27 January, 2013

Eastern Marsh & Pied Harriers

19th January 2013, Batang Tiga , Melaka

Species: Eastern Marsh Harrier

Local Name:

Scientific Name: Circus spilonotus

Equipment: Nikon D7000 + Nikkor AFS-VR 400mm f/2.8G + TC1.4EII

Harriers seem to float effortlessly over the ricefield  in what appears to be a systematic  search pattern for potential preys.

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A female

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My only photo of the male Eastern Marsh Harrier. He was simply too far away for any decent shot.

 

Species: Pied Harrier

Local Name:

Scientific Name: Circus melanoleucos

Equipment: Nikon D7000 + Nikkor AFS-VR 400mm f/2.8G + TC1.4EII

An adult female

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Below: A juvenile Pied Harrier


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                             Equipment: Nikon 1 V2 + Nikkor AFS-VR 400mm f/2.8G + TC20EIII
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Please do correct me if I’m wrong with the IDs.

3 comments:

  1. Incredible! The second shot is my favorite. Loved your open billed storks from a few days ago. Tried to comment, but it wouldn't "take" They were so dynamic. You really captured the grace that seems at odds with their ungainliness when they are at rest.

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  2. nice catch for photog and bird

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  3. Thanks Wilma, Tabib. There are days when blogspot goes a bit haywire

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