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This rather handsome fella was a bonus find whilst out and about spending a few hours indulging in a cream tea, at the wonderful Doddington Place. I spotted him high on a large gate post as we drove into the grounds. He did have a leather tether on his legs, but as for his origin I know very little. With a little research I found out that he was an Eagle Owl. Hope you enjoy.

Thank you for all your comments regarding my somewhat indifferent Self Portrait, and a big thank you to Willie, for taking the time to produce a modification, which I must say I really like. I do not know what happened regarding the votes being disabled, but hey ho that's me for you....

Regards Nathan

P.S. Have a great day

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:4 Sep 2012 - 10:45 AM
Focal Length:135mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/7.1
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/30sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:"Here's looking at you kid"...
Username:NDODS NDODS
Uploaded:9 Sep 2012 - 7:40 AM
Tags:Down, Eagle owl, Eyes, Fave, Feathers, Portrait, Posing, Wildlife / nature
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Votes:91
Voters:mickyr · WhiteRose1 · AnnChown · Badgerfred · stuart1963 · mathed · helenlinda · Beeeze · lifesnapper · Tibetan · morpheus1955 · Humblebee · cats_123 · gazlowe · JohnChambersPhotography · barbarahirst · snapbandit · mrswoolybill · nonur · buxton · pluckyfilly · andylea · netta1234 · dven · WesternRed · luckybry · User_Removed · fificat100 · wnbeat · M_squared · sambass · pdunstan_Greymoon · digital_boi · ugly · thedon1941 · SlowSong · Irishkate · hasslebladuk · achieverswales · Rende · MossyOak · franken · saltireblue · canonfan · aniamoore · taggart · Brian65 · nikshot · CaroleS · RonnieAG · Glostopcat · elainebaker · Chinga · Skeet1Away · CarolG · rayme330 · carper123 · Niknut · jaktis · Metro6R4 · jdinne · Ade_Osman · ValSaxby · LexEquine · rontear · rohitb · Gypsyman · UrbaneMagick · Growmore · dmhuynh72 · meniko · LizMutimer · cabbie · basith · Deep_Bhatia · longhoss · PhillipMinnis · pdcche · gwynn56 · annettep38 · Gerryrys · Billyray · ValeryAst · jasonrwl · CraigWalker · GordonLack · Ayoob · pascalg · xleex · Jat_Riski · User_Removed ·
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Unique Views:125

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51312 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England143 Constructive Critique Points
9 Sep 2012 - 7:49 AM

Whooo me Smile Morning Nathan, sharp and beady eyed capture. Just the opposite of me at the moment, think I need some caffeine Smile
Enjoy the day,

Dave

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AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Sep 2012 - 7:56 AM

I like his slightly wary look with his ears pinned back. Super image Nathan.
Ann

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred Plus Member 8Badgerfred vcard Wales
9 Sep 2012 - 8:05 AM

Excellent close up Nathan, nice detail,
Fred.

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helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 7342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
9 Sep 2012 - 8:14 AM

He's not too sure of what he is seeing WinkWink
Excellent capture
Helen

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Beeeze
Beeeze  2 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2012 - 8:28 AM

Fabulous fabulous capture. I love it.

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
9 Sep 2012 - 8:29 AM

He thinking who's that wearing a dressing gown lol. nice one Nathan the eyes have it every time, hope your feeling better, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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lifesnapper
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9 Sep 2012 - 8:29 AM

Wonderful reflection in the Eyes Nathan, you did well to capture that.

John Smile

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Humblebee
Humblebee  2 England
9 Sep 2012 - 8:34 AM

Fantastic capture Nathan - the refection in the eye is the icing on the cake ... Carol Grin

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cats_123 Plus Member 114323 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
9 Sep 2012 - 8:34 AM

Too Witt Too Yooo GrinGrin

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morpheus1955
9 Sep 2012 - 8:34 AM

Super image Nathan, fabulous detail and those eyes are wonderful

Hugh

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JohnChambersPhotography

Great detail Nathan, and whooooo those eyes are fab. good shot well spotted.

John

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nonur
nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
9 Sep 2012 - 9:23 AM

Brought bak childhood memories, I remember myself running fast away from one when I was a kid. A cracking shot, Nathan!

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly Plus Member 8342 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
9 Sep 2012 - 9:24 AM

Magical beauty, love it

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netta1234
netta1234 Plus Member 3241 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Sep 2012 - 9:25 AM

Great close up
NettaSmile

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WesternRed
WesternRed Plus Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
9 Sep 2012 - 9:34 AM

A beautiful macro with impeccable detail. Looking close you can see a picture
in the right side eye. Magic. Well done. WesternRed.

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fificat100
9 Sep 2012 - 10:03 AM

Superb close-up. Wonderful shining eyes.

Lavina

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wnbeat
wnbeat  952 forum posts Scotland
9 Sep 2012 - 10:07 AM

Great shot Nathan , they have the most amazing eyes Smile

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M_squared
M_squared Plus Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
9 Sep 2012 - 10:37 AM

A beautiful portrait. Pleased to be #30.

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digital_boi
9 Sep 2012 - 10:51 AM

fine capture Nathan good eye contact and reflection in the eye

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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ugly Plus Member 7ugly vcard United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
9 Sep 2012 - 10:52 AM

A great detail image..
Very nice timing and great comp...
A image to be proud of...

Dave

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thedon1941
9 Sep 2012 - 10:54 AM

Beautiful expression vry well captured.

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom80 Constructive Critique Points
9 Sep 2012 - 11:07 AM

Great capture with lovely catch lights in eyes.
Well spotted and I hope you enjoyed the cream tea!
KateGrinGrinGrin

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hasslebladuk
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9 Sep 2012 - 11:11 AM

A Stunning shot love the eyes
mike

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achieverswales
9 Sep 2012 - 11:31 AM

Beautiful eye contact Nathan, a cracker of this beautiful bird.

Regards

Trev.

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9 Sep 2012 - 11:33 AM

Beautiful close up Nathan.
Rende

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franken
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9 Sep 2012 - 12:08 PM

Wonderful portrait.

Ken

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 54738 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway27 Constructive Critique Points
9 Sep 2012 - 12:47 PM

A cracker, Nathan. Far more handsome than the subject of your previous portraitTongueGrinGrin
There's a slight look of Clarence the Cross-Eyed Lion about his eyes due to the povSmile

Malc

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canonfan Plus Member 4canonfan vcard United Kingdom
9 Sep 2012 - 1:12 PM

An excellent close up Nathan. Pin sharp and full of detail
Jim

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aniamoore
aniamoore  2 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2012 - 1:15 PM

Eye to eye............!!!!!!!! Just love it, Nathan!!!!!!!!! AniaWink

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taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
9 Sep 2012 - 1:18 PM

Fantastic eyes in this fine image!

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Brian65
Brian65 Plus Member 6Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
9 Sep 2012 - 1:36 PM

Great shot Nathan, Wow those eyes. I have the same problem with the votes disabled and wont upload variants. Thats computers for you.
Brian

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9 Sep 2012 - 2:21 PM

A terrific portrait Nathan, the eager eagle eyed photographer has caught the eagle eyed eagle owl on camera!

Last Modified By Glostopcat at 9 Sep 2012 - 2:21 PM

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RonnieAG
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9 Sep 2012 - 2:27 PM

A wonderful portrait shot, Nathan, capturing such detail and that intense gaze so well.
Excellent work.
Ronnie.

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elainebaker
9 Sep 2012 - 3:08 PM

The eyes say it all. Well captured Smile

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Chinga
Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
9 Sep 2012 - 3:14 PM

Impressive close up, super sharp and look at that eye reflection! Grin
IB

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Skeet1Away Plus Member 364 forum postsSkeet1Away vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Sep 2012 - 3:23 PM

Stunning detail................


Paul.

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CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
9 Sep 2012 - 3:24 PM

A magical capture, Nathan, definitely deserving of many awards. Carol

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carper123
carper123 Plus Member 3224 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
9 Sep 2012 - 3:47 PM

Fantastic detail and clarity, a real corker.
Well done Nathan.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile

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jdinne
jdinne  12 England
9 Sep 2012 - 4:37 PM

Wonderful Nathan, superb detailed capture. Excellent.

John

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman Plus Member 124521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
9 Sep 2012 - 5:34 PM

fab details in the feathers here Nathan.....

Thanks for your recent commnts/support......Appreciated.

Ade

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LexEquine
LexEquine  9 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
9 Sep 2012 - 5:48 PM

'Great Shot!' ~ Peter Wink

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rontear
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9 Sep 2012 - 6:08 PM

Almost magical, certainly mystical Nathan ( thanks again for your U/A ) congratulations with your awards.
Ron.

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rohitb
rohitb  3
9 Sep 2012 - 6:20 PM

Brilliantly captured picture...Good Job

Rohit B

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UrbaneMagick
UrbaneMagick Plus Member 3154 forum postsUrbaneMagick vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Sep 2012 - 8:05 PM

Proud looking fella isn;t he Nathan!

Pin sharp capture...

Gareth

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9 Sep 2012 - 8:33 PM

Superb capture with great detail Nathan.
Gary

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72  741 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Sep 2012 - 8:39 PM

excellent close up portrait,
regards
Yung

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basith
basith  2 Sri Lanka
10 Sep 2012 - 2:14 AM

Beautiful close up

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Deep_Bhatia
10 Sep 2012 - 3:48 AM

Nice close up, Nathan. I love the look of it. Deep

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pdcche  4 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2012 - 8:42 AM

Hoots mon, great close up shot Nathan, nice detail and lovely eyes, Peter..

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annettep38 Plus Member 3191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2012 - 2:46 PM

wonderful eyes and fine detail.

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Gerryrys
Gerryrys  3 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2012 - 5:16 PM

Great work Nathan. Excellent. Grin

Gerry

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ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
10 Sep 2012 - 9:15 PM

The name of this bird - the wisdom and dignity!
Regards Valery

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NDODS Plus Member 44026 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom110 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2012 - 9:19 PM

A very big thank you to all for taking time out to have a look and comment on my rather eclectic range of photographs.

Regards Nathan

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11 Sep 2012 - 2:00 PM

gorgeous shot

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CraigWalker
12 Sep 2012 - 9:52 AM

Terrific capture!

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13 Sep 2012 - 9:03 AM

Excellent shot full of detail and a delight ful subject.......GrinGrinGrin

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Flykt
Flykt  2 Sweden
16 Oct 2012 - 8:19 PM

Oh! So, so beautiful! I love this picture. Great captured! Smile

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