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Getting closer-Marsh Harrier

By PaulLiley  
This is my closest shot of a male Marsh Harrier and yes apologies for cutting the wing off the frame. It flew right over the Leighton Moss hide and my continuous focus setting wasn't quite as quick to ' lock on' as I'd hoped. Never mind with my modest equipment it's that bit closer. I still want to get one 'in the wild' rather than a sanctuary etc.

Tags: Rspb Harrier Marsh harrier Leighton moss Wildlife and nature

Voters: andylea, helenlinda, Michaela_Solway and 26 more

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andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
17 May 2012 8:13PM
you did well to capture this one paul a belter nice one Wink

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helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
17 May 2012 8:15PM
Well done Paul Smile
Well done... Good capture
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
17 May 2012 11:21PM
Not easy to capture Paul,
and a fine effort here.
moiral 8 12 Scotland
18 May 2012 8:34AM
There is a marsh harrier at one of the lochs I sometimes go to. Have only caught a quick glimpse of it and certainly not quick enough with the camera. You caught it quite well Paul.
Have never seen coot chicks either! Moira
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
18 May 2012 11:59AM
Great shot !!....not easy to achieve with Harriers, they're constantly on the well done !!

I've tried to 'nab' one, but they haven't come close enough yet ?? day maybe !!
18 May 2012 1:01PM
You done well to get this close great shot
18 May 2012 3:27PM
Well done.
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
18 May 2012 6:15PM
Since I can't capture anything quicker than a stationary flamingo, I am the last person to criticise and just full of admiration that you got this shot.
19 May 2012 10:04PM
Excellent shot Paul, wish I could get one like that.
19 May 2012 10:09PM
Excellent captured.
Regards, Oleg
Ayoob 7 Australia
20 May 2012 5:25AM
A cracker in flight capture,Paul .....Grin
20 May 2012 4:39PM
Done well here Paul, a cracking capture mate.

21 May 2012 7:46AM
Good one Paul - these are not easy. A
fantastic capture paul,great timing,well done indeed.ray
saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
21 May 2012 9:50PM
Excellent and lovely capture,well done,
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
21 May 2012 10:02PM
Cracking shot, way better than any of my feeble attempts to capture an in flight bird.

VivienO 8 1 United Kingdom
21 May 2012 10:41PM
Great capture. I can almost sense the Marsh Harrier's intent to swoop down.
21 May 2012 11:24PM
Smashing shot Paul, i've never seen one of these before!
You very lucky Smile
LexEquine 12 19 United States
23 May 2012 3:36PM
'Superb in-flight Capture, Paul!'

"I will forgive You this time,...for just clipping a bit of wing off the image frame."

(PS: Now, I think I will post 'my low-flying male Mallard Shot,'...Where I 'just clipped one of his Wings off the frame'~~)~~ Smile

Ciao~ Peter

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