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Red-Shoulder Hawk II

Red-Shoulder Hawk II
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Copyright: Jahanzeib Malik (KBE) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 571 W: 132 N: 805] (3839)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-07
Categories: Nature, Pets, Experimental, Portrait
Camera: NIKON D200, Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6D ED AF
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-05-03 6:34
Viewed: 2255
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi Folks

Another one of my Red-shouldered Hawk :)
This time focused his eyes.

Shot in RAW proccesed in Capture NX 2.1
- Saturation
- 16X20 Crop
- BG blurred a little more :)

Thats it.

Thanks for viewing
Have a good day.


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The details in the shot are amazing JZM! Outstanding details, wonderful sharpness, I love his intent gaze! You did a great job with this!

Hi Jahanzeib,
Very strict look, perfect focus in the eyes. I like this kind of crop and the fact that we see a close-up of the head of this hawk. Finely blurred backgorund, quite an original post! TFS.

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  • Mitch Gold Star Critiquer [C: 240 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2009-05-03 7:20]

Nice, crystal sharp eyes, and a pretty difficult decision on aperture.
A smaller aperture would have undoubtedly brought the beak into focus, but also perhaps, a little too much of a distracting background.
Excellent detail in the feathers under the beak too.
Good overall contrast and perfect exposure.
well done


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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2009-05-03 7:52]

beautiful close-up photo, excellent details, impressive eyes

Hi Jahanzeib!

What beautiful capture!
Very good composition and POV.
Well done!

Um abraço,

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  • lele Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 796 W: 48 N: 1708] (11179)
  • [2009-05-03 11:10]

ciao jahanzeib
bellissima composizione
ottima messa a fuoco
grande pov
colori eccellenti

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2009-05-03 12:54]

Hello KBE.
Perfect close-up of Hawk.
Good sharpness and well presented detalis.
Best Regards
Janek Kloss

Hi Malik,
Nice close up of Hawk. Very good DOF and sharp looking eyes. Nice details. TFS - Regards - Adil.

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2009-05-03 17:14]

hi Jahan

Very nice close up macro of the head shot, the eye sharpness is well done with good bokeh effect. Although I see the light is not bright to show the strong texture of the bird, there is no underexposusre here.

Nice work.

tfs, bill

Beautiful beautiful shot JZM, such amazing clarity and sharpness. As equally impressive as your last shot of this bird. Nice work!


salaam jz bhai,

i like this one than the previous, good details n nicely cropped.


Hi Jahanzeib
Wonderful capture and portrait
Amazing details and clarity

Bonjour Malik.
Splendide rapace, le regard profond de ce bel oiseau donne à cette photo tout son sens comme présentation.
Les contraste, les couleurs et la bonne netteté permet une aussi une bonne observation de l’image.
Bonne journée.

Hi Jahanzeib, it's a lovely capture of this hawk. The only thing I would suggest is to use aperture priority and us a much smaller aperture to get the whole head in focus. However, then of course you may have the BG too sharp, photography is always a compromise. Love the eyes though!
Best regards, Les

Namstey Bhaijaan
kya haal hain aapke?
bahut hi shaandaar shot hai, the focus and the details are awsome, i like the colours very much
it is so real that i can even touch its feathers.
wonderful post friend

Manuj mEhta

Hey Jahanzeib,

this is perfect macro shot and so powerful image! I am really stunned by the look of the hawk! Great work!

Have a nice day!

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2009-05-07 22:31]

Hi Jahanzeib,
great portrait.Great details.Well done.TFS.Necla.

eyes are mesmerizing and its as if it is ready for this portrit.textures of feather are lovely.So sharp and precise focus of eyes(focal point)that we can notice the blurring beak in FG too

Salam Jahanzeib
It seems the hawk made a special pose for your camera
Shallow DOF resulting 3D view in this shot
Good use of soft focus for its borders
TFS, Alireza

Ciao Jahanzeib

This beautiful visual Hawk
I am astonished by the beauty of
feathers and the details of your eyes, beak and head!
The bird is captured with great details in the plumage,
Finely blurred backgorund,
Very tasteful and well composed my friend ...



Very sharp on the eyes of this hawk. Good use of light - very diffuse - and good work on the background, although I can see the "halo" of your post work.

I think a smaller aperture would have been good though, to keep that beak - which is as interesting as the eyes - in better focus?


Hi Jahanzeib..great portrait...wonderful details and tones...nice work.


Bonsoir Jahanzeib
Quel portrait superbe.
Expression saisisante de ses yeux déterminés,on ressent vraiment l'instint du chasseur de proies.
Excellent travail

Hello Johanzeib,
Excellent close up of this beautiful predator! great focus, exposure and POV. Thanks for sharing!
Best regards Siegfried

hi KBE
excellent close up shot,the hawks eyes are amazing,great colour and sharpness.

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