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A Merlin (Falco columbarius), perching on flowering gorse. Taken last year at a Birds of Prey Workshop in Northumberland.

Many thanks for your comments and clicks on my last upload - always very much appreciated Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS II USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:11 Jun 2013 - 1:06 PM
Focal Length:500mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/1000sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:250
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Merlin (Falco columbarius)
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:26 Feb 2014 - 7:32 PM
Tags:Bird of prey, Falco columbarius, Falconer handled, Flowering gorse, Merlin, Northumberland, Pets / captive animals, Predator, Raptor, Workshop
Votes:36

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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 3260 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2014 - 7:43 PM

Beautiful image........GrinGrin

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8246 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2014 - 7:45 PM

A fabulous image of this majestic bird proudly perched on top of the gorse in full bloom. What a wonderful natural setting

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cabbie
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26 Feb 2014 - 8:01 PM

Top marks well done

Bob

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2014 - 8:14 PM

WOW! A stunningly sharp capture of this beautiful bird.

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PhilT2
PhilT2 e2 Member 4104 forum postsPhilT2 vcard England14 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2014 - 8:16 PM

Stands out beautifully against the yellow

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2014 - 10:04 PM

Beautiful capture SmileSmile
Helen

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8317 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2014 - 10:07 PM

Absolutely beautiful and sharp as a new pin

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tonyng
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26 Feb 2014 - 10:43 PM

A stonker!

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gary_d
gary_d  7575 forum posts Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2014 - 11:16 PM

This is amazing. - gary

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2014 - 1:32 PM

The bird sitting there amongst all that yellow males for an impressive and eye catching image, Sylvia.
R.

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2014 - 8:24 PM

Outrageously beautiful camerawork Sylvia - and another superb background, that you specialise in so well too…perfection…!!!

Mike

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6261 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2014 - 11:29 AM

Many thanks to you all for your great comments and clicks, with special thanks to Bill (richmowil) for his User Award - very much appreciated and gratefully received Smile
Sylvia

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 6268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2014 - 6:36 PM

gorgeousWinkSmile

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6261 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2014 - 9:40 PM

Thank you so much for your UA, Richard (MossyOak) - really appreciated Smile

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viscostatic
6 Mar 2014 - 2:24 PM

Really beautiful Sylvia.

Phil.

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