Bald Eagle & more

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  1. Silverpenguin

    Silverpenguin TPF Noob!

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    I popped along to The Hawk Conservancy here in the UK yesterday. Its a bird of prey centre out in the countryside. It was a great day out and I thought I'd share a couple of my favourite pictures from the day.

    Not seen a Bald Eagle up this close before, beautiful bird! The first one is my favourite (and in fact my favourite picture of the day).

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    D200, 200-400 VR at 200mm, 1/125s at f5.6, ISO 200, using fence as a support.

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    D200, 200-400 VR at 220mm, 1/160s at f5.6, ISO 200, fence support

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    D200, 200-400 VR at 220mm, 1/160s at f5.6, ISO 200, fence support

    Vulture (this thing was H.U.G.E. I think they said it had a 15 foot wingspan, and it came in and flew about 2 foot over my head!)
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    D200, 200-400 VR at 200mm, 1/800s at f4.5, ISO 160

    A couple of Black Kites: (veru hard to expose for I was finding)
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    They flew 5 at the same time and at the end of the show they fired food in the air for them to catch, I manged to get 3 of them:
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    And an outake, heavily cropped and not very sharp:
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    I missed out on a superb Barn Owl taking off from a post shot, I didn't think his wings were so big and one of them just goes out of frame! Very annoying.

    Still, it was a great day out and I'll be going back again. They do special photographic days where you get a guided one on one tour - think I'll give that a go at some point! :)
     
  2. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I must stop browsingt this forum. I must.
    All these good photos here, they --- they --- they fill me with so much awe and make me wish so I could be as good, but... Hmph.
    Might show you the pics I took in a bird park a week ago, maybe, and if only so you can get a good laugh out of them...

    The eagle portraits are --- stunning!!!
     
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    I never stop being amazed and awed at Bald Eagles. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    AWESOME!!!! Number 1 is incredible! I love bald eagles and these are superb!
     
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    Raymond J Barlow TPF Noob!

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    I could not have said it better, incredible images!
     
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    Silverpenguin TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for the comments, glad you like them. I think that first Bald Eagle shot may have become one of my personal favourite photos yet!
     
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    wow! simply beautiful, Bald Eagles are awesome creatures! you've captured these perfectly.
     
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    Sweet!

    Eric
     
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    SHARP shots like an Eagle!!!:thumbup:
     
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    Very impressive pics! And how cool it must have been to have the vulture fly so close to you.
     
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    THat first one is lovely.
     
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