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This is a reworked image from last June.

I have been following an interesting discussion on a couple of images posted here on epz and it reminded about a chance encounter I had last year with this gorgeous bird.

It was just before I finished work and decided to take the dog on a long walk as we were having some extensive work done in the garden and so he would have been cooped up most of the day. Rucsac packed we headed into the beacons and I followed an old tram road leading to some quarries where I sat down to get the flask out. I had packed my camera but didn't expect to use it much as the dog does not go off the lead - he would be gone like a shot down some hole and I don't want that happening!! Anyway, soaking up the sun I suddenly heard the familiar call of the Peregrine ....I was quite close to the rim of one of the quarries so crawled over to look and there was this beauty perched on the cliff opposite! I quickly grabbed my camera and changed from my wide angle to the 300m lens and gave the dog a bonio and wrapped his lead around my leg so I could get two hands on the camera. The juvenile was calling to the mother and I managed a couple of shots before making a hasty retreat from the spot. Although this bird had obviously fledged I was unsure how close I was to the nest site so removed my self and carried on my walk with my heart beating a little faster because of the encounter! Luckily I get to see these birds flying around when I am out with my dog but have not had such a great sighting as that day.

Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:canon 300m l f4
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Peregrine
Username:Alan_Coles Alan_Coles
Uploaded:12 Apr 2010 - 1:35 PM
Tags:General, Wildlife / nature
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andy210966
12 Apr 2010 - 1:41 PM

A really smashing shot and a fine tale in the telling Alan!

Andy

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Platchet
Platchet  7 Wales8 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2010 - 1:52 PM

A real beauty Al, very sharp and the comp is spot on!
Hope it gets more than my Woodie ! Wink
Gazza

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Ian-Munro
Ian-Munro  6200 forum posts Wales15 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2010 - 1:54 PM

"give the dog a bonio and wrapped his lead around my leg!" Wink visions of him spotting a rabbit and dragging you by your leg around the Beacons pmsl.

Great image of a great bird. Not easy to get and its sharp too.

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morpheus1955
12 Apr 2010 - 2:07 PM

Fabulous shot, superb detail and composition.

Hugh

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Shane136
Shane136  1163 forum posts United Kingdom
12 Apr 2010 - 2:14 PM

Nice one, well taken

Shane

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Morgs
Morgs  6 Wales62 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2010 - 2:51 PM

Superb clarity on a real WILD bird people. This is a far better capture than anything in a sanctuary. This MUST get more recognition. Al, superbly written up, but respect to you for getting the clarity and detail that you have. 9 votes in just over an hour is a scandal with photography of this quality.

Dave

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2010 - 3:42 PM

Really enjoyed your write up Thanks
This really is a belter ..I cant add to that really

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Phil_Morgan
12 Apr 2010 - 4:20 PM

FFS people, the votes on this are a joke Sad
A real WILD peregrine of this quality is rare indeed, congratulations on a top capture Al.

Phil.

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finepetportraits

Thank you for sharing this story and showing this amazing shot. Wow! And 'wow' again!

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DEK4
DEK4 Junior Member 5 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2010 - 4:39 PM

Brilliant!
Good timing, positioning, detail and blurry BG.

Danny

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janty66
janty66  7 England
12 Apr 2010 - 5:02 PM

excellent capture...

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2010 - 5:17 PM

I have seen these flying over my head today as my Cliff works in a garden near a nest sight - if only I had a good lens to get a shot like this Smile

Linda

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2010 - 5:34 PM

absolutely cracking shot, and a great encounter. love it.lesley

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redshank
redshank  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2010 - 5:52 PM

Super image.
Martin

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wideangler
12 Apr 2010 - 6:24 PM

Superb!

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Alan_Baseley
Alan_Baseley e2 Member 13323 forum postsAlan_Baseley vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2010 - 6:26 PM

Excellent shot,
Alan

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2010 - 6:40 PM

An utterly fantastic shot Alan. The look in the birds eye,the turn of the head and the awesome plumage speaks of one of the best shots I have seen for a long time. Just magic. Shortlisted
Ron

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8292 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2010 - 7:01 PM

cracking shot and love the story

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2010 - 7:09 PM

OMG Shot in a million with a 300mm lens !! Fabulous detail,wonderful turn of the head,great setting & a great eye too..Love it and what an addition to a PF.............SUPERB

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2010 - 7:51 PM

So pleased to make this extra special capture 30. What a great angle down the back and turned head. Oh to be that close, superb detail and capture
Richard

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s800byj
s800byj  7133 forum posts United Kingdom
12 Apr 2010 - 7:57 PM

What a great shot, I have a lot of Raptors near my home but I have never caught one as close up and with as much detail.
Well done, lets hope the birds continue to offer you the chance to capture them in the coming years.

Scott

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Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
12 Apr 2010 - 9:11 PM

What a great shot, and write up, many thanks Alan.
Brian

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Phil_Morgan
12 Apr 2010 - 9:19 PM

Glad to see this picked up eventually mate Smile

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mitchy81
mitchy81  5 England18 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2010 - 9:26 PM

Fantastic image Alan.

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Excellent capture Al

Chris

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Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2010 - 7:15 AM

Excellent bird capture in a natural setting.
Tom.

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