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A Merlin (Falco columbarius) stretching its wings and posing against a background of flowering gorse. Taken at a Birds of Prey workshop in open Northumberland countryside in June.

Many thanks for your support of yesterday's 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 - 1:07 PM
Focal Length:500mm taken 9m from subject, tripod
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/800sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:250
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Time to Fly
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:1 Sep 2013 - 10:01 AM
Tags:Bird of prey, Falco columbarius, Flowering, Gorse, Merlin, Northumberland, Pets / captive animals, Raptor, Stretching, Wing, Workshop
Votes:43

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Craggwildlife
Craggwildlife e2 Member 571 forum postsCraggwildlife vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 10:14 AM

lovely capture
David

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 10:31 AM

A superb image, Sylvia: the bird 'posing' for you so well and you have captured that alert expression that is so characteristic of these birds.
Ronnie.

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 429 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 10:39 AM

A stunning shot!

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
1 Sep 2013 - 10:51 AM

Brilliant!!!!!!!!!
JNC

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mjparmy
mjparmy e2 Member 5mjparmy vcard United Kingdom
1 Sep 2013 - 11:15 AM

Beautiful colour and detail.

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debu
debu  4 India
1 Sep 2013 - 11:35 AM

Lovely detailed image.
debu

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 11:40 AM

What a wonderfully sharp shot of this raptor about to take flight, the colours and background are glorious

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2155 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 2:03 PM

beautiful bird, beautifully captured...excellent

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boov
boov  1 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2013 - 2:41 PM

Cracker

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 2:55 PM

Magical image Sylvia
the colours and sharpness ..perfect
Lillian

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Edben
Edben  3 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2013 - 4:27 PM

Excellent image.

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 4:50 PM

awesome, love this

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 6:12 PM

A splendid shot
Ju

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johnlw
johnlw e2 Member 7johnlw vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 10:38 PM

Its just a perfect image outstanding.
Regards John.

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PhilSingleton
PhilSingleton e2 Member 2PhilSingleton vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2013 - 6:28 PM

Really like it, wonderful colours, clarity and pose - great image Sylvia.

Phil.

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91892 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2013 - 8:21 PM

Superb capture Sylvia - what a beautiful bg to set it off. Lovely image.
Brian.

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85867 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2013 - 8:51 PM

Class

Adrian

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AnnJ
AnnJ e2 Member 2AnnJ vcard Scotland
6 Sep 2013 - 11:16 AM

Beautiful! Love the colour of the gorse, off setting the bird in the foreground as well as providing a great background contrast. Ann.

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SteveMackay
15 Sep 2013 - 10:33 PM

Simply superb Sylvia!!!........top class image!!!!!SmileSmileSmile

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