Views: 65 (17 Unique) 
Vote 17
Award Shortlist   

Final View

By brian13
This is the last view any potential victim sees when being hunted by a bird of prey.
This young Red Kite has its third eyelid (nictitating membrane) closed which protects the eyes when diving.
Taken at the Black Mountains Falconry Centre, Abergavenny.

Tags: Pets and captive animals

Voters: Ade_Osman, Hugo, rob.corlett and 14 more

Take your photography to the next level and beyond...

  • NEWS

Why not join for free today?

Join for Free

Your total photography experience starts here


Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
20 Aug 2005 4:14AM
Spose I'd better click it.....LOL
Well done Brian, now go off and get some in flight mate!


Join ePHOTOzine for free and remove these adverts.

bexter 12 99 Scotland
20 Aug 2005 4:26AM
Fantastic shot, good to get a different perspective of a bird, and great timing with the eyes!

BarbaraB 11 53 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2005 6:23AM
Glad to see you survived! Great shot!
KathyW 13 1.8k 12 Norfolk Island
20 Aug 2005 7:52AM
Now that is scary...
Amazing shot, well done.
pcjackso Junior Member 11 7
20 Aug 2005 9:39AM
Fantastic capture.Interesting about the eyes.
MoWiz 11 114 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2005 10:41AM
Nice shot
20 Aug 2005 1:22PM
Excellent capture

ericfaragh 13 132 3 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2005 1:29PM
Beautifully caught pose, well done.
Mari 13 1.8k Wales
24 Aug 2005 1:01PM
Sorry I missed this one, Brian, but its excellent, so clear and well captured.

Mari Smile
gwyn h 12 432
24 Aug 2005 1:30PM
Stunning capture Bri, could do with a nictitating membrane myself, protect my contact lenses in the wind LOL!

highlander 12 32 Scotland
25 Aug 2005 1:59PM
Hello Brian, very sharp and colourful bird shot...interesting point on the eyes I was not aware of such a fact. Good exposure.
suzieosman 12 66 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2005 3:35AM
Stunning about 'in your face'...quite scary really

jules41 12 197 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2006 12:03PM
I'll have flaming nightmares now.
Tis an excellent shot tho Brian,superb detail

Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.