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I was so very nearly in the right place for this shot. Couple of feet forward and a couple to the left and it would have looked like I was his prey.

The Hawk Conservancy Trust are pretty good, but they won't feed their birds photographers - something about the birds picking up an infection! Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Focal Length:500mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/1250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:640
Exposure Mode:Manual
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Last thing you see.
Username:ColinEJ ColinEJ
Uploaded:18 Mar 2013 - 1:43 AM
Tags:Bald eagle, Bald Eagle in Flight, Birds of prey, Hawk conservancy trust, Pets / captive animals, Raptor
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debu
debu  5 India
18 Mar 2013 - 5:08 AM

Superb in flight captured.
debu

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
18 Mar 2013 - 5:11 AM

Excellent !! A stunning shot !

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ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 2295 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 7:09 AM

Wow what an excellent capture, spot on with your timing....... superb

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Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 6Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 7:56 AM

Great timing goes with this brilliant shot Colin
outstanding
Lillian

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teocali
teocali Plus Member 7375 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 9:04 AM

My first reaction to this, BEFORE I read your description, was "my goodness, I feel as though I am the vole"! Perfect timing, superb detail and great POV.
Sylvia

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richmowil
richmowil Plus Member 6307 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 10:24 AM

Super, well executed image - I like it a lot!!

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sable
sable  7 England7 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 12:20 PM

A very interesting image and I like it so well composed and captured - Elizabeth xx

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GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis Plus Member 2GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 1:04 PM

Excellent capture !
George

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brian17302
brian17302 Plus Member 3brian17302 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 4:03 PM

Super in flight capture especially getting the claws for the kill
Regards Brian

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Brian65
Brian65 Plus Member 6Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
18 Mar 2013 - 6:49 PM

Perfect timing, fantastic image Colin.
Brian

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tomcat Plus Member 96360 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 6:57 PM

Perfect timing Colin

Actually quite impressive

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Niknut Plus Member 5987 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 7:04 PM

Wonderful shot !!!.....glad you survived !!

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JuBarney Plus Member 4JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 7:10 PM

Super action shot
Ju

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tonyheps
tonyheps  121 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2013 - 12:46 AM

WOW!

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pluckyfilly Plus Member 8342 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2013 - 8:09 AM

Great work

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