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As Requested By AM3 ers........

Posted by
Nigel (Avening, United Kingdom) on 11 September 2012 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Following the requests on my post of 27th Aug 2012 - http://woodstock.aminus3.com/image/2012-08-27.html

Canon EOS 7D 1/1000 second F/5.0 ISO 250 135 mm

Spotlight and Colour Spotlight Images at :


Mamyni from Argenteau-Visé, Belgium

Excellent! 5*

11 Sep 2012 6:40am

tataray from france, France

Wow wow... 5*****)

11 Sep 2012 7:36am

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

Boy he looks mad. Great capture.

11 Sep 2012 7:41am

SalSa from Tehran, Iran

Very strong and excellent photo.

11 Sep 2012 7:46am

julie from France

Wahhhhhhhhhhh ! Splendide !

11 Sep 2012 7:49am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Fantastique cpatage en plien vol de cet oiseau une merveille quelle ailes et plumage.

11 Sep 2012 7:50am

omid from mashhad, Iran

so beautiful colors & lights!!!

11 Sep 2012 8:00am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

This is brilliant Nige. It deserved to be on it's own the action has been so superbly captured by great timing

11 Sep 2012 8:06am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

outstanding timing shows the bird feathers off to the maximum. Now here's some useless information for you..See the 3 feathers sticking out on the right wing at the front? That is the Alula, or bastard wing. It's used in slow fight to stop the main wing stalling. Therefore it has the same function as flaps on planes, except that the birds invented it a few million years before us!

11 Sep 2012 8:08am

@CElliottUK: Thanks for the info Chris.........

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Great shot.

11 Sep 2012 8:14am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Whew - super fabulous shot

11 Sep 2012 8:24am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Sensationally good shot - and interesting info-exchanges, too !

11 Sep 2012 8:54am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Super shot, one awesome bird

11 Sep 2012 9:08am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

wonderful poise

11 Sep 2012 9:20am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Simply majestic!
A real jewel of a picture.

11 Sep 2012 9:42am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(Old West Wales Boy), Germany

A fantastic capture,be very proud of this one.

11 Sep 2012 9:50am

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Wouhaaaaaaaaaa!!5***** elle est sublime de netteté!! bravo à toi!!!

11 Sep 2012 10:29am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Hervorragend erwischt.

11 Sep 2012 10:40am

Patrick from Lille, France

Beautiful raptor ! Nice shot

11 Sep 2012 10:42am

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Really excellent, image very well captured image. Great shot. 5*

11 Sep 2012 10:54am

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

wow.. awesome capture !

11 Sep 2012 11:28am

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Une très belle image de cet atterrissage

11 Sep 2012 12:25pm

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Superbes tous ces détails, très beau cadrage!

11 Sep 2012 12:44pm

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

Superb picture! The movement is well caught! Excellent!

11 Sep 2012 12:49pm

shooter from United Kingdom

A beautiful bird

11 Sep 2012 1:09pm

Francisco from Miami, United States

Amazing! Great shot!

11 Sep 2012 1:22pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Superb! Magnificent capture. The bird looks splendid.

11 Sep 2012 2:51pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States


11 Sep 2012 2:56pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Spectacular shot, Nigel ! You should take requests more often :)

11 Sep 2012 4:03pm

pascale from Brussels, Belgium

wonderfull :)
well done

11 Sep 2012 4:40pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Absolutely fantastic, Nigel! I love those feathers!! And a brilliant capture of his head and eye!

11 Sep 2012 5:25pm

farideh from Rasht, Iran

Really beautiful and fantastic.

11 Sep 2012 6:00pm

Florence from Paris, France

I say... wow ! What a successful and spectacular catch. Splendid bird AND image. Bravo.

11 Sep 2012 6:08pm

Aly from Annen, Netherlands

Wowwww a fantastic moment!

11 Sep 2012 6:44pm

romina from tehran, Iran

That;s so nice i like it too much !

11 Sep 2012 7:04pm

Leigh from Northallerton, United Kingdom

A truly excellent shot Nige.
These birds are hard to capture at the best of time.
You got me here, I love raptors. 5 stars from me

11 Sep 2012 7:42pm

ruthiebear from Titusville,NJ, United States

Stunning image. I like how you captured the layers of feathers.

11 Sep 2012 7:54pm

Enzo from Lausanne, Switzerland

Magnifique !

11 Sep 2012 8:11pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Beautifully captured ~ great position of the bird and clarity too!

11 Sep 2012 8:48pm

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Stunning I think that's all I need to say :-)

11 Sep 2012 9:09pm

huri from tehran, Iran

a catching!!!
cool shot

11 Sep 2012 9:20pm

Moein from Tehran, Iran

Wow .. how do you focus on bird as well as this?

11 Sep 2012 9:22pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Exquisite detail captured here! And I love the patterns in the plumage created by the "fanned" feathers! I can see why it was requested by the viewers.

11 Sep 2012 9:27pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

The detail is fantastic. You did an outstanding job catching this bird in motion. 5*'s!

11 Sep 2012 10:20pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Outstanding photo of this majestic bird !!! Excellent timing and great focus ...

11 Sep 2012 11:39pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


11 Sep 2012 11:46pm

barry from Palm Springs, California, United States

Excellent image. The jesses indicate that the bird is being flown by a falconer. Do you know the species?

12 Sep 2012 2:30am

@barry: I think it's an eagle - possibly a Grey Eagle - to be honest I'm not sure. We saw it at The International Centre For Birds of Prey, in Newent Gloucestershire.

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia


12 Sep 2012 2:43pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great catch !

12 Sep 2012 6:07pm

franz from Baden, Austria

stunning !!! actually frozen in time !
and those fierce eyes - i'm sure glad i'm not a mouse or a rabbit. and those talons ...

12 Sep 2012 7:40pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States


12 Sep 2012 10:51pm

Vinman from Essex, United Kingdom

Yes that is a really image, fantastic posture of the bird and well captured

15 Sep 2012 5:21pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

what a show! What a capture!
Top class Nige.

17 Sep 2012 7:42pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Outstanding,breathtaking capture....marvelous action shot...great details...

23 Sep 2012 4:35am

Canon EOS 7D
1/1000 second
ISO 250
135 mm