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imander 11 388 7 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2008 6:23PM
wow stunning capture, really very good indeed

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Newtman 12 2 5
19 Jun 2008 6:23PM
Fantastic action shot, half of me says it would have been better if you could have got all of the wings in. The other half says no, it is moer dramatic as it is. Either way it is well worth a click.
proberts 14 218 4 Wales
19 Jun 2008 6:26PM
Excellent capture.The detail and catchlighs are excellent.
Silverzone 10 2 England
19 Jun 2008 6:29PM
Super capture. sylvia
NikkiW 11 33 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2008 6:29PM
great action shot...well done.
MalcolmM Plus
12 926 5 Scotland
19 Jun 2008 6:31PM
Great nature/action shot, plenty sharp detail yet b/g nicely out of focus.
Melanie_M 12 168 9 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2008 6:32PM

Quote:half of me says it would have been better if you could have got all of the wings in. The other half says no

Thank you for the comment. I too would have liked to have seen how this turned out if I'd got all the wings in the frame. This bit of action happened too fast for me to think off pulling back the lens. The wingspan on these birds is so great that with their wings fully extended you lose the sense of expression in the body and head unless being able to view super large. I have lots of shots of wings, tails and tallons that fill the frame for the fault of being too close.
A brilliant action shot. JNC
bombebit 10 22 Denmark
19 Jun 2008 6:45PM
Just lovely.... Smile
bzbee Plus
14 102 3 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2008 6:48PM
Brilliant shot - how lucky you are to see them in the wild
19 Jun 2008 6:53PM
You have grabbed some great detail with this shot, well done.
Scaramanga Plus
10 56 6 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2008 7:06PM
Great capture. Impressive.
jove 10 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2008 7:07PM
Just Superb.
Very well captured.
VintageRed 12 15 1 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2008 7:09PM
Blimey - you wouldn't want to get in the middle of that! Impressive capture.
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
19 Jun 2008 7:14PM
Superbly captured action. Nature at the sharp end Melanie. Ron.
A war dance avian style, great work Mel, once again you produce a perfectly unique image from a visit to a country across the World. Superb quality and great dramatic action, capturing the moment to perfection.

19 Jun 2008 7:58PM
great action shot
Nigel_95 Plus
12 262 2 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2008 8:25PM
Great detail and timing Melanie.

Dotrob 12 Wales
19 Jun 2008 8:27PM
Great capture.
Frase 10 Scotland
19 Jun 2008 8:48PM
WOW, great detail , great capture.
19 Jun 2008 9:01PM
wow, what a cracker
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2008 9:08PM
excellent captured. well done
IanFlindt 13 740 21 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2008 9:53PM
An every day experience for the birds in question, converted into a moment of almost theatrical drama with your exceptional photographic skills.
Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
19 Jun 2008 10:36PM
Great capture Melanie.Wouldn't like to get between those two.
fossilized 13 79 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2008 7:52PM
Lovely action shot. Well caught.
tripodted 12 32 1 Northern Ireland
20 Jun 2008 10:35PM
Always a pleasure viewing your wildlife shots, Melanie. I love the detail and action you have captured in this shot.
carterart 14 74 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2008 11:10PM
Pulling back would have denied us the detail in claws and eyes and these elements are what this shot is about. Spot on exposure.
22 Jun 2008 10:42AM
Melanie,it has all been said,I cannot add moor.
Well done.

kinfatric 13 550 9 Scotland
22 Jun 2008 11:45AM
better than wonderful
Paintman Plus
11 1.2k 177 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2008 1:37PM
A very impressive shot IMO. I like the close-up feel to this as it focusses attention on their struggle for an advantage in life.
proz 13 205 United States
22 Jun 2008 4:03PM
fantastic capture
Valerie1 10 68 Northern Ireland
26 Jun 2008 1:41PM
An excellent action shot.
piccy 12 8 Wales
6 Jul 2008 5:17PM
These are so enjoyable to see. Fantastic.
gerrymac 10 10 1 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2008 7:25PM
Excellent capture.........

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