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Marsh Harrier

By ianrobinson  
A stunning sight and nerve racking seeing these beautiful big birds full frame in your camera lens.
I was so nervous of messing these shots up I was almost shaking and I had to take a few deep breaths and recompose myself, why you may ask, well because it is extremely rare to get this close to one of these beauties as they are very nervous of us Humans and rightly so really.

In 4 years of photographing wildlife, buying new longer lenses, camo gear, my wife telling me I have lost the plot when I buy a gillie suit, all the effort, all the patients and time spent sitting and waiting to get reasonably close to the Harrier and it finally pays off.

I now have a fantastic series of shots from this wonderful Bird of prey, all I need to do now is make sure I don't mess them up in PS with over processing them.

What's your thoughts guys and girls

Tags: Birds of prey Marsh harrier Raptors Wildlife and nature

Voters: raynerash, MalcolmM, t_delgano and 55 more

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MalcolmM Plus
12 910 5 Scotland
20 Mar 2012 9:14AM
Superb - & must have been great to see....

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20 Mar 2012 9:14AM
i just wanted to say fantastic shot beautiful , its one of my dreams to get close to birds of prey in the wild and have my camera ready, and on me at my stupidity whenever they have been close guess what no camera!!! now i take one every where i go even to work Grin
saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
20 Mar 2012 9:17AM
Excellent capture,very well done,
User_Removed 8 48 1 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2012 9:26AM
Superb detailed image, and great capture.
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2012 9:29AM
Superbly captured.

Great capture and framing, brilliant Smile
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2012 10:06AM
Beautiful and very well captured...
Sezz 13 617 15 England
20 Mar 2012 10:08AM
Congrat's Ian, this really is a beautiful shot!

Sarah *
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
20 Mar 2012 10:23AM
A wonderful shot Ian. I can imagine how thrilled you are to get such a gorgeous shot and to be in the right place at the right time too.
ringyneck 11 315 18 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2012 10:29AM
OUTSTANDING.........great in natural surroundings image.

Well done for all the hard work put in.


Richsr 11 91 223 England
20 Mar 2012 10:47AM
Like the warm light and your timing here Ian, good work
regards Richard
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2012 10:59AM
Wonderful capture
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
20 Mar 2012 11:56AM
Outstanding wild capture Ian.....

20 Mar 2012 12:28PM
Good to see those Ghillie suits are worth their weight in gold Ian TongueTongue Fabulous capture mate.
20 Mar 2012 12:54PM
very nice indeed i went out the other night and got set up a buzzard came swooping in just beside me but i hadnt got the camera out of my bag at this point i just sat and watched because i knew the moment i moved he was going to be off ,gutted. keep them coming atb wayne
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
20 Mar 2012 1:06PM
"all the patients" - how many people did you injure Ian GrinGrin.

Superbly captured, I'm not a bird man but I do recognize the work that goes into these images. A very classy image.

PinkK 8 80 1 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2012 1:37PM
Outstanding capture!
wow lovely photo Grin
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
20 Mar 2012 2:48PM
A beautiful image............Sandy
Scooby10 8 3 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2012 3:51PM
Stunning capture. Well done mate.
20 Mar 2012 3:54PM
Wow. Well done. Your patience has certainly paid off Ian
luckybry 8 3 Scotland
20 Mar 2012 4:57PM
like a harrier jump jet taking off awesome image

LukeParkinson 8 30 3 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2012 5:57PM
ianrobinson Plus
8 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2012 6:02PM
wow what a great surprise coming home and seeing three awards and all the comments and votes on this Harrier, thank you very much guys and girls very much appreciated coming from fellow togs.

michaelo Plus
11 11 1 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2012 6:25PM
this is a fantastic capture!!!!!
woodlark 14 542 1 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2012 7:41PM
Spectacular !!!
Norfolkboy 12 1 4 England
20 Mar 2012 8:25PM
A fantastic image Ian. My wife too thinks i'm crackers when I go out in the gullie suit, but
are'nt they brilliant things.
9 10 10 England
20 Mar 2012 8:48PM
Very special and certainly spectacular.
20 Mar 2012 9:16PM
Stunning shot!
Brilliant feather detail and great lighting.
This is a real beauty of a shot.
ianrobinson Plus
8 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2012 10:07PM
thank you guys for your comments and votes, glad to see i am not the only crazy one then Colin Tongue

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