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Again continuing the series from Hawk Conservancy in Hampshire
This beautiful and so graceful Golden Eagle called Saxon
was showing off for us in a flying display


V2 another flying low shot, where the light just appeared, briefly!
both hand held
Canon 5D mark iii

Thanks everyone for stopping by and
especially to Steve, Ann, Hugh and John for your User Awards Yesterday
Very much appreciated

Stay indoors and keep dry todayWink

Lillian

Brand:Canon
Lens:EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:7 Feb 2013 - 11:57 AM
Focal Length:400mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/1600sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:And the Race is On!
Username:Lillian Lillian
Uploaded:16 Mar 2013 - 7:47 AM
Tags:General, Golden eagle, Hampshire, Pets / captive animals, Wildlife / nature
Votes:Voting Disabled
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

Comments

marktc
marktc e2 Member 346 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 7:50 AM

Superb, simply excellent Lillian!

andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 7:51 AM

brilliant detail and timing lillian wonderful colour and tones v2 for me today a stunner nice one Wink
andy

rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 7:52 AM

Almost wild LillianSmile
Ron.

Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 7102 forum postsTrev_B vcard England63 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 7:59 AM

Two great images of this wonderful bird Lillian.... the light in V2 makes it my choice,

Trev

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 8:05 AM

Two superb images of these beautiful birds, Lillian, showing off their magnificent wings. Hope your cold is on its way out now. Carol

Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
16 Mar 2013 - 8:06 AM

2 superb action shots Lillian, V2 a slight favourite,
Fred.

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 8:09 AM

An amazing bird Lillian - well captured. I have a slight preference for v2.
Ann

DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 8:14 AM

Two incredible action shots of this fine bird, Lillian!
Such a sharp image and excellent dof from the f5.6 aperture.

****

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 8:19 AM

More fine in-flight shots, Lillian, the detail captured in each could not be better.
Ronnie

sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5267 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 8:20 AM

superb shots

PhillipMinnis
16 Mar 2013 - 8:27 AM

Another fine image, Lillian!

I hope you're feeling better!

Have a nice weekend!


Cheers

Phil

johnke
johnke  154 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 8:29 AM

Great work Lillian a fantastic sight to see, I like V2 but mainly because of the light...John

saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 8:36 AM

Two fantastic and great images,Lillian,V 2 is for me today ,
Saeid

fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 8:41 AM

Another excellent in-flight capture.

Albert

NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 2246 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 8:44 AM

Good captures in awful light.............awful light seems to be the norm nowadays...............GrinGrinGrin

callaby
callaby  1 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2013 - 8:45 AM

Two great shots again Lillian, v2 for me also.
Cal

Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
16 Mar 2013 - 8:46 AM

These are both excellent images Lillian !! V2 maybe just pips V1 to the first prize Smile

Meheecho
Meheecho  1275 forum posts United Kingdom
16 Mar 2013 - 9:00 AM

Two superb images --very well captured
Steve

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2162 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 9:07 AM

Wow 2 great captures, also V2 for the light but only just...

M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
16 Mar 2013 - 9:08 AM

Stunning flight images. Great tones.

leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
16 Mar 2013 - 9:11 AM

Two excellent in flight captures, againSmileSmileSmile
Effrossini

achieverswales
16 Mar 2013 - 9:30 AM

I do like these Lillian, V2 for the extra fine lighting, excellent inflight capture of this majestic bird.

Have a good weekend.

Regards

Trev.

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 9:47 AM

Two very fine shots indeed Lillian. I can see I shall have to join you there some time for a tutorial !!TongueTongueTongue
Ron

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 9:49 AM

Two very fine shots indeed Lillian. Such lovely displays of plumage detail. I can see I shall have to join you there some time for a tutorial.!!!TongueTongueTongueTongue
Ron

gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6519 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 9:59 AM

V2 for the light but I prefer the composition in V1 as you get a feel of its surroundings with the horizon and tree in the background, so the jury is out between two wonderful images Lillian. - gary

helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 10:10 AM

V2 with more of the head and shoulders Lillian SmileSmile
Helen

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 10:18 AM

Two great in-flight captures, Lillian Smile Think I go for the brighter V2 also, and without the distraction of the background Wink
Trev Smile

Jefflor
Jefflor  1 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2013 - 10:25 AM

Super shot.

Jeff

bobhowell
bobhowell e2 Member 1bobhowell vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 10:29 AM

Hi Lillian, both terrific shots V2 for me just with teh light bringing out the detail of the edge of the bird and wings. Such a lovely photo and great detail. Bob

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41029 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England133 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 10:41 AM

The clarity against the background is exceptional, Lillian, not once but twice (and many more I suspect).

Dave

morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 11:03 AM

Two awesome images Lillian, both beautifully captured I have a slight preference for V2 Smile

Hugh

EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 11:11 AM

Two more beauties, Lillian. These in-flights are just wonderful.

Ann

Caziwinkles
16 Mar 2013 - 11:19 AM

What a fantastic wing span! Two awesome images again Lillian. V2 just pips it for me - the lighting and tones are fab! Smile

Carol

jennialexander
jennialexander e2 Member 945 forum postsjennialexander vcard United Kingdom
16 Mar 2013 - 11:26 AM

2excellent in flight images
Jennixx

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 11:53 AM

Magnificent.
KateGrinGrinGrin

AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6606 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 12:02 PM

Excellent in-flight capture. Love the warm tones, and the plumage detail!

Anne

johnjo58
johnjo58 e2 Member 3johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 12:08 PM

Good in flight capture Lillian
David

digital_boi
16 Mar 2013 - 12:34 PM

both BIF shots excellent Lillian v2 just has the edge for me fine exposure control hope you cold is ok and the dentist left you some pennies in the purse TongueWink

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 12:43 PM

Fantastic captures, Lillian, especially V2. Love the light and exposure there and I especially love this fella's wingtip feathers Smile

Andrew

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 1:25 PM

VERY well captured Lillian, brilliant. Lovely colour and detail, amazing how you manage shots like this.

JohnSmile

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32925 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 1:54 PM

A stunning inflight with pin sharp detail and natural coloration Lillian. Version 2 for me being the more interesting. "Superb Lillian"

Nathan

kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 2364 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 2:25 PM

Stunning Lillian. Both amazing shots but V2 just nails it for me too Grin

kathryn

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 5:38 PM

That's marvellous wingspan he has. I hope to see an Eagle on Sky next week, but it won't be as close as this beauty. In the wild they're way up in the mountains, but they do make their presence felt at times. The smaller birds spot them before I do.

Dougie

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 6:17 PM

Incredible ...
Arent birds clever

ValSaxby
ValSaxby e2 Member 8132 forum postsValSaxby vcard United Kingdom
16 Mar 2013 - 6:28 PM

A beauty Lillian.

Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7117 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 6:28 PM

In my opinion the Golden Eagle is the ultimate bird of prey, stunning bird you have done very well to capture lovely sharpness, and detail in an inflight shot. Which is very difficult regardless wether the bird is in the wild or in captivity. Now i have seen this im wanting to get myself to our local falconry centre.

1881
1881  2 India
16 Mar 2013 - 6:44 PM

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janlea
janlea e2 Member 2janlea vcard United Kingdom
16 Mar 2013 - 6:56 PM

Two wonderful images Lillian Smile
Jan

pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8752 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1578 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 6:56 PM

You're such a clever girl! They are both amazing, but I love the composition and background in V2.

JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 6:59 PM

Super detail in these fine in-flight shots
Ju

netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2156 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 7:11 PM

These Two are excellent with lovely detail and a great bgSmile
NettaSmile

ColinEJ
ColinEJ  8 United Kingdom17 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 7:15 PM

He looks marvellous with his primaries at full stretch, looking just like long fingers.

GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 7:50 PM

Stunning capture of an impressive Eagle !
George

Gypsyman
Gypsyman e2 Member 3659 forum postsGypsyman vcard England
16 Mar 2013 - 9:37 PM

Top Marks Again Lillian. Eric.

paskinmj
paskinmj  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 10:14 PM

Nice timing.
Matt

NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 11:53 PM

V2 is my choice but they are both lovely captures of a beautiful bird.

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2013 - 7:24 AM

V2 for me too.

Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
17 Mar 2013 - 12:09 PM

You have caught the movement to a T! GrinGrin
IB

Mrsbass
Mrsbass  1 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2013 - 6:10 PM

Two wonderful images - I think I am the only one but I prefer v1 for the softer moodier tones of this magnificent in-flight shot.

Bravdo
Bravdo  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 2:50 PM

Beautiful bird and beautiful capture .Again well timed shots..

Barry

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 4:06 PM

excellent sharpness in this in flight capture

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 11:18 PM

Two cracking images of this majestic bird soaring gracefully in the air, poetry in motion if ever I saw it

Skeet1Away
11 Apr 2013 - 6:31 PM

What a lovely image, fantastic dof and clarity, I would go with v2 as I think the rock add scale to the shot........


Paul.

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