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~ Eagle Eyes ~

By KKmoments
.... I know its not an eagle but couldn't think of a title lol.

Taken today at Kelmarsh Show... a close up of this wonderful bird, I was so 'taken' (&apprehensive) at being allowed into their enclosure to photograph close up I forgot to get its name!!! Quite liked this one as the reflections in the eyes are quite clear as is the detail on the beak Smile

Anyway special thanks to John (Mounters) for the invitation to Grainge (grainge73) and myself to meet up for what turned out to be a great day, wonderful to meet a fellow EPZ'er and share tips .... THANK YOU

Thank you for looking and hope you're all enjoying the Easter holidays

Karen Smile

Tags: Birds Close up Bird of prey Close-up and macro Hunting Pets and captive animals Kelmarsh Wildlife and nature

Voters: thorn, Miles Herbert, KBan and 55 more

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KBan 14 512 4 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2007 8:37PM
super portrait Karen

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PLCimagery 13 77 1 England
8 Apr 2007 8:45PM
It's a beauty
Brilane 13 5 12 Wales
8 Apr 2007 8:49PM
A lovely portrait, and such a stern expression on it's face. - Brian.
Mounters 13 85 2 England
8 Apr 2007 9:02PM
Nice shot well worth, getting up close and personal.
Great detail, lovely colours too
Not a bird man myself...(LOL) but this is a lovely shot very well presented.

Well done.

RobDougall 13 25 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2007 9:20PM
Beautifully sharp - a striking shot, Karen.
8 Apr 2007 9:36PM
truly beautiful white feather and markings..
and wonderful clarity in the Eyes..!!
superb shot Karen.. pleased to hear of your wonderful day !!!

Happy Easter Sunday

pamelajean Plus
14 1.3k 2106 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2007 9:52PM
Glad you had a nice mini-meet, you came back with a good shot here, and many more, I hope.
CaroleA 13 5 3 England
8 Apr 2007 9:58PM
A captivating image - sharp as a pin and you've captured the essence of this bird perfectly.
G73photography 13 417 15 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2007 10:25PM
very nice close up, you have brought out the markings on him so well, G
thorn 15 124 2 Scotland
8 Apr 2007 10:41PM
Hi Karen,
Excellent capture of this bird and it's plumage,those eyes and the beak are brilliant,i'm not surprised you were apprehensive but you did amazingly well.Great timing and detail.Happy Easter Sunday.Take care.AnnSmile
MandyS 13 9 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2007 11:36PM
Gorgeous portrait, sounds like you had a great day out, with the weather wonderful too. It sure shows in this wonderful image, I look forward to seeing some more captures just as good.
~ Mandy ~
8 Apr 2007 11:43PM
Very nice detail and colors, well captured.

trissie 13 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2007 12:16AM
A lovely close up Karen,with superb feather detail.
Hope you are enjoying your Easter break.

Trish x
9 Apr 2007 12:44AM
I think I would have been a little apprehensive at getting this close too, but it was worth it cos this is a great shot.

Dee Smile
TyChee 15 275 1 United States
9 Apr 2007 3:24AM
Awesome detail and DOF. This is a beautiful bird portrait!

rhiw_com 13 24
9 Apr 2007 4:42AM
Beautiful colouring Karen, and superb detail. Love it!

Rg Tony
9 Apr 2007 6:50AM
What a handsome subject Karen, you've captured the feather detail so well, you have his attention with good eye contact too, great shot, Adrian
brownsilent 13 7 2 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2007 7:32AM
What a beautiful protrait, Karen! And as always very matchingly and beautifully presented.
NickBrandon 13 29 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2007 7:55AM
VERY different subject matter than usual, but still excellently done.

Very sharp eye detail, feathers exposed well and nicely framed,

well done, regards Nick
GillyB Plus
14 317 8 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2007 10:43AM
Fabulous detail!

Joline Plus
13 30 55 United States
9 Apr 2007 11:40AM
This is a beautifully captured image of this lovely bird. So regal. It must have been quite an experience to have been so close. Nice work.
una 16 10 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2007 1:43PM
Beautiful portrait, lovely feather detail.
DaisyD50 13 3
9 Apr 2007 2:30PM
Beautiful colours, composition and DOF!! He is so cuteSmile
davidhu 14 19 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2007 4:51PM
Good one, Karen. Lots of detail in the feathers. It's possibly a Lanner Falcon but don't hold me to that.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
13 2.3k 10 Wales
9 Apr 2007 5:23PM
Beautiful portrait Karen.The framing suits perfectly.
Blenkinsopp 14 320 4 England
9 Apr 2007 6:10PM
the eye capture sets it above similar shots
BertC Plus
13 29 Malta
9 Apr 2007 6:14PM
Terrific capture Karen ... and the sharpness on the eye is amazing.
jmw58 13 1 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2007 6:21PM
Wow! What an image ..... excellent portrait Karen and your choice of framing compliments this!

ITPSnapper 14 45 Netherlands
9 Apr 2007 9:01PM
Beautiful detailed portrait, excellantly presented.

SueTurner 15 81 3 England
9 Apr 2007 9:18PM
it must have been a great experience, you have captured him perfectly, dof and exposure spot on. well done
Possum Plus
13 148 England
9 Apr 2007 10:12PM
Stunning, Karen. You must have been deservedly proud of this fine shot.
bliba Plus
14 2 Austria
12 Apr 2007 11:33AM
brownsilent 13 7 2 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2007 3:08PM
Beautiful, stunning, excellent shot. Love its plumage. Just had to see it again.
chris_taylor Junior Member 15 161 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2007 6:04PM
A beauty.......and well presented too.

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