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Taken during a falconry session today.

Conditions were perfect, but for some reason none of the birds quite wanted to play ball. On the positive side we found some great perches for another visit.

Camera:Nikon D3s Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:500mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Merlin
Username:csurry csurry
Uploaded:20 Nov 2010 - 7:05 PM
Tags:Falco columbarius, Merlin, Pets / captive animals, Post
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mikesmith
mikesmith e2 Member 945 forum postsmikesmith vcard United Kingdom35 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2010 - 7:43 PM

Typical Merlin pose and a very competent capture
mike

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chalkhillblue
chalkhillblue e2 Member 5143 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2010 - 7:44 PM

As always, captured beautifully.
David

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Gezina
Gezina  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2010 - 8:53 AM

Delightful shot - but he does look grumpy and not willing to play Wink Ina

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2010 - 3:17 PM

The merlin was probably the "best behaved" Wink

Just one of those things with this kind of photography, sometimes what is great conditions for the photographer just don't seem to appeal to the birds. One was a bit hyperactive because it needed to fly and be fed, but due to a miscommunication that did not happen. Result bird not wanting to sit on a perch, which was a shame as it did look good for the few seconds that it was there Grin

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achieverswales
12 Dec 2010 - 4:22 PM

This deserves more votes, love the pose and eye contact.

Regards

Trev.

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