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African Fish Eagle (halinaeetus vocifer)
This bird is named as 'Othello' and he is one of the perfomers in the displays at my favourite place- Hawk Conservancy Trust. In this shot he is practising his skills as a fish catcher. When I look at those talons I am glad I am not a fish.!! I got him just a tad early I'm afraid but I still like it.
I made no attempt to remove the strap on his leg. Its a captive bird and I would not try to hide it.

Tremendous thanks to all for the stunning response to the Kingfisher. Particular thanks to Ju (Jubarney) and Nuri (Senn) for the UA's.
Very very short of time at the moment so please excuse mostly votes not comments.

Ron

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D4 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:300.0 mm f/4.0
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:1 Oct 2013 - 2:20 PM
Focal Length:300mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1000
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Manual
Title:African Fish Eagle
Username:Maiwand Maiwand
Uploaded:7 Oct 2013 - 7:22 PM
Tags:Birds, Captive, Eagles, Hct , Maiwand, Pets / captive animals
Votes:72
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JuBarney
JuBarney Plus Member 4JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2013 - 7:23 PM

A lovely action shot
Ju

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GeorgePlatis
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7 Oct 2013 - 7:26 PM

Excellent capture!

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leontari
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7 Oct 2013 - 7:30 PM

Amazing in flight capture Ron!
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EileenH
EileenH  2 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2013 - 7:30 PM

Great captureSmile

Eileen

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sparrowhawk
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7 Oct 2013 - 7:35 PM

magical shot love these birds

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Geofferz
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7 Oct 2013 - 7:38 PM

Brilliant capture as they can move fast................ Geoff

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franken
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7 Oct 2013 - 7:43 PM

A superb in flight shot here Ron.

Ken

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rogerfry
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7 Oct 2013 - 8:04 PM

Nice panning work Ron.....and a very handsome bird.

Roger.

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sweetpea62
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7 Oct 2013 - 8:21 PM

Superb capture..Lin

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Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 6Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2013 - 8:34 PM

Great timing, and I don't think it is too early, this shows so much more than the catch...they do there...agree fantastic place to go
Lillian

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taggart
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7 Oct 2013 - 9:07 PM

Great inflight capture----

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Holmewood
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7 Oct 2013 - 9:10 PM

Lovely shot. Agree about those talons. Cathy

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Brian65
Brian65 Plus Member 6Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
7 Oct 2013 - 9:20 PM

WOW! you've done it Ron, I have tried hundreds of shots and got rid of the lot. Great shot and lovely place.
Brian

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ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
7 Oct 2013 - 9:22 PM

Every your shot, Ron, it's always something very delicious!Smile
Regards Valery

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trevaze
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7 Oct 2013 - 9:30 PM

Great action shot Ron. Frightening talons

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7 Oct 2013 - 9:47 PM

Excellent detailed action capture.

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Daisymaye
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7 Oct 2013 - 11:46 PM

Great action captured. Love those outstretched feet.

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
8 Oct 2013 - 4:28 AM

My favourite African bird of prey - that call is so lovely Smile A super image this GrinGrinGrin

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2013 - 6:14 AM

A wonderful in flight capture, Ron. Carol

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  6 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2013 - 11:25 AM

wow not seen one of these in my back garden. Excellent capture. paul

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annettep38
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8 Oct 2013 - 6:19 PM

Excellent timing.. Early? Wish I could ever get them at anything else than circling 200m above me!

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jaktis
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8 Oct 2013 - 6:56 PM

A frightening pose

Peter

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Greyheron
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8 Oct 2013 - 6:58 PM

Superb action shot Ron - nicely done...

Mike

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bricurtis
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8 Oct 2013 - 9:10 PM

Super capture Ron - I like the position of the feet - they look deadly.Smile
Brian.

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8 Oct 2013 - 10:58 PM

Great shot, Ron!

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Mike_Smith
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9 Oct 2013 - 6:00 PM

Wonderful shot Ron, your right about those Talons, i bet he would rip a fish to bits with them and the beak

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9 Oct 2013 - 11:12 PM

Great shot of this wonderful bird.Smile
ivor

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FeatherFriend
10 Oct 2013 - 11:17 AM

Fab in flight shot Ron, those claws look deadly, great pov and a lovely natural BG,
Geoff.

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A Booth
A Booth  13 United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 3:01 PM

landing gear down, spectacular flight image, superb in colour and detail.

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10 Oct 2013 - 11:10 PM

A terrific action shot Ron, it looks as though he's practising the long jump in this image!

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SteveMackay
11 Oct 2013 - 12:46 AM

What a pose!!!!, fantastic shot Ron!!SmileSmileSmile

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termite53
termite53  2 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2013 - 12:08 PM

Brilliant capture there

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11 Oct 2013 - 9:09 PM

Ron, Given the speed it was probably doing at the time it's a superb image Smile
Brian J.

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senn
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12 Oct 2013 - 6:02 AM

fab action shot here Ron !..

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12 Oct 2013 - 2:15 PM

Great image Ron.

The speed of his attack has taken a little of your usual sharpness away, but still quite special.


Gareth Smile

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