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"Here's looking at you kid"...

By NDODS    
This rather handsome fella was a bonus find whilst out and about spending a few hours indulging in a cream tea, at the wonderful Doddington Place. I spotted him high on a large gate post as we drove into the grounds. He did have a leather tether on his legs, but as for his origin I know very little. With a little research I found out that he was an Eagle Owl. Hope you enjoy.

Thank you for all your comments regarding my somewhat indifferent Self Portrait, and a big thank you to Willie, for taking the time to produce a modification, which I must say I really like. I do not know what happened regarding the votes being disabled, but hey ho that's me for you....

Regards Nathan

P.S. Have a great day

Tags: Portrait Eyes Down Posing Feathers Eagle owl Wildlife and nature Fave

Voters: mickyr, WhiteRose1, AnnChown and 88 more

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WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
9 Sep 2012 7:49AM
Whooo me Smile Morning Nathan, sharp and beady eyed capture. Just the opposite of me at the moment, think I need some caffeine Smile
Enjoy the day,

Dave

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AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2012 7:56AM
I like his slightly wary look with his ears pinned back. Super image Nathan.
Ann
Excellent close up Nathan, nice detail,
Fred.
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2012 8:14AM
He's not too sure of what he is seeing WinkWink
Excellent capture
Helen
Beeeze 4 1 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2012 8:28AM
Fabulous fabulous capture. I love it.
Tibetan 4 3 England
9 Sep 2012 8:29AM
He thinking who's that wearing a dressing gown lol. nice one Nathan the eyes have it every time, hope your feeling better, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
9 Sep 2012 8:29AM
Wonderful reflection in the Eyes Nathan, you did well to capture that.

John Smile
Humblebee 4 1 England
9 Sep 2012 8:34AM
Fantastic capture Nathan - the refection in the eye is the icing on the cake ... Carol Grin
cats_123 Plus
12 4.6k 26 Northern Ireland
9 Sep 2012 8:34AM
Too Witt Too Yooo GrinGrin
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2012 8:34AM
Super image Nathan, fabulous detail and those eyes are wonderful

Hugh
Great detail Nathan, and whooooo those eyes are fab. good shot well spotted.

John
nonur Plus
7 17 11 Turkey
9 Sep 2012 9:23AM
Brought bak childhood memories, I remember myself running fast away from one when I was a kid. A cracking shot, Nathan!
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2012 9:24AM
Magical beauty, love it
netta1234 Plus
4 369 2 Wales
9 Sep 2012 9:25AM
Great close up
NettaSmile
A beautiful macro with impeccable detail. Looking close you can see a picture
in the right side eye. Magic. Well done. WesternRed.
9 Sep 2012 10:03AM
Superb close-up. Wonderful shining eyes.

Lavina
wnbeat 10 56 Scotland
9 Sep 2012 10:07AM
Great shot Nathan , they have the most amazing eyes Smile
9 Sep 2012 10:37AM
A beautiful portrait. Pleased to be #30.
9 Sep 2012 10:51AM
fine capture Nathan good eye contact and reflection in the eye

GrahamGrinGrinGrin
ugly Plus
8 9 57 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2012 10:52AM
A great detail image..
Very nice timing and great comp...
A image to be proud of...

Dave
9 Sep 2012 10:54AM
Beautiful expression vry well captured.
Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2012 11:07AM
Great capture with lovely catch lights in eyes.
Well spotted and I hope you enjoyed the cream tea!
KateGrinGrinGrin
9 Sep 2012 11:11AM
A Stunning shot love the eyes
mike
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
9 Sep 2012 11:31AM
Beautiful eye contact Nathan, a cracker of this beautiful bird.

Regards

Trev.
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
9 Sep 2012 11:33AM
Beautiful close up Nathan.
Rende
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
9 Sep 2012 12:08PM
Wonderful portrait.

Ken
saltireblue Plus
6 5.9k 33 Norway
9 Sep 2012 12:47PM
A cracker, Nathan. Far more handsome than the subject of your previous portraitTongueGrinGrin
There's a slight look of Clarence the Cross-Eyed Lion about his eyes due to the povSmile

Malc
canonfan 6 7 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2012 1:12PM
An excellent close up Nathan. Pin sharp and full of detail
Jim
9 Sep 2012 1:15PM
Eye to eye............!!!!!!!! Just love it, Nathan!!!!!!!!! AniaWink
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
9 Sep 2012 1:18PM
Fantastic eyes in this fine image!
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2012 1:36PM
Great shot Nathan, Wow those eyes. I have the same problem with the votes disabled and wont upload variants. Thats computers for you.
Brian
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
9 Sep 2012 2:21PM
A terrific portrait Nathan, the eager eagle eyed photographer has caught the eagle eyed eagle owl on camera!
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
9 Sep 2012 2:27PM
A wonderful portrait shot, Nathan, capturing such detail and that intense gaze so well.
Excellent work.
Ronnie.
9 Sep 2012 3:08PM
The eyes say it all. Well captured Smile
Chinga Plus
5 3 1 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2012 3:14PM
Impressive close up, super sharp and look at that eye reflection! Grin
IB
9 Sep 2012 3:23PM
Stunning detail................


Paul.
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
9 Sep 2012 3:24PM
A magical capture, Nathan, definitely deserving of many awards. Carol
carper123 Plus
4 921 8 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2012 3:47PM
Fantastic detail and clarity, a real corker.
Well done Nathan.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile
jdinne 13 16 England
9 Sep 2012 4:37PM
Wonderful Nathan, superb detailed capture. Excellent.

John
Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
9 Sep 2012 5:34PM
fab details in the feathers here Nathan.....

Thanks for your recent commnts/support......Appreciated.

Ade
LexEquine 10 19 United States
9 Sep 2012 5:48PM
'Great Shot!' ~ Peter Wink
rontear Plus
13 8 7 England
9 Sep 2012 6:08PM
Almost magical, certainly mystical Nathan ( thanks again for your U/A ) congratulations with your awards.
Ron.
rohitb 4
9 Sep 2012 6:20PM
Brilliantly captured picture...Good Job

Rohit B
UrbaneMagick 4 172 1 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2012 8:05PM
Proud looking fella isn;t he Nathan!

Pin sharp capture...

Gareth
9 Sep 2012 8:33PM
Superb capture with great detail Nathan.
Gary
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2012 8:39PM
excellent close up portrait,
regards
Yung
basith 4 7 Sri Lanka
10 Sep 2012 2:14AM
Beautiful close up
10 Sep 2012 3:48AM
Nice close up, Nathan. I love the look of it. Deep
pdcche 6 4 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2012 8:42AM
Hoots mon, great close up shot Nathan, nice detail and lovely eyes, Peter..
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
10 Sep 2012 2:46PM
wonderful eyes and fine detail.
Gerryrys 4 1 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2012 5:16PM
Great work Nathan. Excellent. Grin

Gerry
10 Sep 2012 9:15PM
The name of this bird - the wisdom and dignity!
Regards Valery
NDODS Plus
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2012 9:19PM
A very big thank you to all for taking time out to have a look and comment on my rather eclectic range of photographs.

Regards Nathan
11 Sep 2012 2:00PM
gorgeous shot
12 Sep 2012 9:52AM
Terrific capture!
Ayoob 5 Australia
13 Sep 2012 9:03AM
Excellent shot full of detail and a delight ful subject.......GrinGrinGrin
Flykt 4 Sweden
16 Oct 2012 8:19PM
Oh! So, so beautiful! I love this picture. Great captured! Smile

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