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Portrait of a Merlin (Falco columbarius), taken last year at a Birds of Prey workshop in Northumberland. I love the forward facing set of the eyes on birds of prey - they can really fix you with a stare!

Many thanks for your generous support of my last upload - very much appreciated as always Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS II USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:11 Jun 2013 - 2:00 PM
Focal Length:500mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/1250sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:500
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Eye Contact
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:19 Feb 2014 - 3:44 PM
Tags:Bird of prey, Eye contact, Falco columbarius, Merlin, Northumberland, Pets / captive animals, Predator, Raptor, Workshop
Votes:33

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2014 - 3:45 PM

Amazing detail, Sylvia, a truly stunning image and presentation. Carol

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2204 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2014 - 3:47 PM

Wow that is a stare, superb portrait

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2014 - 4:32 PM

Eye contact +++: fine portrait study of this merlin that has your undivided attention, Sylvia.
R.

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2014 - 4:38 PM

Super portrait
Ju

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104253 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2014 - 4:43 PM

GrinGrin

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2527 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2014 - 4:46 PM

Great close up ,

Ali

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AnnJ
AnnJ e2 Member 3AnnJ vcard Scotland
19 Feb 2014 - 6:35 PM

And what amazing eye contact. Superb! Ann.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8247 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2014 - 8:11 PM

Fantastic feather details and eye contact in this marvellous portrait, you can almost feel its piercing eyes staring right through you!

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8319 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2014 - 8:53 PM

That's close and so sharp

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viscostatic
viscostatic e2 Member 8viscostatic vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2014 - 8:14 AM

An excellent close-up Sylvia.

Phil.

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2014 - 7:50 AM

Stunning!

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