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Thank you for your votes and kind comments on my previous upload,this is a capture at quite a distance, a gymnogene is an african harrier hawk. This bird can reach into nest and turn its foot like a grab on a crane ive watched it being dive bombed by starlings in an attempt to stop it with no avail, They have a small head, and large floppy wings, and a lazy manner of flight,

Brand:NIKON
Camera:Nikon D90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 150-500
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Gymnogene
Username:Gray_ina Gray_ina
Uploaded:20 Nov 2011 - 10:10 PM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2011 - 10:36 PM

Great capture Graham. Never seen or heard of one before. Most unusual.
Ron

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6212 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2011 - 10:39 PM

Very unusual and a great capture, Graham - see what you mean about a lazy manner of flight - fascinating.
Sylvia

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Gezina
Gezina  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2011 - 10:47 PM

The wing shape reminds me of a fighter plane - well timed inflight shot. Considering we saw it flying towards us and we both leant out the window either side of the car trying to get our shot - I'm amazed that we got some to upload - well done on this one - Ina

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2011 - 10:50 PM

A good in-flight capture Gray - an interesting bird and a good narrative - still swinging that 150-500mm around I see

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2011 - 11:19 PM

Great inflight capture. Like those wings..........Sandy

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HP1485
HP1485  6 England5 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2011 - 12:06 AM

Lovely angle for your shot. Thank you for sharing.

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114484 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2011 - 1:24 AM

Don't see many of these in the wilds of Somerset Gray........LOL

Ade Wink

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CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2011 - 6:32 AM

Very well captured, Gray, sounds a rather mean bird Sad Carol

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achieverswales
21 Nov 2011 - 3:08 PM

Hi Gray
Same as others did not know this bird, excellent inflight capture mate!

Regards

Trev.

Last Modified By achieverswales at 21 Nov 2011 - 3:08 PM

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Gray_ina  6
23 Nov 2011 - 8:26 PM

Surprised at the response to this bird, as we have only had 2 sightings in 20 odd visits to the kruger, this being the only one out in the open to capture this equates to over 50,000 kilometers of driving and looking a bird not really special to look at but amazing in its abilityto almost dislocate and turn its leg and foot to rob nests. definitely not a run of the mill bird gray.

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drayl002
drayl002  434 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2011 - 8:37 PM

I have never heard of one of these, I love the way you have got the primaries all in focus.

Luke

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Gray_ina  6
24 Nov 2011 - 8:19 AM

I now know that these birds do actually dislocate the leg at the knee, amazing.

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