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This eagle has retinal eye damage and her impaired vision markedly decrease her chance of survival in the wild.
I tried my best to get rid of the netting but I am just not clever enough Smile
V2 - The look
V3 - one we saw in the wild at iSimangaliso Wetland Park
Thanx for all the votes and comments on Miss Cape Vidal Smile Much appreciated !!

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Lens:4.3 - 215.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24.0 - 1200.8 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:28 Jun 2013 - 9:49 AM
Focal Length:59.4mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.6
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:160
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Brown Snake Eagle
Username:Hermanus Hermanus
Uploaded:9 Aug 2013 - 4:16 AM
Tags:Brown snake eagle, Pietermaritzburg Bird of Prey Sanctuary., Wildlife / nature
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handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States5 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 4:20 AM

That is one intense looking bird, Herman. Is this the raptor that would not hunt? These are all three great images. By a slight amount, I would take V2 or 1. Not sure why.

Peter

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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  1 India1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 4:29 AM

Superb wild life images v1 is best.

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 4:31 AM

Vote for V3

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1080 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
9 Aug 2013 - 5:25 AM

V1 for me or the more intense pose

Peter

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 5:34 AM

Excellent detailed shots.......Sandy

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 6:01 AM

Super captures, Herman, good plumage detail. Carol

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bobsblues
bobsblues e2 Member 4bobsblues vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 6:13 AM

Fine capture of this beautiful bird Herman,lovely detail in V1.Smile
Rob

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macromal
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9 Aug 2013 - 6:16 AM

All the bird photo`s you take Herman are magnificent, the detail is second to none....Mal.

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Diggeo
Diggeo e2 Member 1Diggeo vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 6:18 AM

Nice captures Herman!

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 697 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 6:52 AM

Now he's got a mad look in his eye. Brilliant shot Herman.

Andy

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 6:58 AM

V2 for me though all three are good. Why bother to remove the netting? This a protected animal in a captive environment and the netting is part of that.

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2155 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 7:21 AM

Morning Herman...we have a perfect day in Cape Town...
A nice set of Eagle images...well captured....hope you are spoiling your wife for Womans day

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2142 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 7:21 AM

A Brilliant set,I would not worry about the net either Herman.
I would have to leave it there,would not have a clue how to remove it,why anyway as it was there,so just leave it thereSmile
NettaSmile

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
9 Aug 2013 - 7:44 AM

Fine set Herman,
Fred.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 7:54 AM

Some bird....
That intense look in v 1 is exceptional

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41022 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England132 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 8:07 AM

Like your angle on v2, Herman, the 'down the beak' haughty look is a winner.

Dave

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 8:34 AM

Great trio Herman - love V3.
Joan.

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 8:38 AM

Fantastic set of images, excellent detail and beautifully captured

Hugh

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 8:44 AM

Three superb images, Herman - I love the 'school master' look in V2!!

Richard

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 8:57 AM

V2 is certainly a "look" lol SmileSmile

Rod

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 103995 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland24 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 9:05 AM

fine set Grin

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Craggwildlife
Craggwildlife e2 Member 570 forum postsCraggwildlife vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 9:15 AM

Three fine captures Herman ..

Have a good day

Regards
David

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32816 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 9:25 AM

Three very impressive captures Herman. For me image number three appeals so much more, simply because he looks comfortable...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 9:41 AM

Wonderful to see.. I don't mind the wire, as long as that means the bird has a nice and safe place...V2 for me...Grin

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Ayoob
Ayoob e2 Member 3Ayoob vcard Australia
9 Aug 2013 - 9:56 AM

Great close up images capture ,very well taken and presented ,Herman....Grin

Thanks for lovely comments on my images also if you would like to take photo of this beautiful bird in natural life come to visit me in Australia.....
I would be happy...Wink

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 10:13 AM

3 great images Herman great feather detail,

Ali

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 10:22 AM

Love your V1 image Herman and then saw V3...wow
such a large bird
three great shots
Lillian

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kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 2kuvailija vcard Finland
9 Aug 2013 - 10:45 AM

V1 for me! Grin- Never mind the net,it tells its own story. Well done Herman!GrinGrinGrin

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 1Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 11:05 AM

3 excellent captures Herman, and wow this bird has great prescenseSmile


Cliff

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Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts e2 Member 3Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
9 Aug 2013 - 12:22 PM

Wonderful Herman.. Eagles are so majestic, I love them GrinGrin

Lynette GrinGrin

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Tish1
Tish1 e2 Member 1Tish1 vcard United Kingdom
9 Aug 2013 - 12:46 PM

Herman, the netting just adds a little something, so pleased you kept it, V2 is striking because of the netting................. You saw the picture and took it as is and as is, is great!!!!


Tish

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9 Aug 2013 - 12:52 PM

🐦📷👍😃

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ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
9 Aug 2013 - 1:01 PM

I really like V2, Herman!Smile
Regards Valery

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 2:03 PM

Good tight head shot Herman.
A well taken set.
Mick.

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 2:04 PM

What a stare! In all three versions you captured the eyes beautifully.
Johanna

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 4:02 PM

In each shot, the eyes have it, Herman. V3 is my fave.

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10777 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2781 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 4:24 PM

Love the point of view in V2, - original. Ive uploaded a brighter mod, and straightened. Shooting into the sky has caused underexposure, as it has also in V1.



regards



Willie

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 4:48 PM

That is some big bird and what wonderful eyes.

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Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7116 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 5:01 PM

A cracking Eagle Herman, i have never even heard of these until now. It seems they take Snakes up to 2.8 metres long

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
9 Aug 2013 - 5:02 PM

Fabulous captures

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 5:35 PM

Splendid shots but really love V1 for the sharp detail.
Ju

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2013 - 6:34 PM

Beautiful captures 😊

Eileen

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2013 - 7:07 PM

Very haughty Grin

P.

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kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 2364 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 7:48 PM

Three fabulous images of this magnificent bird Herman. V1 for me GrinGrin

Kathryn

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
9 Aug 2013 - 8:25 PM

Three excellent images Herman. I love the full framed portrait of V1.
Effrossini

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capto
capto e2 Member 2938 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 11:07 PM

With these birds it's always the eyes that are fascinating.Smile

ivor

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Potra e2 Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
9 Aug 2013 - 11:22 PM

V2 is a fantastic shot.
M

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abeeror2
abeeror2 e2 Member 2abeeror2 vcard Australia
9 Aug 2013 - 11:26 PM

A very big wow from me, love all three images, fantastic!

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Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
9 Aug 2013 - 11:33 PM

Great shots Herman. Cathy

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10 Aug 2013 - 9:58 AM

love it

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8748 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1575 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2013 - 9:57 PM

V2 is the one for me, Herman, and I agree with the above comments about the apparent attitude, great pov, and that netting is half of the appeal for me, love the pattern it makes in the background.

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
12 Aug 2013 - 3:53 AM

V1 had the look of "don't mess with me!" Grin
V2 looks amazing with all the netting above...
Good images!
IB

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digital_boi
19 Aug 2013 - 1:50 PM

for me Herman all winners great captures and expressions

Graham

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