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A full frame capture of a Merlin (Falco columbarius), taken at a Birds of Prey workshop in open moorland in Northumberland at the beginning of June. Sadly it was too windy for the birds to fly, but it was such a privilege to view these working raptors at close quarters.

Many thanks for you support of yesterday's Nesting Fulmar - much appreciated, as always Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS II USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:11 Jun 2013 - 1:59 PM
Focal Length:500mm taken 5.9m from subject, tripod
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/1600sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:500
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Merlin (Falco columbarius)
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:30 Aug 2013 - 9:40 AM
Tags:Bird of prey, Falco columbarius, Full frame, Merlin, Moorland, Northumberland, Pets / captive animals, Raptor, Working
Votes:48

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114484 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2013 - 9:44 AM

Well fancy uploading this next to mine, what chance do I have now eh? Wink

Good to see your still alive and kicking Sylvia.....Cracking image BTW....

Ade

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2013 - 10:04 AM

It's a magnificent bird, expertly captured, Sylvia: how well it stands out against that uniform green b/g tone.
Wonderful detail.
Ronnie.

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2013 - 10:33 AM

beautifully captured Sylvia, and what a great pose
calling for food..maybe
Lillian

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Ted447
Ted447 e2 Member 142 forum postsTed447 vcard United Kingdom
30 Aug 2013 - 10:40 AM

Great image Sylvia.TedGrinGrin

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 429 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2013 - 11:25 AM

A really first class capture, terrific detailSmile

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PhilSingleton
PhilSingleton e2 Member 2PhilSingleton vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2013 - 12:44 PM

Super shot Sylvia - such beautiful birds!! Great lighting, clarity and background.

Phil.

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2155 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2013 - 2:47 PM

A beauty...well captured

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tonyng
tonyng e2 Member 4tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2013 - 3:19 PM

Fantastic image Sylvia.

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2013 - 5:42 PM

A splendid shot
Ju

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AnnJ
AnnJ e2 Member 2AnnJ vcard Scotland
30 Aug 2013 - 5:49 PM

Another splendid shot Sylvia. Ann.

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5240 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2013 - 7:33 PM

Excellent Image of a stunning bird!!

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Norfolkboy
Norfolkboy e2 Member 8Norfolkboy vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2013 - 8:28 PM

Outstanding capture, Sylvia.
Colin

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2013 - 8:37 PM

Terrific detail and colours Sylvia - gets my UA for sure SmileSmile
Helen

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Myathebirdwatcher999
Myathebirdwatcher999 Junior Member 1 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2013 - 8:42 PM

Brilliant sharp shot!!



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SteveMackay
30 Aug 2013 - 9:25 PM

Absolutely stunning capture Sylvia!!!, wonderful detail, calling pose, colours, composition and background....a delight!!!Smile

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2013 - 10:33 PM

A terrific shot of this majestic bird Sylvia, glad to see to see that this one has been received with raptorous applauseSmile

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91887 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2013 - 10:51 AM

A beauty Sylvia - a wonderful pose and superb clarity in this.
Brian.

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 6FeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2013 - 11:17 AM

Splendid detail Sylvia and a lovely clear BG,
Geoff.

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kojak
kojak e2 Member 1kojak vcard United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 - 7:49 PM

Stunning and pin sharp

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