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Australian Wedge Tail Eagle

By Joeblowfromoz
Hi there folks, another day, another grey day here, starting to get use to it, but not got weather for photography.

This is another from the reptile park, and this is 'Oswald' a rescued Wedge Tail Eagle. Been at the park for many years.
These are Australia's largest air birds, and this is probably not the best of images, as it was taken through a wire mesh fence and taken at the high time of day, when the sun is at it's brightest, makes for hard photography.

Many thanks for all the wonderful comments and votes for my previous uploads. I am just stoked by the support you have all given me.

This will be a last upload for a few days, as we are heading out for a couple of days and look forward to catching up with you all when we get back.



I was going to upload a second version of this, which I had worked on the background, but EPZ is just being so slow for me.

Tags: General Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

Voters: RonnieAG, Daisymaye, hasslebladuk and 28 more

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Daisymaye 11 23 16 Canada
26 Oct 2011 12:26AM
Great close-up Jo. That beak looks like it could tear its prey apart in a second. ............Sandy

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RonnieAG Plus
9 154 118 Scotland
26 Oct 2011 12:27AM
Yes, that's the time of day best avoided, Jo, the light being so harsh, but despite that handicap you have come away with a most satisfactory record of Oswald, who also looks a bit limp with the heatWink
hasslebladuk 10 1 6 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2011 12:30AM
What a beak excellent shot
mikbee 12 3 8 Scotland
26 Oct 2011 12:41AM
An excellent detailed close up Jo.
Fine colours too.
Super shot.
And enjoy your days away.
Delbon 11 4 England
26 Oct 2011 12:48AM
Lovely stuff Jo - enjoy the next few days

Jasper87 Plus
9 2.3k 157 England
26 Oct 2011 3:51AM
Harsh light but it picks out a lovely brown on the back of the neck. You've got a good, interesting composition/pose set against a colourful and contrasting bg, pretty good image, Jo, despite the conditions.

CarolG 12 199 20 Greece
26 Oct 2011 5:44AM
A beautiful bird, Jo, well captured under difficult conditions. Carol
ugly Plus
11 9 57 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2011 7:19AM
Great work yet again...
One thing I wopuld try is lower the background light...
It does seem to over poer subjet a little...
Still a very nice image..
pdcche 9 4 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2011 8:37AM
Nice light and colour Jo, good pose also.. Peter
Maiwand 12 3 73 England
26 Oct 2011 8:45AM
Stunning capture Jo. The head and beak of the bird are shown beautifully.
CaroleS Plus
9 440 3 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2011 9:08AM
Well, we cannot always be at the right place at the right time Jo - despite all your hazards, you came out with a very good shot of this powerful bird, well doneSmile Carole
marktc Plus
9 101 15 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2011 9:30AM
Despite the adversities its a great image Jo, especially in the eyes.... its definately what makes and image for me. Spot on!
Mike_Young Plus
13 21 9 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2011 9:37AM
A splendid shot Jo.
lonely_oryx 12 61 55 England
26 Oct 2011 9:53AM
I like the way the head is held
26 Oct 2011 9:56AM

One thing I wopuld try is lower the background light...
It does seem to over poer subjet a little...
Still a very nice image..

Thanks Dave - I will try that - I have another version in which I have burnt the background out, but the net was so slow this morning that I gave up trying to up load it.

Thanks for all the great comments everyone. Not sure whether we will be going away or not as the weather has turned really horrible - probably cause old Queenie is here lol...she bought the weather with her.
Lillian Plus
10 23 17 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2011 9:59AM
Beautifully captured Jo
enjoy the next few days
AnnChown Plus
9 207 1 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2011 10:08AM
A great eagle and a great capture Jo!
pluckyfilly 13 351 33 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2011 7:16PM
nicely caught angle of the bird, look forward to seeing you back with us all in a couple of days
moiral 9 12 Scotland
26 Oct 2011 7:46PM
Despite the light, you have captured a beautiful shot Jo. Moira
goso 13 2 1 Australia
27 Oct 2011 1:39AM
A beautiful Wedgie Jo ...Bill
Ayoob 8 Australia
27 Oct 2011 1:54AM
Fantastic shot Jo ,lovely image.............Grin
Anna62 8 1 Australia
27 Oct 2011 6:33AM
love the pensive look the eagle is giving you Jo...very well taken Smile
annettep38 Plus
8 219 42 Costa Rica
27 Oct 2011 9:57AM
a lovely portrait - the background is nicely australian

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