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And the Race is On!

By Lillian  
Again continuing the series from Hawk Conservancy in Hampshire
This beautiful and so graceful Golden Eagle called Saxon
was showing off for us in a flying display

V2 another flying low shot, where the light just appeared, briefly!
both hand held
Canon 5D mark iii

Thanks everyone for stopping by and
especially to Steve, Ann, Hugh and John for your User Awards Yesterday
Very much appreciated

Stay indoors and keep dry todayWink


Tags: General Hampshire Golden eagle Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature

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marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2013 7:50AM
Superb, simply excellent Lillian!

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andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2013 7:51AM
brilliant detail and timing lillian wonderful colour and tones v2 for me today a stunner nice one Wink
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
16 Mar 2013 7:52AM
Almost wild LillianSmile
Trev_B 11 151 68 England
16 Mar 2013 7:59AM
Two great images of this wonderful bird Lillian.... the light in V2 makes it my choice,

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
16 Mar 2013 8:05AM
Two superb images of these beautiful birds, Lillian, showing off their magnificent wings. Hope your cold is on its way out now. Carol
16 Mar 2013 8:06AM
2 superb action shots Lillian, V2 a slight favourite,
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2013 8:09AM
An amazing bird Lillian - well captured. I have a slight preference for v2.
16 Mar 2013 8:14AM
Two incredible action shots of this fine bird, Lillian!
Such a sharp image and excellent dof from the f5.6 aperture.

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
16 Mar 2013 8:19AM
More fine in-flight shots, Lillian, the detail captured in each could not be better.
16 Mar 2013 8:20AM
superb shots
PhillipMinnis 8 94 4 Australia
16 Mar 2013 8:27AM
Another fine image, Lillian!

I hope you're feeling better!

Have a nice weekend!


johnke 5 223 15
16 Mar 2013 8:29AM
Great work Lillian a fantastic sight to see, I like V2 but mainly because of the light...John
saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
16 Mar 2013 8:36AM
Two fantastic and great images,Lillian,V 2 is for me today ,
fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
16 Mar 2013 8:41AM
Another excellent in-flight capture.

NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
16 Mar 2013 8:44AM
Good captures in awful light.............awful light seems to be the norm nowadays...............GrinGrinGrin
16 Mar 2013 8:45AM
Two great shots again Lillian, v2 for me also.
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
16 Mar 2013 8:46AM
These are both excellent images Lillian !! V2 maybe just pips V1 to the first prize Smile
Meheecho 5 275 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2013 9:00AM
Two superb images --very well captured
ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
16 Mar 2013 9:07AM
Wow 2 great captures, also V2 for the light but only just...
16 Mar 2013 9:08AM
Stunning flight images. Great tones.
16 Mar 2013 9:11AM
Two excellent in flight captures, againSmileSmileSmile
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
16 Mar 2013 9:30AM
I do like these Lillian, V2 for the extra fine lighting, excellent inflight capture of this majestic bird.

Have a good weekend.


Maiwand 11 3 73 England
16 Mar 2013 9:47AM
Two very fine shots indeed Lillian. I can see I shall have to join you there some time for a tutorial !!TongueTongueTongue
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
16 Mar 2013 9:49AM
Two very fine shots indeed Lillian. Such lovely displays of plumage detail. I can see I shall have to join you there some time for a tutorial.!!!TongueTongueTongueTongue
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
16 Mar 2013 9:59AM
V2 for the light but I prefer the composition in V1 as you get a feel of its surroundings with the horizon and tree in the background, so the jury is out between two wonderful images Lillian. - gary
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2013 10:10AM
V2 with more of the head and shoulders Lillian SmileSmile
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
16 Mar 2013 10:18AM
Two great in-flight captures, Lillian Smile Think I go for the brighter V2 also, and without the distraction of the background Wink
Trev Smile
16 Mar 2013 10:25AM
Super shot.

User_Removed 5 4 1 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2013 10:29AM
Hi Lillian, both terrific shots V2 for me just with teh light bringing out the detail of the edge of the bird and wings. Such a lovely photo and great detail. Bob
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
16 Mar 2013 10:41AM
The clarity against the background is exceptional, Lillian, not once but twice (and many more I suspect).

morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2013 11:03AM
Two awesome images Lillian, both beautifully captured I have a slight preference for V2 Smile

EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
16 Mar 2013 11:11AM
Two more beauties, Lillian. These in-flights are just wonderful.

Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2013 11:19AM
What a fantastic wing span! Two awesome images again Lillian. V2 just pips it for me - the lighting and tones are fab! Smile

16 Mar 2013 11:26AM
2excellent in flight images
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2013 11:53AM
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
16 Mar 2013 12:02PM
Excellent in-flight capture. Love the warm tones, and the plumage detail!

johnjo58 7 2 5 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2013 12:08PM
Good in flight capture Lillian
16 Mar 2013 12:34PM
both BIF shots excellent Lillian v2 just has the edge for me fine exposure control hope you cold is ok and the dentist left you some pennies in the purse TongueWink

ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
16 Mar 2013 12:43PM
Fantastic captures, Lillian, especially V2. Love the light and exposure there and I especially love this fella's wingtip feathers Smile

16 Mar 2013 1:25PM
VERY well captured Lillian, brilliant. Lovely colour and detail, amazing how you manage shots like this.

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2013 1:54PM
A stunning inflight with pin sharp detail and natural coloration Lillian. Version 2 for me being the more interesting. "Superb Lillian"

16 Mar 2013 2:25PM
Stunning Lillian. Both amazing shots but V2 just nails it for me too Grin

That's marvellous wingspan he has. I hope to see an Eagle on Sky next week, but it won't be as close as this beauty. In the wild they're way up in the mountains, but they do make their presence felt at times. The smaller birds spot them before I do.

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2013 6:17PM
Incredible ...
Arent birds clever
ValSaxby Plus
12 146 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2013 6:28PM
A beauty Lillian.
Mike_Smith Plus
10 490 1 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2013 6:28PM
In my opinion the Golden Eagle is the ultimate bird of prey, stunning bird you have done very well to capture lovely sharpness, and detail in an inflight shot. Which is very difficult regardless wether the bird is in the wild or in captivity. Now i have seen this im wanting to get myself to our local falconry centre.
1881 6 India
16 Mar 2013 6:44PM
16 Mar 2013 6:56PM
Two wonderful images Lillian Smile
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2022 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2013 6:56PM
You're such a clever girl! They are both amazing, but I love the composition and background in V2.
JuBarney 7 26 3 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2013 6:59PM
Super detail in these fine in-flight shots
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
16 Mar 2013 7:11PM
These Two are excellent with lovely detail and a great bgSmile
ColinEJ 12 21 17 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2013 7:15PM
He looks marvellous with his primaries at full stretch, looking just like long fingers.
16 Mar 2013 7:50PM
Stunning capture of an impressive Eagle !
16 Mar 2013 9:37PM
Top Marks Again Lillian. Eric.
paskinmj 9 11 1 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2013 10:14PM
Nice timing.
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
16 Mar 2013 11:53PM
V2 is my choice but they are both lovely captures of a beautiful bird.
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2013 7:24AM
V2 for me too.
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2013 12:09PM
You have caught the movement to a T! GrinGrin
Mrsbass 5 2 1 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2013 6:10PM
Two wonderful images - I think I am the only one but I prefer v1 for the softer moodier tones of this magnificent in-flight shot.
Bravdo 10 17 2 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2013 2:50PM
Beautiful bird and beautiful capture .Again well timed shots..

annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
18 Mar 2013 4:06PM
excellent sharpness in this in flight capture
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
18 Mar 2013 11:18PM
Two cracking images of this majestic bird soaring gracefully in the air, poetry in motion if ever I saw it
11 Apr 2013 6:31PM
What a lovely image, fantastic dof and clarity, I would go with v2 as I think the rock add scale to the shot........


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