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I love V2 Herman. What an intense look. What do you know? A raptor that does not hunt. A very wonderful looking bird, well captured.

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S_Psharma 5 1 India
7 Aug 2013 5:35AM
V2 is anoutstandingimage very beautifully captured.
I like V1 for the matching background but I have to go for V2 with those eyes. Well done Herman.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
7 Aug 2013 5:37AM
Two wonderful images, Herman, what a beautiful bird, love the eyes in V.2. Carol
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
7 Aug 2013 5:49AM
Both great images Herman. In V2 he looks angry with you.......Sandy
ukgubbi 6 5 India
7 Aug 2013 5:59AM
both are equally good. nice capture
Mrsbass 5 2 1 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2013 6:05AM
Love v2 Herman - what an expression! Superb pair of images.
Diggeo 5 13 Greece
7 Aug 2013 6:06AM
Lovely imges Hermman. I like V2!!
bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2013 6:20AM
Two great images Herman love the detail in V2.Smile
silverfoxey 9 17 2 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2013 6:39AM
Great raptor and two super images of this bird Herman. Like them both, well taken. James Wink
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
7 Aug 2013 6:43AM
V2 today... one serious stare!GrinGrin
Andysnapper 10 109 25 England
7 Aug 2013 6:44AM
That's excellent Herman, great shot of a handsome bird.

fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
7 Aug 2013 6:50AM
A vote for No. 2 ~ they do look fierce head on.

7 Aug 2013 7:08AM
V2 for me Herman. Jeepers it looks one angry bird Tongue
Fabulous capture.

7 Aug 2013 7:24AM
Great images Herman and your right abouut the eyesSmile
widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
7 Aug 2013 7:41AM
V2 is a beauty Herman................... now that's a seriously mean look SmileSmile

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2013 7:42AM
Two very well captured images Herman, however I am like many I am sure who would love to see birds being captured in their own natural environment and not on display like dolls in a shop window...

Regards Nathan
Two great images.
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
7 Aug 2013 7:53AM
Great shots, Herman. V2 is more impressive and I like it even better.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2013 7:54AM
Those wings in V 1 are so big
Some bird to see in flight I think
Both images are great
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
7 Aug 2013 8:04AM
Two great detailed imagesSmile
7 Aug 2013 8:07AM
Pleased to make it 30 Herman, love the eye contact in V2,
User_Removed 13 386 2 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2013 8:13AM
CHRISB911 12 54 1
7 Aug 2013 8:14AM
a magnificent specimen
Mike_Reid 10 45 Scotland
7 Aug 2013 8:48AM
V2 Herman steely stare
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2013 8:58AM
V2 for me today of this lovely looking bird, Herman.
EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2013 9:15AM
Two beautiful captures 🐦😊

morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2013 9:45AM
Two superb images Herman, fabulous colours and excellent detail, has to be V2 as my favorite

7 Aug 2013 9:52AM
Two excellently detailed images Herman. I love the eye contact of V2.
9 10 10 England
7 Aug 2013 9:58AM
Oh V2 is super Herman with the eyes! And I love the wings in V1. Both deserve a vote.
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2013 10:04AM
2 lovely images, those eyes!! are superb, enjoy your day Herman,
Ali SmileSmile
PhilT2 Plus
8 466 29 England
7 Aug 2013 10:09AM
Great detail in both shots. Excellent
7 Aug 2013 10:12AM
gorgeous shots and love that stare in v2
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
7 Aug 2013 11:16AM
Despite the cut off,
I prefer V2 Herman !!
Fine shots.
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
7 Aug 2013 11:17AM
I like the pose in V1 and the stare in V2
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2013 11:21AM
Again two super images Herman, V2 for me today, as you say it's those eyesSmile

Tish1 Plus
5 16 4 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2013 11:22AM
I love V2 also Herman, not much of his head is missing, but judging by his expression, it must have really hurt GrinGrinGrin

I love Kestrels, we have quite a few of them hovering over the motor ways for some reason, they are so majestic in flight and such precise hunters.

7 Aug 2013 11:25AM
Wow, Herman!!
Two beauties you've posted here!
I just love the moody guy in V2!!SmileSmile

7 Aug 2013 11:37AM
Beauties. V2 takes my vote
7 Aug 2013 11:46AM
great detail and eye contact in V2 Herman fine capture

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2013 11:47AM
Has to be V1 for me..such details
both wonderful Herman
Great bird Herman
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
7 Aug 2013 12:14PM
cut or not, I love v2, the magic eyes and the beautiful plumage are very appealing to me.
V2 is just stunning Herman, they eyes have it GrinGrin

Lynette GrinGrin
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
7 Aug 2013 1:22PM
Beautiful pose in V1 and excellent detail in V2 Herman.
Great shots Herman. Love the look in his eye in V2. Cathy
7 Aug 2013 2:43PM
Excellent captures, especially V2 !
Potra 5 Venezuela
7 Aug 2013 4:42PM
OH! V2 for me! This bird is magnificent.
banehawi Plus
14 1.8k 3890 Canada
7 Aug 2013 5:00PM
V2 is by far the better of the two Herman. It does need a little work to bring out the best in it, especially to reduce the slight lightness on the left side.

Ive uploaded a mod to show what I mean, and Im sure you can see why its the better shot.


JuBarney 7 26 3 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2013 5:46PM
Two super shots but esp. love V2
7 Aug 2013 6:02PM
I like both pictures, Herman! Each of them is very interestingSmile
Regards Valery
ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
7 Aug 2013 6:33PM
Evening Herman, so nice to be home but brrrrr its cold, my tan will fade fast.
2 lovely images and a very sad story, so glad he was rescued....
capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2013 6:39PM
V2 for me, very intense gaze.Smile

myrab 12 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2013 7:31PM
Both good images but v2 is just perfect.

Sorry to hear about your weather ...lovely and sunny here SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile at the moment............

two nice images Herman

LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2013 7:50PM
Ooooooooooh Herman, I think I'm in love (with this gorgeous raptor of course). V2 is extra special.
jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2013 8:16PM
He's a beauty Herman and I prefer v2 too.
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2013 8:42PM
2 great shots Herman, love V2, spot on!
Oh what a bird , Herman! A great image in many meanings!GrinGrinGrinGrin ---- Jukka.
xwang 9 56 8
7 Aug 2013 10:13PM
V1 is excellent capture, i do love V2...Grin

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