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I love V2 Herman. What an intense look. What do you know? A raptor that does not hunt. A very wonderful looking bird, well captured.

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S_Psharma 5 1 India
7 Aug 2013 5:35AM
V2 is anoutstandingimage very beautifully captured.
I like V1 for the matching background but I have to go for V2 with those eyes. Well done Herman.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
7 Aug 2013 5:37AM
Two wonderful images, Herman, what a beautiful bird, love the eyes in V.2. Carol
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
7 Aug 2013 5:49AM
Both great images Herman. In V2 he looks angry with you.......Sandy
ukgubbi 6 5 India
7 Aug 2013 5:59AM
both are equally good. nice capture
Mrsbass 5 2 1 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2013 6:05AM
Love v2 Herman - what an expression! Superb pair of images.
Diggeo 5 13 Greece
7 Aug 2013 6:06AM
Lovely imges Hermman. I like V2!!
bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2013 6:20AM
Two great images Herman love the detail in V2.Smile
silverfoxey 9 17 2 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2013 6:39AM
Great raptor and two super images of this bird Herman. Like them both, well taken. James Wink
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
7 Aug 2013 6:43AM
V2 today... one serious stare!GrinGrin
Andysnapper 10 109 25 England
7 Aug 2013 6:44AM
That's excellent Herman, great shot of a handsome bird.

fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
7 Aug 2013 6:50AM
A vote for No. 2 ~ they do look fierce head on.

7 Aug 2013 7:08AM
V2 for me Herman. Jeepers it looks one angry bird Tongue
Fabulous capture.

7 Aug 2013 7:24AM
Great images Herman and your right abouut the eyesSmile
widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
7 Aug 2013 7:41AM
V2 is a beauty Herman................... now that's a seriously mean look SmileSmile

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2013 7:42AM
Two very well captured images Herman, however I am like many I am sure who would love to see birds being captured in their own natural environment and not on display like dolls in a shop window...

Regards Nathan
Two great images.
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
7 Aug 2013 7:53AM
Great shots, Herman. V2 is more impressive and I like it even better.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2013 7:54AM
Those wings in V 1 are so big
Some bird to see in flight I think
Both images are great
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
7 Aug 2013 8:04AM
Two great detailed imagesSmile
7 Aug 2013 8:07AM
Pleased to make it 30 Herman, love the eye contact in V2,
User_Removed 13 386 2 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2013 8:13AM
CHRISB911 12 54 1
7 Aug 2013 8:14AM
a magnificent specimen
Mike_Reid 10 45 Scotland
7 Aug 2013 8:48AM
V2 Herman steely stare
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2013 8:58AM
V2 for me today of this lovely looking bird, Herman.
EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2013 9:15AM
Two beautiful captures 🐦😊

morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2013 9:45AM
Two superb images Herman, fabulous colours and excellent detail, has to be V2 as my favorite

7 Aug 2013 9:52AM
Two excellently detailed images Herman. I love the eye contact of V2.
9 10 10 England
7 Aug 2013 9:58AM
Oh V2 is super Herman with the eyes! And I love the wings in V1. Both deserve a vote.
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2013 10:04AM
2 lovely images, those eyes!! are superb, enjoy your day Herman,
Ali SmileSmile
PhilT2 Plus
8 460 29 England
7 Aug 2013 10:09AM
Great detail in both shots. Excellent
7 Aug 2013 10:12AM
gorgeous shots and love that stare in v2
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
7 Aug 2013 11:16AM
Despite the cut off,
I prefer V2 Herman !!
Fine shots.
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
7 Aug 2013 11:17AM
I like the pose in V1 and the stare in V2
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 152 16 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2013 11:21AM
Again two super images Herman, V2 for me today, as you say it's those eyesSmile

Tish1 Plus
5 16 4 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2013 11:22AM
I love V2 also Herman, not much of his head is missing, but judging by his expression, it must have really hurt GrinGrinGrin

I love Kestrels, we have quite a few of them hovering over the motor ways for some reason, they are so majestic in flight and such precise hunters.

7 Aug 2013 11:25AM
Wow, Herman!!
Two beauties you've posted here!
I just love the moody guy in V2!!SmileSmile

7 Aug 2013 11:37AM
Beauties. V2 takes my vote
7 Aug 2013 11:46AM
great detail and eye contact in V2 Herman fine capture

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2013 11:47AM
Has to be V1 for me..such details
both wonderful Herman
Great bird Herman
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
7 Aug 2013 12:14PM
cut or not, I love v2, the magic eyes and the beautiful plumage are very appealing to me.
V2 is just stunning Herman, they eyes have it GrinGrin

Lynette GrinGrin
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
7 Aug 2013 1:22PM
Beautiful pose in V1 and excellent detail in V2 Herman.
Great shots Herman. Love the look in his eye in V2. Cathy
7 Aug 2013 2:43PM
Excellent captures, especially V2 !
Potra 5 Venezuela
7 Aug 2013 4:42PM
OH! V2 for me! This bird is magnificent.
banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3881 Canada
7 Aug 2013 5:00PM
V2 is by far the better of the two Herman. It does need a little work to bring out the best in it, especially to reduce the slight lightness on the left side.

Ive uploaded a mod to show what I mean, and Im sure you can see why its the better shot.


JuBarney 6 26 3 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2013 5:46PM
Two super shots but esp. love V2
7 Aug 2013 6:02PM
I like both pictures, Herman! Each of them is very interestingSmile
Regards Valery
ColleenA Plus
5 362 6 Australia
7 Aug 2013 6:33PM
Evening Herman, so nice to be home but brrrrr its cold, my tan will fade fast.
2 lovely images and a very sad story, so glad he was rescued....
capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2013 6:39PM
V2 for me, very intense gaze.Smile

myrab 11 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2013 7:31PM
Both good images but v2 is just perfect.

Sorry to hear about your weather ...lovely and sunny here SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile at the moment............

two nice images Herman

LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2013 7:50PM
Ooooooooooh Herman, I think I'm in love (with this gorgeous raptor of course). V2 is extra special.
jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2013 8:16PM
He's a beauty Herman and I prefer v2 too.
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2013 8:42PM
2 great shots Herman, love V2, spot on!
Oh what a bird , Herman! A great image in many meanings!GrinGrinGrinGrin ---- Jukka.
xwang 9 56 8
7 Aug 2013 10:13PM
V1 is excellent capture, i do love V2...Grin

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