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You may be wondering where the tawny owl in the tags is...

Well I could tell you, but it's not after the watershed Smile

Decided to leave all the flies, even though they look like massive dust-bunnies as they add to the atmosphere.

Have held back on posting these for a couple of reasons, but decided the time was right.

Again processed in NX and on the laptop, so if it looks wierd please say.

Camera:Nikon Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:200-400
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Tea Time
Username:csurry csurry
Uploaded:13 Sep 2007 - 8:43 PM
Tags:Falco peregrinus, Feeding, Flies, Heather, Peregrine, Pets / captive animals, Strix aluco, Swarm, Tawny owl
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nobby2sheds
13 Sep 2007 - 8:45 PM

Superb shot.

Paul

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TonyFrith
TonyFrith  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2007 - 8:48 PM

And I thought they only ate pigeons
Good shot
Tony

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kinfatric
kinfatric  9550 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2007 - 8:49 PM

naw! its good natural colours Cheryl and a compelling shot of nature

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janty66
janty66  7 England
13 Sep 2007 - 8:52 PM

cracking shot...

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Richardtyrrelllandscapes

Great shot, well done.

Richie.

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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2007 - 8:58 PM

love it, it is brilliant

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91899 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2007 - 9:00 PM

Superb natural image -surrounded by flies and feathers the Peregrine looks wonderful.

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KBan
KBan  9457 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2007 - 9:02 PM

looks fine to me Cheryl
Poor Tawny !!
keith

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obriendavy
13 Sep 2007 - 9:11 PM

Stunning shot, it doesn't get much better.

Regards.
Dave.

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proz
proz  10205 forum posts United States
13 Sep 2007 - 9:13 PM

a cracker

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Davestem
Davestem  7 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2007 - 9:18 PM

amazing shot well spotted
Dave

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ink_weaver
13 Sep 2007 - 10:09 PM

Great photo. Well taken.

Sharon

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una  11 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2007 - 10:32 PM

What a great shot.well caught.

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ZInaNMooner
13 Sep 2007 - 10:49 PM

Great shot. Well done.

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nolongeramember
13 Sep 2007 - 10:50 PM

outstanding , Doesnt get any better than this

Nikki

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ashley
ashley  10167 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2007 - 10:55 PM

great shot pin sharp
looks like its in a very natural environment

well done

Ash

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phil_j
phil_j  8133 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2007 - 10:58 PM

Wonderful image.

Phil

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ChristineL
14 Sep 2007 - 7:54 AM

amazing capture Cheryl,
Chris.

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2007 - 8:37 AM

Well thanks all

I didn't expect a feeding shot to do quite so well, normally they get looked at but not voted for - morbid curiosity I guess.

Perhaps everyone likes the extra of having the flies. Was pretty unpleasant with them all swarming whilst taking the photos, but was pleased with the result for once.

I have some where the sky was the background, but after a few shots I found a bush in the background that I could position the bird against which seemed to give greater depth to the image.

Is it just me? Or does the wing position remind people of bobbing for apples with your arms behind you?

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martinw  9251 forum posts England
14 Sep 2007 - 9:00 AM

Outstanding wildlife shot.
Martin

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14 Sep 2007 - 9:18 AM

Natural at it's best Cheryl.I really like this one.
Janet

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podgod  10494 forum posts Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2007 - 10:33 AM

So sharp I almost cut myself on it, It's good to see nature at work, flies an' all.

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GalleryGirl
14 Sep 2007 - 11:47 AM

Eeechhh! Squeamish out of the way.... great capture and amazing clarity and definition. barmymarny x

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Maddie
Maddie  92714 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2007 - 1:09 PM

super.

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fossilized
14 Sep 2007 - 4:21 PM

Love it - great colours.

I don't think it's morbid curiosity... it's just so nice to see one of these in a natural setting behaving naturally for a change!

Too many BoP shots now fall into the 'frozen pose with cleaned up background' category that remind me of a stuffed bird in a Victorian glass case.... lol.

Lovely work.

Jean

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2007 - 6:33 PM

Thanks all.


Quote: Too many BoP shots now fall into the 'frozen pose with cleaned up background' category that remind me of a stuffed bird in a Victorian glass case.... lol.

I know what you mean about the stuffed aspect, but would assure you I don't tidy my backgrounds Smile

As shot, apart from the odd dust bunny as I'm useless in PS.

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