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Taking the plunge ?

Posted by
Doug (Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom) on 16 June 2016 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

A common buzzard on the hunt and about to dive down to catch it's prey

Canon EOS 7D 1/2000 second F/8.0 ISO 640 600 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.

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

A fearsome sight that must be to whatever is below !

16 Jun 2016 6:41am

martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium


16 Jun 2016 7:58am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

great timing Doug and bags of detail on the buzzard too

16 Jun 2016 8:31am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

So thrilled you put this up. I'm giving it 5***** The timing is superb, it looks like a dance.

16 Jun 2016 11:22am

Julie L. Brown, Photobirder from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

I like this pose and wing spread.

16 Jun 2016 12:01pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!
A M A Z I N G !!!!!

16 Jun 2016 2:53pm

Devi from Chennai, India

wow !! What a pose !! Splendid capture Doug :)))))

16 Jun 2016 3:28pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

I love the position that he was in during your shot! Just beautiful, sir.
Also my sadness and deep sentiments to all of MP Jo Cox's family, friends, and constituents.

16 Jun 2016 5:51pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Doug, this is majestic and magnificent. Such a pose is impressive to have captured!

16 Jun 2016 5:57pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Incredible detail and eye-catching patterns captured in its plumage!! Those talons look deadly, too.

16 Jun 2016 6:07pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A wonderfully detailed shot of this magnificent bird!

16 Jun 2016 9:46pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Outstanding action image and great timing! Those talons are pretty scary! A fabulous image! Say hi to Nigel for me.

17 Jun 2016 1:43am

Philnz from Ngatea, New Zealand

A great capture, not sure about the background.

17 Jun 2016 4:41am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wow...Superb capture !

17 Jun 2016 9:12am

k@ from Paris, France

Wow, such a great timing ! A hero !

17 Jun 2016 11:38am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

superbe les ailes

17 Jun 2016 12:37pm

Emma G from Auckland, New Zealand

Wow! Amazing detail & perfect timing - 5*****

17 Jun 2016 9:06pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Great capture of the fierce pride of this bird of prey.

20 Jun 2016 10:33am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Super action shot.

20 Jun 2016 3:18pm

Joyce from Montana, United States

This is masterful.

9 Jul 2016 2:04pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Great! I love it!

21 Sep 2016 5:45pm

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Canon EOS 7D
1/2000 second
ISO 640
600 mm