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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

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Ade_Osman 14 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!


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Bexphoto 12 99 United Kingdom
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 13 138 4 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2005 1:29PM
Beautifully caught pose, well done.
Mari 13 1.8k United Kingdom
24 Aug 2005 1:01PM
Sorry I missed this one, Brian, but its excellent, so clear and well captured.

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gwyn h 13 432
24 Aug 2005 1:30PM
Stunning capture Bri, could do with a nictitating membrane myself, protect my contact lenses in the wind LOL!

highlander 13 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 13 197 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2006 12:03PM
I'll have flaming nightmares now.
Tis an excellent shot tho Brian,superb detail

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