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I wanted to make an interesting image from photos I had taken of a captive bird of prey, so I cropped image down to just the beak. Can you identify the bird of prey from its beak?

Brand:KONICA MINOLTA
Camera:Konica Minolta Dynax 5D
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:23 Mar 2011 - 1:17 PM
Focal Length:160mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.6
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Name this Bird
Username:grinningsoul2011 grinningsoul2011
Uploaded:1 Nov 2011 - 5:27 PM
Tags:Bird of prey/ wildlife/nature, Wildlife / nature
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Samuel_Aron
Samuel_Aron Junior Member 4 England2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2011 - 5:30 PM

Good close-up! Also, it's a Golden Eagle.
Sam.

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martinjp
martinjp  5 Wales3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2011 - 5:36 PM

Looks like a golden eagle to
Me too 👍

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grinningsoul2011
grinningsoul2011 e2 Member 3grinningsoul2011 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2011 - 6:09 PM

It does but it is not a Golden Eagle.Wink

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Mike_Young
1 Nov 2011 - 6:53 PM

Nice close up , my guess is a Buzzard

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2011 - 7:03 PM

Nice shot; Ill be vague and guess an Eagle!
Ju

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moose1964
moose1964  2 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2011 - 7:19 PM

Eric

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grinningsoul2011
grinningsoul2011 e2 Member 3grinningsoul2011 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2011 - 7:56 PM

Its not an eagle but mike you are close it isn`t a common buzzard but it is related to the buzzard family.

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4513 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom60 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2011 - 8:21 PM

'Henrietta' ????????

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norton
norton  10 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2011 - 8:33 PM

Harris Hawk???

Nice capture B.T.W..............

Tony.

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callumcorrie
1 Nov 2011 - 9:39 PM

a chaffinch

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grinningsoul2011
grinningsoul2011 e2 Member 3grinningsoul2011 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2011 - 8:47 AM

No its not Henrietta , Its not a Harris Hawk, nor a chaffinch.Sad Thank you for taking part. I will let it run a little longer to see if anyone gets it right, before I give the answer.Smile

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TerryMcK
TerryMcK  571 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2011 - 9:35 AM

I'll guess at it being a Peregrine...
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grinningsoul2011
grinningsoul2011 e2 Member 3grinningsoul2011 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2011 - 9:37 AM

Sorry Terry its not a Peregrine, Sadthanks for joining inSmile

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susanbarton
2 Nov 2011 - 10:27 AM

Dunno! but it's a good close up shot!

Susan

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grinningsoul2011
grinningsoul2011 e2 Member 3grinningsoul2011 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2011 - 11:25 AM

Thanks SusanSmile

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Blackdog
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2 Nov 2011 - 2:16 PM

It looks a bit like a Gyr-Saker hybrid.

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grinningsoul2011
grinningsoul2011 e2 Member 3grinningsoul2011 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2011 - 2:52 PM

Oh I can see why you would think that, but no it isn`tSad Thanks for joining in the fun

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4513 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom60 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2011 - 4:00 PM

Could have sworn it was 'Henrietta' ?......then it stands a chance of being a Goshawk ???????.Wink

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grinningsoul2011
grinningsoul2011 e2 Member 3grinningsoul2011 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2011 - 6:26 PM

What type of bird is Henrietta? Wish it was a Goshawk never been up close to one.

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Metro6R4
Metro6R4  3 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2011 - 4:36 PM

Good close up / macro shot of a subject you do not find very often linked with close up, very unusual. well seen,

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grinningsoul2011
grinningsoul2011 e2 Member 3grinningsoul2011 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2011 - 12:33 PM


Quote: Good close up / macro shot of a subject you do not find very often linked with close up, very unusual. well seen,

Probably miss use of title by me.

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bertie1983
5 Nov 2011 - 12:43 PM

sparrowhawk?
great close up and good use of dof
lou
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grinningsoul2011
grinningsoul2011 e2 Member 3grinningsoul2011 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2011 - 1:26 PM

Thanks Lou for joining in but its not a Sparrowhawk

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swanseamale47

Great detail mate.

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grinningsoul2011
grinningsoul2011 e2 Member 3grinningsoul2011 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2011 - 6:36 PM

Thank youSmile

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2011 - 9:30 PM

I'd hazard a guess at a Juvenile Black Kite Janet
Richard

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grinningsoul2011
grinningsoul2011 e2 Member 3grinningsoul2011 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Nov 2011 - 6:13 PM

I Richard yes I can see why you would think that. It is actually a Red Tailed Hawk. Thanks for taking part in the fun.Smile

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