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Got my attention

Posted by
Doug (Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom) on 8 March 2013 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Taken last Summer while visiting the International Centre for Birds of Prey in Newent Gloucestershire

Canon EOS 500D 1/500 second F/5.6 ISO 1250 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.

Luke from Spokane Washington, United States

What an intense stare!

8 Mar 2013 5:13am

my-ky from Ontario, Canada

Superb close up portrait against a perfect backdrop!

8 Mar 2013 5:26am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Wow - fantastic detail and clarity in the eye. I like the fresh clean background as well.

8 Mar 2013 8:14am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Lovely detail Doug

8 Mar 2013 8:27am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Wonderful portrait. Have a nice day.

8 Mar 2013 9:00am

Marie-Line from Lille, France

Very beautiful close up!

8 Mar 2013 10:05am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Nothing edible will escape that gaze

8 Mar 2013 10:19am

Mariana Maoduš from Waterloo, Canada

nice portrait

8 Mar 2013 11:00am

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Nice head shot. Birds of prey are so mesmerizing.

8 Mar 2013 11:07am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom


8 Mar 2013 11:17am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Excellent - that's a beautifully sharp portrait, Doug. Nice work!

8 Mar 2013 11:49am

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Wouhaaaaaaaaaaaa!! 5***** trop belle ta photo!

8 Mar 2013 12:47pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Beautiful with great detail.

8 Mar 2013 1:29pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

The eyes of a raptor are definitely riveting! Nicely captured Doug! ;-)

8 Mar 2013 1:49pm

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

Fantastic portrait,I love birds of prey !!

8 Mar 2013 1:50pm

Mandar from Kudal, India


8 Mar 2013 3:00pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Very nice portrait, great detail and macro shot.

8 Mar 2013 3:52pm

Slackwater - Don from Spokane, United States

A fine close up of this great looking bird.

8 Mar 2013 4:13pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb portrait!!

8 Mar 2013 4:48pm

franz from Baden, Austria

magnificent closeup with striking details! a first class avian portrait !!!

8 Mar 2013 5:22pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Sehr schönes Portrait.

8 Mar 2013 5:35pm

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

Stunning close up Doug.

8 Mar 2013 5:41pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

5 stars from me for this magnificent close up!

8 Mar 2013 6:39pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Stunning headshot:) 5***** from me too.

8 Mar 2013 6:40pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

Ein großartiges Vogelportrait !

8 Mar 2013 7:05pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful portrait of this beauty.

8 Mar 2013 7:09pm

Fraeulein Julie from überall, Germany

this is amazing!

8 Mar 2013 7:10pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Grandiose image quel bec quel oeil et iamge de ce rapaces.

8 Mar 2013 7:27pm

christine from schoten, Belgium

The title came true! Your comment got my attention and so I discoverd this wonderful photo! Otherwise I would have missed it because I'm too busy. Great, birds of prey are amazing!

8 Mar 2013 7:37pm

Florence from Paris, France

How intense ! Great shot doug and great colors.

8 Mar 2013 7:51pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Wonderful clarity and details ... awesome shot!

8 Mar 2013 8:22pm

Carol from Leamington, Canada

Beautifully clear and that bokeh is a fabulous colour... and you grabbed out attention with this stunning portrait! Love it!!

8 Mar 2013 9:01pm

Abena from Illinois, United States

That gaze really is something. Great catch !

8 Mar 2013 10:20pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

excellent close up portrait

8 Mar 2013 11:12pm

Rafael from North Miami, United States

Excellent macro and details, and very good framing.

9 Mar 2013 12:44am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Fantastic color and detail. A wonderful close up of this gorgeous bird!

9 Mar 2013 12:46am

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


9 Mar 2013 2:34am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Wow, got my attention, too!

9 Mar 2013 2:55am

L'angevine from Angers, France

j'aime bien ce jaune orangé

9 Mar 2013 9:16am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Super sharp image Doug.

9 Mar 2013 9:38am

Joyce from Montana, United States

So intimate. There is something very soft and loveable in this image.

9 Mar 2013 1:44pm

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Wonderful close up, i'd have been worried about my fingers while i was pressing the shutter :)

9 Mar 2013 2:37pm

Emma G from Auckland, New Zealand

WOW, a stunning photo :)

10 Mar 2013 7:31am

Sue-Ann from Quebec, Canada

sure would have got mine too...

10 Mar 2013 10:25pm

k@ from Paris, France

That's an eye for sure, superbly close !

12 Mar 2013 10:49am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

Stunning capture - Superb

12 Mar 2013 11:53am

Canon EOS 500D
1/500 second
ISO 1250
300 mm