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Taking the bait!
8.4.13 Chris Spracklen

Taking the bait!

Long Load, nr. Martock, Somerset

This young man was having a lesson on how to handle a bird of prey ~ in this case, a harris hawk. I was lucky enough to have a ringside seat!

I should mention that the bird was wearing a largish bell; some leather straps; and a telemetry transmitter; all around its legs; but I took them all off in Photoshop!


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J S Quesada22-May-2013 01:16
Amazing timing and details. Incredible image! V
Jihad Jean Chahine30-Apr-2013 03:03
Amazing shot!
The Heritage man23-Apr-2013 14:01
Spectacular capture of this raptor.
Carl H. Johnson17-Apr-2013 09:39
OUTSTANDING CAPTURE!!!!!~V~
Jeff Real14-Apr-2013 19:03
This is an amazing capture of this moment ~V~
Gary West14-Apr-2013 14:27
Great image, tack sharp super capture. V
tony_england13-Apr-2013 12:33
Spot on Chris, the talons outstetched and the birds eye is certainly on the bait! v
Zoltán Balogh13-Apr-2013 07:08
Fantastic timing Chris, superb! V
Mark Chambers LRPS12-Apr-2013 20:40
Now that is a well timed shot! V
Fong Lam12-Apr-2013 14:39
Excellent action capture with perfect timing, Chris....V
CM Kwan12-Apr-2013 12:22
Excellent timing, Chris. V
alfredo camba jr.12-Apr-2013 10:02
Wow!! Fantastic action shot!! V
shatterbug12-Apr-2013 06:04
Great capture!
Mike H.11-Apr-2013 23:59
A clean, sharp stop-action shot of this beautiful Harris, Chris! A pair of these are launched out the sun roof of a mini each morning to clear our local airdrome of pigeons -- that could find their way into jet inlets. It works.
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography11-Apr-2013 22:54
Excellent shot, Vote !
Karen Stuebing11-Apr-2013 21:56
Amazing action image. Your timing is perfect and the detail is incredible. Fantastic Photoshop work too. V.
Apostolos Tikopoulos11-Apr-2013 21:09
Terrific catch and timing. v.
SageCreek Images11-Apr-2013 19:48
Excellent image....
Ika Zinka Eferl11-Apr-2013 19:41
Wow! Great catch and excellent details.V
Nestor11-Apr-2013 18:01
Nice timing and a great lens for the shot.
A bit heavy to carry around for a long spell but one of sharpest lens by Nikon.
Vote
Simon Chandler11-Apr-2013 16:18
Amazing capture with great clarity. Excellent timing. v
globalgadabout11-Apr-2013 14:55
a pulsating moment...sharp work Chris..V
Barbara Read and Fred Schaad11-Apr-2013 13:54
Good job, Chris! V
burtmann11-Apr-2013 13:09
Excellent action shot Chris. V
danad11-Apr-2013 12:15
A super catch ! V.
Hank Vander Velde11-Apr-2013 12:09
Terrific action shot Chris.
Colin Storey11-Apr-2013 10:10
Fantastic sharp image and great PP work. v
Graeme11-Apr-2013 09:08
Terrific capture of this hawk, Chris. You did an amazing job in Photoshop too! V
Martin Lamoon11-Apr-2013 07:33
Fantastic photograph, you can see the look of concentration. V
Chris Morton11-Apr-2013 07:04
good test of the gloves too
Alain Boussac11-Apr-2013 07:03
Fantastic moment, superbly taken, Chris. BV.
John Reynolds11-Apr-2013 05:12
Great capture. V.
Lillian Rodriguez11-Apr-2013 04:46
Superb details and timing! The bokeh with that lens is amazing. BV
Gérard Koehl11-Apr-2013 04:39
Superbe capture. V
joseantonio11-Apr-2013 04:15
Great shot. The details are magnificent.V.
janescottcumming11-Apr-2013 02:26
You caught the moment! V
Gary A. Rich (GRainelev)11-Apr-2013 02:20
Excellent capture. This is an outstanding image. Well done. V.
Mildred Alpern11-Apr-2013 01:05
Brave is the soul who faces those talons....leather gloves and all...what an image!!!
Frank Brault11-Apr-2013 01:05
A magnificent action shot! Fantastic timing! V
Jean D11-Apr-2013 00:56
Cool capture of a very obedient Hawk, Chris. Perfect timing. ~V
Sam Rua11-Apr-2013 00:14
Super capture, Chris. Cool to see no Jesses being used on the hawk.
Don Mottershead11-Apr-2013 00:08
Terrific capture! ~V~
Tom Munson10-Apr-2013 23:16
Great timing on this fantastic image, Chris!
Walter O. Koenig10-Apr-2013 23:03
Superb timing, this is really fantastic Chris. "V"
pkocinski10-Apr-2013 22:30
Awesome capture Chris - excellent timing on this shot!
Tom LeRoy10-Apr-2013 22:27
Great timing and capture, Chris. A fabulous bird! V.
Kim10-Apr-2013 22:23
Great timing, very well taken! V
Jean Chiasson10-Apr-2013 22:23
Wow spectacular image timnig Chris vote
godro10-Apr-2013 22:11
I like it,nice work!
larose forest photos10-Apr-2013 22:10
Fantastic bird, fantastic shot. V
Jim Coffman10-Apr-2013 22:10
Splendid image,Chris!!
Helen Betts10-Apr-2013 22:03
Wow, what a great capture, Chris! Outstanding clarity and a fantastic moment! V.
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