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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.

Camera:Fuji 602Z
Title:Final View
Username:brian13 brian13
Uploaded:20 Aug 2005 - 4:07 AM
Tags:Pets / captive animals
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Votes:17
Voters:Ade_Osman · Hugo · rob.corlett · bexter · BarbaraB · KathyW · clong150 · pcjackso · Pete_g · MoWiz · barry_uk · ericfaragh · Mari · gwyn h · highlander · suzieosman · jules41 ·
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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman Plus Member 124521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2005 - 4:14 AM

Spose I'd better click it.....LOL
Well done Brian, now go off and get some in flight mate!

Ade

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bexter
bexter  1099 forum posts Scotland
20 Aug 2005 - 4:26 AM

Fantastic shot, good to get a different perspective of a bird, and great timing with the eyes!

Becky

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BarbaraB
BarbaraB  1053 forum posts United Kingdom
20 Aug 2005 - 6:23 AM

Glad to see you survived! Great shot!

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KathyW
KathyW  121793 forum posts Norfolk Island12 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2005 - 7:52 AM

Now that is scary...
Amazing shot, well done.

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pcjackso
pcjackso Junior Member 10
20 Aug 2005 - 9:39 AM

Fantastic capture.Interesting about the eyes.

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MoWiz
MoWiz  10114 forum posts United Kingdom
20 Aug 2005 - 10:41 AM

Nice shot
Mo

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barry_uk
barry_uk  10
20 Aug 2005 - 1:22 PM

Excellent capture

Barry

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ericfaragh
ericfaragh  11123 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2005 - 1:29 PM

Beautifully caught pose, well done.

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Mari
Mari  111825 forum posts Wales
24 Aug 2005 - 1:01 PM

Sorry I missed this one, Brian, but its excellent, so clear and well captured.

Mari Smile

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gwyn h
gwyn h  11432 forum posts
24 Aug 2005 - 1:30 PM

Stunning capture Bri, could do with a nictitating membrane myself, protect my contact lenses in the wind LOL!

Gwyn

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highlander
highlander  1132 forum posts Scotland
25 Aug 2005 - 1:59 PM

Hello Brian, very sharp and colourful bird shot...interesting point on the eyes I was not aware of such a fact. Good exposure.
Doug.

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suzieosman
suzieosman  1166 forum posts United Kingdom
26 Aug 2005 - 3:35 AM

Stunning shot....talk about 'in your face'...quite scary really

Sue

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jules41
jules41  11197 forum posts United Kingdom
24 Feb 2006 - 12:03 PM

I'll have flaming nightmares now.
Tis an excellent shot tho Brian,superb detail
julie

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