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Challenge: Birds III (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Location: Andover
Date: Jun 20, 2012
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/1250
Date Uploaded: Jun 21, 2012

Taken at the Hawk Conservancy. A conservation charity and award winning visitor centre that has for many years worked in the fields of conservation, education, rehabilitation and the research of birds of prey.

This is the Griffon Vulture who is very much alive and one of a few Griffons at the trust.

They fly free for display and are spectacular to watch.

thankyou so much for great comments :)

Statistics
Place: 19 out of 110
Avg (all users): 6.4576
Avg (commenters): 7.4000
Avg (participants): 6.3125
Avg (non-participants): 6.5571
Views since voting: 615
Views during voting: 277
Votes: 118
Comments: 17
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06/29/2012 08:47:46 PM
What an intense and gorgeous bird!
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06/29/2012 10:59:04 AM
Great study Pat. Love the partial spread wing feathers ahead of the body and ending just before the birds head. A nice OOF backround but the fencelines do take away a lot of the attention the bird deserves. Next time Mask and Gaussian Blur as you are allowed to do so in Adv. Editing.
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06/29/2012 08:47:15 AM
This was in my top two. Stunning shot.
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06/29/2012 08:38:23 AM
THis was my favourite of the challenge. Great angle and image!
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06/29/2012 07:35:43 AM
Taken at the Hawk Conservancy. A conservation charity and award winning visitor centre that has for many years worked in the fields of conservation, education, rehabilitation and the research of birds of prey.

This is the Griffon Vulture who is very much alive and one of a few Griffons at the trust.

They fly free for display and are spectacular to watch.

thankyou so much for great comments :)
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/28/2012 11:54:49 PM
I like this... not so sure what it is about it, but it's striking.
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06/28/2012 11:41:50 PM
perfect.
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06/28/2012 11:41:24 PM
Remarkable if live. Good anyway. 8
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06/28/2012 05:18:24 PM
That is one mean looking bird
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06/24/2012 12:10:49 PM
Oh I love the blurred bokeh of his wings in the foreground. This is really good. I like how the feathers intersect with what is behind him.
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06/22/2012 11:37:33 PM
Gorgeous and so dramatic. Awesome shot!
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06/22/2012 06:42:22 PM
Dramatic and awesome face. I also think it's effective selective focus. However, the backgroud horizontal lines are a distraction.
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06/22/2012 12:20:43 PM
This is just superb.8.
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06/22/2012 12:03:00 PM
Excellent capture!
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06/22/2012 11:16:32 AM
Nice shot. It looks like the bird nickyb and ozmaster ribboned with back in February. Only with a haircut.
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06/22/2012 12:40:09 AM
Oh. Lovely!

The horizontal lines make me think this bird is captive... but wow! What a lovely image!


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06/22/2012 12:35:38 AM
Nice touch to photograph the head through the wings. Not sure what to make of the horizontal lines in the background. On the one hand, their repetitive pattern mimics the lines in the wings, which is cool. On the other hand, they distract my attention somewhat from the bird. On balance, though, I like this shot a lot. Well done.
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