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Posted by
Doug (Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom) on 19 August 2012 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

A visit to the International Centre for Birds of Pray at Newent in Gloucestershire yesterday with Nige.

Canon EOS 500D 1/640 second F/6.3 ISO 1000 300 mm


Making an effort to return to AM3 after a bit of an absence, it's really nice to see photo's from all contributors and I will try to comment when I can. If I offer criticism I do so only to help and I do not wish to cause offence. My photography tends to be from my travels, as well as my passion which is wildlife and landscape. I hope you enjoy what you see.
Thanks for your comments I'm really grateful for them and welcome constructive feedback.

Emma G from Canberra, Australia

Wow, lucky you being up that close to an eagle. A stunning capture showing all of the fine detail of the bird - the eye is amazing!

19 Aug 2012 5:54am

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Stunning! just brilliant, Doug

19 Aug 2012 7:00am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Superb portrait

19 Aug 2012 7:14am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Wow, such a wonderful closeup of that amazing eye.

19 Aug 2012 8:02am

Sebastien from Geneva, Switzerland

Wow, beautiful!

19 Aug 2012 8:45am

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Sublime!! j'adore++++++ c'est superbe!!!

19 Aug 2012 8:45am

Anna de Vries from somewhere on Mother Earth, Netherlands

WOW Love this, Doug!!
Awesome portrait of this Eagle...

19 Aug 2012 8:59am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Beautiful portrait.

19 Aug 2012 9:15am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

marvellous close up

19 Aug 2012 9:15am

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

great portrait .

19 Aug 2012 10:36am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Lovely head and shoulders(Without the shoulders! ;-)

19 Aug 2012 11:35am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Wow, what a beautiful portrait!

19 Aug 2012 12:15pm

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Superb closeup, a great shot.
Good Sunday.

19 Aug 2012 1:35pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Nice one - hope you've got some more good ones from yesterday.

19 Aug 2012 2:19pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

WOW! Superb close-up and wonderful details!

19 Aug 2012 2:26pm

Slackwater - Don from Spokane, United States

A WOW eagle shot! Exceptional closeness. Excellent.

19 Aug 2012 2:40pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Gorgeous image. really nice shot.

19 Aug 2012 5:49pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Great portrait of this wonderful head !!! Nice shot and details ...

19 Aug 2012 6:50pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

WOW! A fabulous portrait of this majestic bird.

19 Aug 2012 8:17pm

christine from schoten, Belgium

Great shot, the reflection in the eye is superb.

19 Aug 2012 8:42pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Fantastic close-up! The color and detail is beautiful. I can imagine that this was a wonderful place to visit!

19 Aug 2012 8:57pm

Joyce from Montana, United States

Beautiful close up! Look at the iris of his eye, so light and interestingly patterned. The lime colored background just makes this bird seems less intimidating, and very British. Don't ask me to explain that. :-D

19 Aug 2012 9:21pm

Dan from Quartz Hill, United States

OMG,,, So Well Scene

19 Aug 2012 10:35pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Terrific. !!! Nice shot Doug!

19 Aug 2012 10:59pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Fantastic details; beautiful eagle ~ beautiful photo!

19 Aug 2012 11:19pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Excellent close-up.. I love every detail in the feathers.

20 Aug 2012 12:13am

Skyriani (aka Ann) from Nelson, New Zealand

We took our kids to the birds of prey centre years ago. Great to learn it's still there.

And, what a bird!

20 Aug 2012 4:01am

@Skyriani (aka Ann): Well worth coming back to visit, we had a fascinating day

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

incredible sharp details

20 Aug 2012 8:48am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Gorgeous profile shot. Look at that eye !

20 Aug 2012 2:49pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Awesome shot.

20 Aug 2012 7:02pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

What a beauty of a bird and image.

22 Aug 2012 5:06am

myky from Ontario, Canada

Such a great shot with so much detail in that wary eye... and a beautifully melted background.

22 Aug 2012 2:17pm

☺ ► ƸɼiϾ ◄ ☼ from Narbonne, France

beautifull shot with an impressive eye ^^

1 Sep 2012 8:58pm

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Beautiful Birds by Ruthiebear

Natura exquisida by Adela Fonts

Canon EOS 500D
1/640 second
ISO 1000
300 mm