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POTN SE Meet at Hawk Conservancy April 2011

 
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Apr 25, 2011 13:58 |  #1

This is for the shots from the Hawk Conservancy meet on Easter Monday 2011.

One to start (as am still uploading them so haven't really looked through them yet)

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Apr 25, 2011 14:02 |  #2

Wow - lovely eyes and beautiful bokeh! Brilliant image Clare.

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Apr 25, 2011 14:18 |  #3

Wow! Clare, this is a really beautiful image.


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Apr 25, 2011 14:40 |  #4

Gorgeous!! Bring the rest on :)


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Apr 25, 2011 14:44 |  #5

Excellent shot to start with Clare, what sort of owl is Nigel?


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Apr 25, 2011 14:54 |  #6

Great Image! Very sharp and creamy background :)


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Apr 25, 2011 14:56 |  #7

The wife is going mad that there were owls there now, she wanted to go too :( :)


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Apr 25, 2011 14:57 as a reply to  @ bridge99's post |  #8

Oh no ... don't ask me questions like that Mark!! I might have to wait for Dennis to check in to remind me what Nigel is. I seem to remember the commentator saying he's the smallest of the eagle owl family ... he's absolutely tiny - pocket sized (ok, so maybe handbag sized!!). I can't find on their website the details ... but he was very cute. The flying display area for the owls was very tricky though - all under the trees, and the cameras really struggled.

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Apr 25, 2011 14:59 as a reply to  @ cforster's post |  #9

Ok some more owl pics ...

A little owl

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A pygmy

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Apr 25, 2011 15:05 as a reply to  @ cforster's post |  #10

Vultures anyone?

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This one had a sad story - it was rescued from an illegal owner in Italy with her partner (and many other birds) ... but sadly he didn't last through the winter ... so they are beginning to fly her solo so she can enjoy the company of other birds.

Then this guy below is one of 5 that swoop over the audience - and they're fantastic!

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Apr 25, 2011 15:15 as a reply to  @ cforster's post |  #11

I also loved the black kite flying demonstration. They'd fire bits of food up into the air and get the birds to retrieve it ... several would go in for the catch.

In this shot, the top bird has caught the food - she has it in her beak

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The follow up shot shows her transferring it to her talons so she can eat it on the wing

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Here are a couple of other ...

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Apr 25, 2011 15:28 |  #12

Loving the group shots there. Great displays.


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Apr 28, 2011 10:42 |  #13

Have taken a break from gardening and xboxing and have gone through my shots. Less than 5% keepers, which is a bit rubbish but the 5D AF is woefully inadequate for this type of work.
Most shots are cropped (need 400mm lens I think :-)) but these are my favourites.

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Lanner Eagle (I think)

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Mid air meal - Kite

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When Kite's attack

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Bald eagle

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Pygmy owl

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Apr 28, 2011 10:44 |  #14

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Oh no ... don't ask me questions like that Mark!! I might have to wait for Dennis to check in to remind me what Nigel is. I seem to remember the commentator saying he's the smallest of the eagle owl family ... he's absolutely tiny - pocket sized (ok, so maybe handbag sized!!). I can't find on their website the details ... but he was very cute. The flying display area for the owls was very tricky though - all under the trees, and the cameras really struggled.

I'll post some more pics soon!

I can't remember what Nigel was either, other than he's been reclassified as an eagle owl.


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Apr 28, 2011 11:33 as a reply to  @ Dr D's post |  #15

Dennis ... Lovely set ... Am sure you were more harsh than you needed to be! We'd better start making your "beg steal or hire" list for
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