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species that I would like to photograph again, almost as much as the red squirrel.

You really need to witness these birds close up to just appreciate the anatomy and design which is so perfectly suited to their role in nature

Camera:Nikon D3 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:300mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Another
Username:csurry csurry
Uploaded:15 Dec 2009 - 7:28 PM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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Image123
Image123  5 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2009 - 7:41 PM

great shot

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
15 Dec 2009 - 7:48 PM

well caught detail and the little water spray as he leaves the water

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Dec 2009 - 7:53 PM

A spectacular bird and a spectacular capture Cheryl. Superb.
Steve

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Wilmot
Wilmot  6338 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Dec 2009 - 7:56 PM

WOW Cheryl,The one Bird i want to get a decent shot of,When i have a car.....
Steve

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
15 Dec 2009 - 7:57 PM

I would like to risk it and say this is the best capture i've seen from you Cheryl. Superb detail and exposure and in that close is awesome all the way down to the water trail and also the angle of the wings giving a great view of those talons
Top Shelf by far
Richard

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kinfatric
kinfatric  9550 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
15 Dec 2009 - 8:19 PM

don't think you got as close as you may have liked Cheryl but the detail is great and well timed also.

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harrattp
harrattp  7 England4 Constructive Critique Points
15 Dec 2009 - 8:26 PM

Fantastic detail in all respects Cheryl.

Paul

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
15 Dec 2009 - 8:29 PM

Wonderful capture.
Joan.

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arhb
arhb e2 Member 72273 forum postsarhb vcard United Kingdom68 Constructive Critique Points
15 Dec 2009 - 9:02 PM

Nice angle on this shot Cheryl - a great image.

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Imagephotographics

Fantastic shot - well captured indeed

Chris

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
15 Dec 2009 - 9:15 PM

Thanks all.

From a photographic point of view closeness needs to be offset by the inability (of this photographer) to keep a straight horizon, so you need to allow some space to rotate the canvas.

Need more than a car Steve to get this close Wink You need the assistance of Ole Martin Dahl who is known as the "Eagle man" Grin

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SurreyHillsMan e2 Member 627 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Dec 2009 - 10:56 PM

Superb Cheryl, one of your finest

Jon

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chazcherry
15 Dec 2009 - 11:01 PM

Superb capture. Well done. Chaz.

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accipiter
accipiter e2 Member 4accipiter vcard England57 Constructive Critique Points
15 Dec 2009 - 11:54 PM

fabulous flight capture. A

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bromley-smith
15 Dec 2009 - 11:55 PM

10/10 for this shot, beautiful.
Tony

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Wilmot
Wilmot  6338 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2009 - 8:59 AM


Quote:

Need more than a car Steve to get this close You need the assistance of Ole Martin Dahl who is known as the "Eagle man"

Haha,I guess you were on a boat?
Must have been hard to keep still..........
Steve

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FredF
FredF  7 France
16 Dec 2009 - 10:49 AM

Fantastic .

Fred

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DeSilver
DeSilver e2 Member 7DeSilver vcard England11 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2009 - 11:17 AM

Brilliant image all round.

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Cormy
Cormy  6 England
16 Dec 2009 - 12:18 PM

Absolutely stunning.
Cheers
Alan

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Vince_S
Vince_S  4 England
16 Dec 2009 - 2:14 PM

Brilliant shot. It is my ambition to try and photograph this bird next year and if I get one half as good as this I will be chuffed.

Vince

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LeeFisher e2 Member 559 forum postsLeeFisher vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2009 - 6:30 PM

superb cheryl. Top drawer shot, if i could award another user medal this week i would.
fish.

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JouŠo
JouŠo  1056 forum posts Finland
16 Dec 2009 - 6:41 PM

should sell some serious money! IMO..........

Jouko

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2009 - 7:15 PM

Thanks all.

Very hard sometimes to keep balance in the boat whilst trying to keep an eye on both the bait and bird as it approached. We had very choppy weather and could not go out at all on the final day, the following week they had mirror calm conditions Sad You just can't tell what you will get and hence why I would like to go again. The main problem with most of the tour companies that organise (and have booked nearly all places available until 2011) is that you pay for the services of a guide when really with Ole there you don't need one. So it means one more person in the boat potentially getting in the way. The company I went with, left everything to Ole and it worked just fine, so I am reluctant to pay a premium for someone else to be there when it is not necessary, However, if I want to go again any time soon I may have to reconsider that aspect.

Can highly recommend the experience though, but not easy if the conditions are rough, I had the bruises to prove it after three days trying to stand and photograph as the boat rocked.

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jonah794
jonah794  51723 forum posts United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2009 - 6:55 AM

Goodness Cheryl, another award!!
IN a row you have had: HC, HC, HC, EC, GEA, HC !!!!
I've tried the tenner idea and it hasnt worked yet Wink
Great shot though.
Jonah

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Stunning shot, wow.

Scott

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jonah794
jonah794  51723 forum posts United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2009 - 7:53 PM

The title 'another' is suggesting to : yet another award! Tongue

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2009 - 9:41 PM

Yep that's what I meant Jonah Wink

Thanks Scott.

Jonah, you need more than one tenner in the bag!

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jonah794  51723 forum posts United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2009 - 4:48 PM


Quote: Jonah, you need more than one tenner in the bag!

Oh, I see... why didnt you tell me! Wink

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CathyI e2 Member 9344 forum postsCathyI vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2009 - 11:43 AM

Impressive shot of an impressive creature!

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Emmog
Emmog  538 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2010 - 7:52 PM

Incredible shot
Matt

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