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#1 wildoat


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Posted 24 June 2013 - 21:50

An establishment in Cambridgeshire(UK), who rescue and rehabilitate injured raptors.




anyway a few images(just for fun) from recent visits.


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Bateleur Eagle, with closed second eyelids, this bird is not blind! looks pretty fearsome lol.







Thanks for looking.







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#2 Coreopsis


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Posted 24 June 2013 - 23:03

Wow ! What a nice set.


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Posted 24 June 2013 - 23:34

If photography never existed, doing these guys' jobs would have been my first choice in life. Raptors have always fascinated me.


Great set of photos (including #3, where the bird looks for all the world like a fearsome gargoyle on a medieval building, only in full colour!)

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 08:07

Good that some people are working on preserving and healing wildlife. Must be a nice place for photographing raptors. Thanks for sharing your nice series.


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Posted 25 June 2013 - 09:50

Good to see more of these places getting established Tony.


One that might be slightly closer to home for you and does reallty good flying displays is http://www.icbp.org/index/

I preferred this to the Hampshire hawk conservancy, though that may be even closer to you.


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Posted 25 June 2013 - 19:54

  Tony I was amazed to see this post from you ,  because I was over in the West of Ireland last week with my wife and we visited a similar establishment over there in County Sligo !    The Irish Raptor Research Centre ,   Ballymote .    Set in a lovely spot in the Irish countryside .   http://www.eaglesflying.com  .   We had a wonderful time , nice friendly knowledgable people who put on a great flying display with their amazing birds .  Great fun , but they do important work too .  We thoroughly enjoyed it and I got some great photos and my wife took some great video of them .  These places are well worth visiting and supporting if you get the chance ,  so  well done for giving them some publicity Tony with your pictures .    Never posted my pictures online ,  but maybe I should  ?

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 20:16

LIsten Oatsie - do you have a special camera or a version of Rent-a-shop I dont have? because you images seems to be So much sharper than mine.
(must be the lens)
great shots. Especially no 2.

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 20:49

Thanks everyone for your comments, they are appreciated.




cheers for the recommendation, I will make an effort to go there when I'm down

that way next.



That looks like a fun place indeed, I haven't been to Ireland for many years

perhaps a trip is in order!

Sounds like you and your wife had a fab time, would be great to see some of your photos, please  :)



Thanks for your comments.

Sorry but I don't bother with photoshop, I have been using Nikon Capture NX2 exclusively for many years.

I will use photoshop very occasionally if I need to remove something from an image at special request!

I don't think photoshop could really improve these photos and I can edit such images

very quickly and efficiently with the Nikon software  :D Did I mention it's cheap and you can

own it outright!

The camera was my D700 and my 70-200 f2.8vrII, they work very nicely together.







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#9 Ron Scubadiver

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 21:53

The wise old owl is looking good here.

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 21:58



Fun series, well captured as always.





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