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African Fish Eagle

By Maiwand
African Fish Eagle (halinaeetus vocifer)
This bird is named as 'Othello' and he is one of the perfomers in the displays at my favourite place- Hawk Conservancy Trust. In this shot he is practising his skills as a fish catcher. When I look at those talons I am glad I am not a fish.!! I got him just a tad early I'm afraid but I still like it.
I made no attempt to remove the strap on his leg. Its a captive bird and I would not try to hide it.

Tremendous thanks to all for the stunning response to the Kingfisher. Particular thanks to Ju (Jubarney) and Nuri (Senn) for the UA's.
Very very short of time at the moment so please excuse mostly votes not comments.


Tags: Captive Birds Eagles Pets and captive animals Hct Maiwand

Voters: JuBarney, GeorgePlatis, leontari and 69 more

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JuBarney 7 26 3 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2013 7:23PM
A lovely action shot

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7 Oct 2013 7:26PM
Excellent capture!
7 Oct 2013 7:30PM
Amazing in flight capture Ron!
EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2013 7:30PM
Great captureSmile

7 Oct 2013 7:35PM
magical shot love these birds
Geofferz 9 1 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2013 7:38PM
Brilliant capture as they can move fast................ Geoff
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2013 7:43PM
A superb in flight shot here Ron.

rogerfry 12 543 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2013 8:04PM
Nice panning work Ron.....and a very handsome bird.

7 Oct 2013 8:21PM
Superb capture..Lin
Lillian Plus
9 22 17 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2013 8:34PM
Great timing, and I don't think it is too early, this shows so much more than the catch...they do there...agree fantastic place to go
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
7 Oct 2013 9:07PM
Great inflight capture----
Lovely shot. Agree about those talons. Cathy
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2013 9:20PM
WOW! you've done it Ron, I have tried hundreds of shots and got rid of the lot. Great shot and lovely place.
7 Oct 2013 9:22PM
Every your shot, Ron, it's always something very delicious!Smile
Regards Valery
7 Oct 2013 9:30PM
Great action shot Ron. Frightening talons
User_Removed 13 386 2 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2013 9:47PM
Excellent detailed action capture.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
7 Oct 2013 11:46PM
Great action captured. Love those outstretched feet.
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
8 Oct 2013 4:28AM
My favourite African bird of prey - that call is so lovely Smile A super image this GrinGrinGrin
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
8 Oct 2013 6:14AM
A wonderful in flight capture, Ron. Carol
PaulLiley 9 2 13 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2013 11:25AM
wow not seen one of these in my back garden. Excellent capture. paul
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
8 Oct 2013 6:19PM
Excellent timing.. Early? Wish I could ever get them at anything else than circling 200m above me!
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
8 Oct 2013 6:56PM
A frightening pose

Greyheron 16 282 7 England
8 Oct 2013 6:58PM
Superb action shot Ron - nicely done...

bricurtis 12 2.2k 49 England
8 Oct 2013 9:10PM
Super capture Ron - I like the position of the feet - they look deadly.Smile
8 Oct 2013 10:58PM
Great shot, Ron!

Mike_Smith Plus
10 490 1 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2013 6:00PM
Wonderful shot Ron, your right about those Talons, i bet he would rip a fish to bits with them and the beak
capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2013 11:12PM
Great shot of this wonderful bird.Smile
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
10 Oct 2013 11:17AM
Fab in flight shot Ron, those claws look deadly, great pov and a lovely natural BG,
A Booth 16 11 4 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 3:01PM
landing gear down, spectacular flight image, superb in colour and detail.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
10 Oct 2013 11:10PM
A terrific action shot Ron, it looks as though he's practising the long jump in this image!
11 Oct 2013 12:46AM
What a pose!!!!, fantastic shot Ron!!SmileSmileSmile
termite53 5 8 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2013 12:08PM
Brilliant capture there
11 Oct 2013 9:09PM
Ron, Given the speed it was probably doing at the time it's a superb image Smile
Brian J.
senn Plus
7 5 1 Belgium
12 Oct 2013 6:02AM
fab action shot here Ron !..
UrbaneMagick 6 172 1 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2013 2:15PM
Great image Ron.

The speed of his attack has taken a little of your usual sharpness away, but still quite special.

Gareth Smile

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