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Quarrel between buzzards



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34 Comments | Report
natieleo
 
natieleo December 10, 2017
this is awesome ????
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fabrizioferraris December 10, 2017
Thanks!!!!
HenryT
 
HenryT December 10, 2017
Nice catch!
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fabrizioferraris December 10, 2017
Thank you Henry!!
Witmar
 
Witmar May 09, 2018
great picture
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fabrizioferraris May 09, 2018
Thank you Witmar!!
Hsusbs
 
Hsusbs May 09, 2018
how save photo ?
HeatherMS
 
HeatherMS May 09, 2018
Incredible ! Amazing shot.
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fabrizioferraris May 09, 2018
Thank you Heather!!
Teratura PRO
 
Teratura May 10, 2018
Some people are at the right place at the right time! If I were to EVER get a shot like this, I don't know how I would top it! Simply, simply amazing!!!
fabrizioferraris PRO
fabrizioferraris May 10, 2018
Thanks so much! Shots like these always require a good dose of luck and patience. That day I had a lot of both!!
Craftqueen98 PRO+
 
Craftqueen98 May 14, 2018
Amazing capture
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fabrizioferraris May 14, 2018
Thank you Craftqueen!!
Alfredo_Jose PRO
 
Alfredo_Jose May 18, 2018
Stunning!
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fabrizioferraris May 19, 2018
Thanks!!
bobtoye PRO+
 
bobtoye July 25, 2018
Spectacular! What I would call ‘stalking that wildlife action photo.’
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fabrizioferraris July 25, 2018
Thank you very much bobtoye!
CobusOosthuizen PRO+
 
CobusOosthuizen July 30, 2018
Amazing capture. Well done!
catherinethompson PRO
 
catherinethompson August 22, 2018
Brilliant capture. Well done.
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fabrizioferraris September 30, 2018
Thanks Catherine!
Nostroboy PRO
 
Nostroboy October 09, 2018
What a hit ! I love the action of this shot and the work on light !
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fabrizioferraris October 09, 2018
Thank you very much Nostroboy!!
Argentiere PRO
 
Argentiere December 09, 2018
Absolute genius, magnificent capture from a passionate virtuoso!
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fabrizioferraris December 09, 2018
Thank you Argentiere!!!
photosue50
 
photosue50 December 21, 2018
Beautiful
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fabrizioferraris December 21, 2018
Thank you very much!!
Shebeme2
 
Shebeme2 December 27, 2018
They do not look like the buzzards I see here but more like a hawk of some type....but anyway, very cool photo..!!
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fabrizioferraris December 27, 2018
I don't know where are you but i'm shure that these was two buzzards. Anyway thank you!!
pacinodeppfan1
 
pacinodeppfan1 January 08, 2019
Great shot!
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fabrizioferraris January 08, 2019
Thanks pacinodeppfan1!!
pacinodeppfan1
 
pacinodeppfan1 January 08, 2019
The one on the left looks like has arms & fingers! :D
MaryAnne306 PRO+
 
MaryAnne306 January 08, 2019
Fabulous capture! Congratulations on being a finalist--well deserved.
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fabrizioferraris January 08, 2019
Thank you very much Mary!
simonparry PRO+
 
simonparry January 09, 2019
Amazing capture..
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fabrizioferraris January 09, 2019
Thank you very much simonparry!!
TASmileyPhotos PRO+
 
TASmileyPhotos January 15, 2019
Awesome shot!!!!!
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fabrizioferraris January 15, 2019
Thanks TASmileyPhotos!!!
billdoub
 
billdoub January 22, 2019
This is Fantastic Shot. This shot takes my breath and words away from me, I just wish one day I would have a shot like this.
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fabrizioferraris January 22, 2019
You are very kind billdoub!! Thank you very much!!!
cdhollingsworth PRO+
 
cdhollingsworth January 22, 2019
very well done!!
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fabrizioferraris January 22, 2019
Thank you very much!!
lieberaugust
 
lieberaugust January 23, 2019
Super en op juiste moment
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fabrizioferraris January 23, 2019
Thank you lieberaugust!!
judithbaker
 
judithbaker January 23, 2019
Gorgeous shot! (But FYI I believe those are hawks)
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fabrizioferraris January 23, 2019
Thanks judithbaker. Buzzards are a species of hawks
keepclicking
 
keepclicking January 24, 2019
Awesome
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fabrizioferraris January 24, 2019
Thanks keepclicking!
jenngingerbyron
 
jenngingerbyron January 24, 2019
What a spectacular shot
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fabrizioferraris January 24, 2019
Thank you jenngingerbyron!!
matej007
 
matej007 February 07, 2019
Great shot
fabrizioferraris PRO
fabrizioferraris February 08, 2019
Thanks matej007!!
cindyevansseeley PRO+
 
cindyevansseeley March 04, 2019
Wow! Great shot!
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fabrizioferraris March 05, 2019
Thanks cindyevansseeley!!
Trudie PRO+
 
Trudie August 31, 2019
Magnificent capture! ;)
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fabrizioferraris August 31, 2019
Thanks Trudie!
the_cutestlink
 
the_cutestlink September 05, 2019
Fabulous.. congratulations 😀
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fabrizioferraris September 05, 2019
Thank you very much!!!
PDphotography
 
PDphotography September 09, 2019
Stunning!
fabrizioferraris PRO
fabrizioferraris September 09, 2019
Thanks PDphotography!
Happy_Hippy PRO+
 
Happy_Hippy October 24, 2019
great shot
fabrizioferraris PRO
fabrizioferraris October 24, 2019
Thank you very much Happy_Hippy!!
bobbytaylor71 PRO
 
bobbytaylor71 Jan 15
Awesome ... Love the wing spread ...
bobbytaylor71 PRO
 
bobbytaylor71 Jan 15
Congrats on your awards, well done.
fabrizioferraris PRO
Thank you very much!!

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in Italy, in the Piedmont countryside
Time
To make this shot I got up at 5.30 in the morning and at 7.30 I was there. It's important to be in place very early to avoid being seen by animals. I knew that in this area there were some buzzards fighting for territorial supremacy in fact, on the same day, I was able to photograph 8 different buzzards. In the case of this image the two buzzards fight for prey. The rat had been hunted by the animal on the right but as soon as it arrived on the roost the other buzzard arrived in a swoop trying to steal it. The fight lasted several minutes and finally a third buzzard stole the prey
Lighting
The light at that moment was particular. There was a warm light in the undergrowth as the sunlight was filtered by the branches of the plants, at the same time you could see the blue sky in the background creating a nice contrast of warm / cold light
Equipment
For this shot i used a Nikon D500 with a Sigma 150-600 f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM S and Gitzo tripod with Photoseiki TB-101 head
Inspiration
I knew that there would be an opportunity to make a similar shot but I didn't think I could have both animals so well exposed. The wait rewarded me!
Editing
Shooting always in raw, this gives me the opportunity to better develop the shots in post-production. In this shot it was not necessary a great post-production work. The light was already fantastic and I didn't have to correct it a lot. Sharpness, contrast, luminance, saturation and a few other slight adjustments gave this final result
In my camera bag
Normally my backpack is not very light... I have a Nikon D610 and Nikon D500. About lens i have: Tamron 15-30 SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD, Tamron 24-70 SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD, Sigma 70-200 F/2.8-AF EX DG OS HSM, Sigma 150-600 f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM S. Also in the backpack I always carry spare batteries, cleaning kit, various filters, covers and camouflage cloth, 2 torches and 2 remote shots
Feedback
To do nature photography I always suggest to study the behaviors of the animals you want to photograph. Migration or mating periods, feeding and preferred habitat must be absolutely known by the photographer. Having done this you need a lot of patience and free time. Sometimes you don't do any shoot for all the day and then everything happens in 5 minutes ... the animals are unpredictable but they are beautiful for this too

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