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Posted by david fletcher on Fri May 17, 2019 2:43 pm

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Going through some past images, that appealed to me personally, but not shown yet and thought to share this one purely because of the enormous size of the talons.  

Oft not looking from a photographic point of view, but when viewing this, have realised what an effective and powerful tool they have for the kill.     Nikon gears.  300 F2.8 at 2.8.  foul weather.  Scottish weather can be bright a few meters away and foul on your head...lol..  Love it!

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by John Spreitzer on Fri May 17, 2019 3:47 pm
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Yes, those talons are Huge! Really like the background in this one, and the rain droplets.
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by Ron Day on Fri May 17, 2019 7:19 pm
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Remarkable talons, and a wonderful mood created with the rain drops throughout the image, Dave. A handsome eagle with beautifully lifted wings. Great work!
 

by Karl Egressy on Fri May 17, 2019 8:17 pm
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Great opportunity and nice image of this powerful Raptor, David.
 

by Craig Lipski on Fri May 17, 2019 9:11 pm
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Great wing position, awesome bg!
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by Dan Kearl on Fri May 17, 2019 10:29 pm
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Amazing talons...background and rain are terrific.
 

by himadri roy on Sat May 18, 2019 4:41 am
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Ron Day wrote:
Remarkable talons, and a wonderful mood created with the rain drops throughout the image, Dave. A handsome eagle with beautifully lifted wings. Great work!




+1. Superb shot.
 

by Debapratim Saha on Sat May 18, 2019 10:40 am
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Excellent BIF shot and nice mood here,well done David!
 

by Gene Gwin on Sat May 18, 2019 10:53 am
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David, When I first looked at the image, the talons are what stood out the most. Weather does look awful, but you did a good job with details.
 

by Moby Dick on Sat May 18, 2019 12:03 pm
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Outstanding in-flight shot. Excellent job on the wing position, plumage detail, those amazing talons, and background. Nice to see someone else having to shoot in the rain besides myself..
 

by david fletcher on Sat May 18, 2019 1:59 pm
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All, just a quick thanks for your thoughts and time taken. Appreciated
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by Carol Clarke on Sat May 18, 2019 2:52 pm
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Ah! Beautiful Scotland, where you can get all four seasons in a day - and I still love it! I really like this, Dave, the eagle in flight is captured so well and the setting is perfect. I remember the first time I saw one of these amazing eagles in the wild in Scotland, what a wonderful day that was!

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by peter makuch on Sat May 18, 2019 5:50 pm
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that's a good catch on this image and with the soft rain is a bonus, good one DAVID.
 

by david fletcher on Sun May 19, 2019 3:42 am
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Thank you Peter and Carol. Appreciated
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by clement on Sun May 19, 2019 10:11 pm
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WOW what a picture this David
 

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