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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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Comments


andylea 8 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
9 344 22 United Kingdom
17 May 2012 8:15PM
Well done Paul Smile
Helen
Well done... Good capture
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
17 May 2012 11:21PM
Not easy to capture Paul,
and a fine effort here.
Mick.
moiral 6 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
6 1.3k 69 United Kingdom
18 May 2012 11:59AM
Great shot !!....not easy to achieve with Harriers, they're constantly on the move....so well done !!

I've tried to 'nab' one, but they haven't come close enough yet ??...one day maybe !!
18 May 2012 1:01PM
You done well to get this close great shot
mike
18 May 2012 3:27PM
Well done.
LynneJoyce Plus
8 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.
Tony
19 May 2012 10:09PM
Excellent captured.
Regards, Oleg
Ayoob 5 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.

Len
21 May 2012 7:46AM
Good one Paul - these are not easy. A
fantastic capture paul,great timing,well done indeed.ray
saeidNL 7 3 Netherlands
21 May 2012 9:50PM
Excellent and lovely capture,well done,
saeid
morpheus1955 10 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.

Hugh
VivienO 6 1 United Kingdom
21 May 2012 10:41PM
Great capture. I can almost sense the Marsh Harrier's intent to swoop down.
Vivien
21 May 2012 11:24PM
Smashing shot Paul, i've never seen one of these before!
You very lucky Smile
Rick
LexEquine 10 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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