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Thank you to Bob, Bob Paige1 for his generous user award on my previous picture of the Greenfinch appreciate it. Tuesday i went to the Falconry Centre in North Yorkshire, mainly to photograph something slightly different, and i enjoyed the day. So the above Golden Eagle was taken there, thanks for looking.

A huge bird of prey, with only the white-tailed eagle larger in the UK. With its long broad wings and longish tail, it has a different outline to the smaller buzzard. It likes to soar and glide on air currents, holding its wings in a shallow 'V'. Eagles have traditional territories and nesting places which may be used by generations. They have been illegally killed in the past and are still occasionally poisoned, or have their nests robbed.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 70D
Lens:EF70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:29 Jul 2014 - 9:36 AM
Focal Length:300mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/800sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:200
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Golden Eagle
Username:Mike_Smith Mike_Smith
Uploaded:31 Jul 2014 - 5:17 PM
Tags:Aquila chrysaetos, Bird, Birds, Canon, Falconry centre, General, Golden eagle, North yorkshire, Wildlife / nature
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christinecilia
christinecilia e2 Member 2christinecilia vcard England
31 Jul 2014 - 5:21 PM

wow love it beautiful detail well done. christine.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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GeorgePlatis
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31 Jul 2014 - 5:22 PM

Superb details in a first class portrait of this magnificent Golden Eagle!
George

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CarolG
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31 Jul 2014 - 5:43 PM

Fantastic, Mike SmileSmileSmile Carol

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Tish1
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31 Jul 2014 - 5:44 PM

That is a serious stare he's got going on there.


Tish

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senn
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31 Jul 2014 - 5:59 PM

terrific detail !!! ..

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DicksPics
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31 Jul 2014 - 6:11 PM

That's a brilliant image, Mike!

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cantona43
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31 Jul 2014 - 6:25 PM

a stunning well detailed and coloured shot
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glenalva
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31 Jul 2014 - 6:29 PM

A very fine study indeed!! Smile

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ade123
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31 Jul 2014 - 6:37 PM

Absolutely stunning Mike Brilliant image

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Jenny-D
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31 Jul 2014 - 6:59 PM

Stunning image Mike.

Jenny Smile

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Snapitt
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31 Jul 2014 - 7:34 PM

Fantastic image Mike.

Jane

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Maiwand
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31 Jul 2014 - 7:38 PM

What a superb shot of the Eagle. Sharp as a razor and beautifully exposed. Why would anyone want to kill a bird like this ????GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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Badgerfred
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31 Jul 2014 - 7:49 PM

Excellent close up Mike, great detail,
Fred.

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M_squared
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31 Jul 2014 - 8:03 PM

Superb close-up. Well captured.

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HarrietH
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31 Jul 2014 - 8:12 PM

Those eyes! Great portrait.

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DonMc
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31 Jul 2014 - 8:12 PM

Absolutely wonderful portrait of this super raptor Mike!SmileSmileSmile
Don

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JuBarney
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31 Jul 2014 - 8:13 PM

A beautiful close up
Ju

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Mollycat
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31 Jul 2014 - 8:17 PM

Impressive photography, a great portrait Mike.
Peter.

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Craggwildlife
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31 Jul 2014 - 8:50 PM

excellent detailed close up.. well presented

David

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Nigeve1
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31 Jul 2014 - 9:19 PM

Superb Eagle portrait, Mike.
Nigel

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pamelajean
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31 Jul 2014 - 9:46 PM

They don't come much better than this, MikeSmileSmile.

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LynneJoyce
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31 Jul 2014 - 9:54 PM

Superbly detailed close up and an intense expression beautifully captured.

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Fred263
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31 Jul 2014 - 10:24 PM

Superb eagle portrait, Mike. Top class photography.
Deserves my UA.

Fred

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EMJAYCEE
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31 Jul 2014 - 10:36 PM

An excellent piece of work Mike - 10/10.
Joan

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1 Aug 2014 - 12:21 AM

Beautiful image & beautiflly CapturedSmileSmileSmilepaul

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franken
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1 Aug 2014 - 10:19 AM

Impressive portrait.

Ken

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Holmewood
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1 Aug 2014 - 10:33 PM

Superb shot Mike. Cathy

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3 Aug 2014 - 9:04 PM

Pin sharp detail and clarityGrin
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