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Bird of Prey

By maryg
This was my favourite bird at a Falconry display yesterday, it is a Gyr Falcon X Saker. . I would love to have captured one of the birds in flight but the flight display wasn't beginning until 2 0'clock which was the same time as the start of the Tennis final, so I simply had to head back home for Andy Murray - support through the airwaves. Wonderful Gold meadl win . Really enjoying the Olympic coverage.

Tags: Close-up and macro Pets and captive animals

Voters: gwynn56, CarolG, digital_boi and 27 more

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CarolG Plus
9 192 18 Greece
6 Aug 2012 12:13PM
A beautiful close-up, Mary, well exposed and captured. Carol

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6 Aug 2012 12:14PM
excellent Mary a very fine close up superb detail

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RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
6 Aug 2012 12:14PM
Nice shot of the falcon, Mary, with excellent detail in the eye.
Congrats to Andy, so good he managed to win the time over his Wimbledon final's opponent.
The UK team is really delivering the goods once again, at present third in the medal league table.
Ronnie.
gary_d Plus
8 576 13 Wales
6 Aug 2012 12:16PM
Forget Murray this is a gold medal image Mary. - gary
maryg Plus
7 66 18 Scotland
6 Aug 2012 12:20PM
Hi Gary thanks for the gold medal comment but what "blasphemy Wink " re my hero. I met both him and his mother at an event near Glasgow where they were opening a re furbished tennis centre in a very poor area, both were so patient , kind and helpful with the children who turned up for some tennis coaching from our national hero.
NDODS Plus
5 4.8k 125 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2012 12:25PM
A rather stunning close-up photograph depicting this rather gorgeous Falcon portrait, stunning natural colour and exquisite detail running throughout its fine plumage.

Regards Nathan
paskinmj Plus
7 11 1 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2012 12:52PM
Stunning sharpness.
Matt
jdinne 12 16 England
6 Aug 2012 1:17PM
Brilliant portrait, superb detail.

John
paulcr 11 1.5k 9 Ireland
6 Aug 2012 1:18PM
Gorgeous detail. Paul
6 Aug 2012 1:25PM
what a great expression...
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
6 Aug 2012 1:52PM
An excellent portrait! sharp and clear--great eye contact!
6 Aug 2012 3:20PM
Nice eye contact with exceptional detail.....congrats!
6 Aug 2012 10:19PM
Cracking close up well done indeed

Bob
8 Aug 2012 8:19AM
featured E2 piccy at the minute.
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9 Mar 2014 11:28AM
Stunning close up

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