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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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Votes:73
Voters:handlerstudio · G3 · S_Psharma · prabhusinha · jaktis · Daisymaye · CarolG · bobsblues · macromal · ugly · Diggeo · Nigeve1 · Andysnapper · M_squared · LynneJoyce · HarrietH · AlexAppleby · ColleenA · netta1234 · Rock · feefeepootle · Derek_Fearn · Badgerfred · barbarahirst · WhiteRose1 · EMJAYCEE · morpheus1955 · DicksPics · marshfam19 · widtink · cats_123 · craggwildlifephotography · RobertTurley · jdinne · NDODS · xwang · Ayoob · ali63 · Lillian · kuvailija · Nikonuser1 · Tish1 · User_Removed · ValeryAst · mikbee · brownsilent · Bzox · myrab · nonur · banehawi · ChristineD · SUE118 · Mike_Smith · JuBarney · BIGRY1 · EileenH · Brian65 · Philip_H · pks · kathrynlouise · leontari · 213hardy · pentony · capto · Potra · abeeror2 · Holmewood · longhoss · marktc · pamelajean · Chinga · digital_boi · gwynn56 ·
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handlerstudio
handlerstudio Plus Member 3handlerstudio vcard United States7 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  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 4:29 AM

Superb wild life images v1 is best.

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha Plus Member 7prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 4:31 AM

Vote for V3

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jaktis
jaktis Plus Member 1184 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 Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 5:34 AM

Excellent detailed shots.......Sandy

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 6:01 AM

Super captures, Herman, good plumage detail. Carol

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bobsblues
bobsblues  5 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
macromal  3
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  2 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 6:18 AM

Nice captures Herman!

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper Plus Member 7109 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England25 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 Plus Member 7LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 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 Plus Member 2295 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 Plus Member 3243 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 Plus Member 8Badgerfred vcard Wales
9 Aug 2013 - 7:44 AM

Fine set Herman,
Fred.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus 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 Plus Member 51357 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England145 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 Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 8:34 AM

Great trio Herman - love V3.
Joan.

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morpheus1955
9 Aug 2013 - 8:38 AM

Fantastic set of images, excellent detail and beautifully captured

Hugh

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DicksPics
DicksPics Plus Member 4DicksPics vcard United Kingdom11 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 Plus Member 114341 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 9:05 AM

fine set Grin

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craggwildlifephotography
craggwildlifephotography Plus Member 698 forum postscraggwildlifephotography 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 Plus Member 44162 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom113 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  631 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 Plus Member 4Ayoob 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 Plus Member 3662 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 Plus Member 6Lillian 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 Plus Member 3kuvailija 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 Plus Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 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 Plus Member 4Lynniesefforts 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 Plus Member 2Tish1 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
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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User_Removed
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 Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 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 Plus Member 8brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 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 Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 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 111168 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada3165 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 Plus Member 7SUE118 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 Plus Member 8225 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
9 Aug 2013 - 5:02 PM

Fabulous captures

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JuBarney Plus Member 4JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 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  2 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2013 - 6:34 PM

Beautiful captures 😊

Eileen

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Philip_H
Philip_H  3 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2013 - 7:07 PM

Very haughty Grin

P.

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kathrynlouise Plus Member 3421 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 Plus Member 2leontari 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
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9 Aug 2013 - 11:07 PM

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

ivor

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Potra Plus Member 2Potra vcard Venezuela
9 Aug 2013 - 11:22 PM

V2 is a fantastic shot.
M

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abeeror2
abeeror2  3 Spain
9 Aug 2013 - 11:26 PM

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

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Holmewood
Holmewood Plus Member 2Holmewood 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 Critique Team 9903 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1720 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 Plus Member 4Chinga 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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