|Copyright: Dariusz Poplawski (darik47)
|Date Taken: 2015-11-14|
|Camera: Sony A700|
|Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds|
|Details: Tripod: Yes|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2015-11-24 9:35|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The northern goshawk (Old English: gōsheafoc, "goose-hawk"), Accipiter gentilis, is a medium-large bird of prey in the family Accipitridae, which also includes other diurnal raptors, such as eagles, buzzards and harriers. As a species in the Accipiter genus, the goshawk is often considered a true "hawk".|
It is a widespread species that inhabits the temperate parts of the Northern Hemisphere. It is the only species in the Accipiter genus found in both Eurasia and North America. With the exception of Asia, it is the only species of "goshawk" in its range and it is thus often referred to, both officially and unofficially, as simply the "goshawk". It is mainly resident, but birds from colder regions migrate south for the winter. In North America, migratory goshawks are often seen migrating south along mountain ridge tops in September and October.
This species was first described by Linnaeus in his Systema naturae in 1758 under its current scientific name.[
The northern goshawk appears on the flag of the Azores. The archipelago of the Azores, Portugal, takes its name from the Portuguese language word for goshawk, (ašor), because the explorers who discovered the archipelago thought the birds of prey they saw there were goshawks; later it was found that these birds were kites or common buzzards
I'ts my first goshawk :)
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- [2015-11-24 13:18]
An awesome shot of this very pretty Northern Goshawk. I love the natural setting photographed in the high grass and the colors are beautiful. Excellent eye contact and nicely framed. A winner in my book!!
Beautiful shot of this Northern Goshawk.
Slightly decentralized placing works here nicely. No doubt an excellent presentation. Good work....
Thanks for showing your work with us,