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Preyed upon

By moiral
Afternoon all. Yesterday I was away doing a workshop - golden eagle and a merlin with their prey. Unfortunately the birds did not get to fly yesterday due to the weather conditions. Was very cold, windy and rain at times. Still it was a great privilege to see birds that I would seldom see or have the opportunity to photograph in the wild. Have just had time for a quick look at the shots. This is not one of the best shots but is one of my favourites. Unfortunately I lost the top of the wing because the eagle decided to haul his mountain hare further up the bank. This eagle is a 12 year old male. Thanks for C&Cs on last upload. Now off to sort through the 800+ shots I took yesterday.

Tags: Prey Golden eagle Pets and captive animals Mountain hare

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Comments


great capture moira,well done indeed.ray

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bobsblues 7 10 2 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2012 1:39PM
Well captured >Rob
AJG Plus
8 6 Scotland
22 Jan 2012 1:52PM
Good shot. Losing part of wing doesn't detract!
Ade_Osman 14 4.5k 36 England
22 Jan 2012 2:08PM
Shame about the wing, but as already said it's doesn't matter much......

Ade
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
22 Jan 2012 2:09PM
Superbly captured, Moira, but poor mountain hare Sad Carol
22 Jan 2012 2:20PM
What a brilliant capture Moira,great shot..Lin
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2012 2:50PM
Super shot Moira - Carole
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2012 3:44PM
Well timed to catch the drama and the movement. IB
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2012 3:53PM
That is one good shot there Moira..it must have been a exciting time and the new camera has done you proud
wonderful clean shot...one to be really proud of
Lillian
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
22 Jan 2012 4:06PM
Pity the wing tip eluded you, but still an excellent shot, Moira, the action well frozen and captured in fine detail.
A lot better than anything I would achieved, I assure you.
Ronnie.
I'm glad I'm not having rabbit for dinner tonight. Not that it would stop the Eagle, or you from taking the shot. Sharp as a tack Moira, well done that lens is quite a handful to handle and move at the same time.

Dougie
NeilWigan Plus
7 16 16 England
22 Jan 2012 4:21PM
good sharp shot Moira,used that camera lens combo to take pics at the rugby,my sons ,it feels good and works well as shown.
22 Jan 2012 5:04PM
Super shot Moira, nice and sharp.

Len
EMJAYCEE Plus
8 10 10 England
22 Jan 2012 5:35PM
Super work Moira - good detail.
Joan.
22 Jan 2012 5:58PM
Stunning shot
mike
22 Jan 2012 7:43PM
Great capture!
Sam.
Rock Plus
15 10 2 England
22 Jan 2012 8:47PM
A shot to be very proud of !

Rock
PaulLiley 8 2 13 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2012 10:52PM
Great capture. Paul
pdcche 7 4 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2012 10:55PM
Wow, well timed shot Moira, great capture.. Peter
Peagreen 7 1 1 England
23 Jan 2012 12:04AM
Excellent work, Moira. wonderful detail. Great captureSmile
Take care, Pauline
23 Jan 2012 8:03AM
Raw nature well caught! Pity about the weather. Exceptionally busy just now and should have been attending to other things yesterday but it was such a great day I had to get out and about. When do you go to Venice .( My question mark key won't work !!!)gill
JimV 11 6 3 Canada
24 Jan 2012 5:55AM
An outstanding shot of a rather grisly scene Moira, raw nature indeed, pity about the wing, with that completely in, it would have been an award winner I'm sure!
Rgds., Jim
Ayoob 6 Australia
24 Jan 2012 10:11PM
Cracking action shot ,nice one Moira-well done..........GrinGrinWink

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