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    As promised

    So none of these quite equal my Owl....which by the way is an Eurasion Eagle Owl, but the first one comes close for me.

    Male Saker Falcon
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    Immature female Goss Hawk
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    Female Peregrine Falcon
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    Male adult Goss Hawk
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    I had a little trouble with this guy as the background was fairly close and he was in a very low light area. Caused me to lose a little more DOF.
    Lanner Falcon
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    Last edited by Donald; 16th August 2012 at 06:47 AM. Reason: Inserted link to the Owl thread referred to.

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    Superb series Paul.

    How did you get this close?? Amazing....

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    Thanks Bobo. Very carefully!
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    these raptors are so intense a creature! All of the owl shots are so clear they are creepy (in a good way). They capture the predatory nature of the animal. And those beaks look mighty dangerous!

    thanks for posting.

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    Thank you Gretchen.

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    Re: As promised

    Quote Originally Posted by jeeperman View Post
    So none of these quite equal my Owl....
    Maybe. But as you say yourself about the first one, they run it a pretty close second.

    You really have mastered the art of not only making the highest quality images, but of capturing these birds 'at the moment'. Each one is captured in a way that really portrays the intensity and characteristics of the bird.

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    I think you are a bird whisperer, they seem to look straight down the barrel. Thank God you are a photographer and not a hunter. As Donald says they are like portraits, well done again.

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    Thank you Donald, it is a fun road to walk down, the learning that is. Thank you for inserting the My Owl link, and you very kind words.

    Wayne, thank you. I was infact once a hunter. however I enjoy seeing my pray leave once I have shot it much more than the duties that came with the later. Perhaps they are looking at their reflection in my bald head or maybe even think it is a steak.

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    Great images Paul, nice series of raptors. I think the second is closest to the owl, the eyes are more intense than the first whos eyes are shadowed.

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    Thank you Joe, I do agree about those eye, looking right into your soul they are! lol

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