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By PaulLiley  
Here is another shot taken at a similar time but have tried, as Dave (Ugly) suggested and altered the levels and tones a bit in PS. I still don't think the great detail is there which, (with the limits of my lens) only comes with getting close to the bird. With Buzzards that's down to a lot of luck. Thanks for you comments and votes on the last one. I am really sorry I think I got the ID wrong. It's a buzzard and I feel very embarrassed I got it wrong. Apologies to all and thanks for your comments.

Tags: Buzzard Bird Rspb Raptors Leighton moss Wildlife and nature

Voters: CarolG, jaktis, Hermanus and 23 more

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CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
16 Nov 2012 5:42AM
A fine in flight capture, Paul. Carol

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jaktis Plus
13 84 Sweden
16 Nov 2012 5:43AM
A good pose it is anyway

Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
16 Nov 2012 5:45AM
What a great capture of this beautiful bird !! Well done Smile
debu 7 India
16 Nov 2012 5:47AM
Superb in flight captured.
suvarc 7 India
16 Nov 2012 6:26AM
Andysnapper 9 109 25 England
16 Nov 2012 6:32AM
I think you have done exceptionally well with this. It may not be absolutely pin-sharp but the pose and the colour make up for it.

I've been trying to get a good Marshy shot at Leighton for years and haven't managed anything near as good as this.

RonnieAG Plus
7 154 117 Scotland
16 Nov 2012 6:58AM
You have done a lot better than I would ever have managed, Paul.
Perhaps the detail is not as crisp as you would have wished but you have still managed a very good in-flight shot.
EAS 8 1 13 Scotland
16 Nov 2012 7:31AM
As others have already said, though not pin-sharp, what you have is a lovely in-flight. The shape of the bird is excellent.

andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2012 7:53AM
wonderful timing paul brilliant detail and colours a cracker nice one Wink
moiral 7 12 Scotland
16 Nov 2012 8:04AM
Fact is that you got a fairly good shot of the bird Paul. Have never seen one in the wild. Moira
Ayoob 6 Australia
16 Nov 2012 8:06AM
Beautiful in flight capture -very well taken ,Paul.......Grin
Richsr 10 91 223 England
16 Nov 2012 8:51AM
A good inflight capture here Paul.
16 Nov 2012 10:31AM
Well captured.
Irishkate Plus
6 41 110 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2012 11:21AM
Hard to capture without being close but a great image nonetheless and especially
with the mouth open in flight.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
16 Nov 2012 12:28PM
You are one up on me Paul! I have never been lucky to even see one, I would rather have a bad capture than none at all, also the pleasure of seeing one, well done mate!


Tibetan 5 3 England
16 Nov 2012 1:58PM
I go along with Trevour, on that one Paul, your getting better!, I'm told you have to pan with it at a slightly faster speed!, I'm no good doing it with camera!, a gun is a different matter! but I don't go shooting anymore Poacher turned game keeper I think the term is, nice shot well done, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2012 3:01PM
I also think you are lucky to get this image Paul
so a well done from me
Source 7
17 Nov 2012 11:42PM
Wow!An amazing and dramatic capture
18 Nov 2012 8:30PM
Excellent capture------Milky
morpheus1955 10 3 2 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2012 8:51AM
Very well done Paul, in flight shots are IMHO incredibly difficult. I have tried more than once and have never managed to get anything nearly as good as this, keep up the good work

xwang 8 56 8
25 Nov 2012 7:12PM
Superbly captured image,Paul. i'm sure it's very difficult. I can never find a bird, when I see one, most of the time it's gone...Grin

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