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Uploaded: 08/24/06 1:42 AM GMT
Really Big Bird
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This Osprey was photographed in Jester Park just north of Des Moines Iowa.

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::phasmid
08/24/06 2:08 AM GMT
Super,comes to mind. Superb creeps in too. This exceptional shot of this bird is so wonderfully taken, clearly presented and simply elegant that I have no criticism, no comment other than perfection...job well done :)PJ
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::Anita54
08/24/06 2:08 AM GMT
This is magnificant. The clarity and colors and right on and his expanse is wonderful. Thanks for sharing this beauty today.
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anastasiatheo
08/24/06 2:32 AM GMT
Where did you take this picture? Not in Iowa, did you? I ask because it appears to be an osprey, which is a sea bird.

Gret shot, good clarity, majestic bird, and you captured the action.

Anastasia
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::smoosh
08/24/06 4:08 AM GMT
These are the shots that make you proud to be a photographer, eh? What an awesome bird of prey! I just love the full extension of his wingspan and how close you took the shot so we can admire all his beautiful details. Great one!
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::katman
08/24/06 5:49 AM GMT
What a beautiful raptor and so magnificently captured. A winner for sure. Kudos
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::cynlee
08/24/06 5:51 AM GMT
Great image!
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::farmgirl_pml
08/24/06 9:37 AM GMT
An outstanding shot of this bird .. very sharp & wonderful clarity. Very well done Robert.
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.Inkeri
08/24/06 10:12 AM GMT
A Magnificent Bird and a Magnificent Shot..Excellent Job..Congratulations..
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::Dunstickin
08/24/06 10:57 AM GMT
Excellent shot!.....and well done for the capture of this as it spreads its wings..........
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::jeenie11
08/24/06 3:43 PM GMT
the wings on this bird (i presume a hawk), his tailfeathers, his face and his talons are beautifully shown. great job! jen
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::BorderingOrion
08/24/06 6:27 PM GMT
This is a top class picture of an Osprey. The fact that you have captured this glorious hawk on camera is an excellent piece of work on it's own. But to have done it so well - sharpness of focus, no motion blur, good compostion and deep depth of field. This is sheer magnificence. Well done.
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.navarra
08/24/06 7:14 PM GMT
Very, very well shot!!! 10!!
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::gerryp
08/24/06 8:16 PM GMT
Fantastic capture of this Osprey Robert....Just terrific...gerry..
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::djrangman
08/24/06 9:12 PM GMT
Excellent shot- love the compostition of the image. What a great moment to capture! The lighting on the bird is interesting too. I think the only thing that detracts from the image is that the sky is kind of washed out- or plain or something. But that would require quite a bit of post-capture editing- and skies are tough anyway. Overall this is an excellent image- thank you for sharing!
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.21citrouilles
08/25/06 1:43 AM GMT
Dramatic capture of this majestic bird. :)
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.gse1978
08/25/06 12:38 AM GMT
a beautiful bird, and a beautiful picture of one. well done. id love to be able to take a pic of one of those, but in scotland where i come from, theyre endangered and the nest sites are secret.
well done.
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::bfrank
08/26/06 1:23 AM GMT
You did an awesome job with the settings on your camera. The speed setting was just right to make the bird still. I usually get flustered trying to focus in on things in motion.
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.arnli
08/26/06 7:57 AM GMT
Great picture.
What is this for a bird and do you know sometimes also the attachment amplitude of its wings?
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.michel_voets
08/27/06 12:34 AM GMT
Robert its a magnificant shot , wings open for the hunt. Nice diaframma and speedshutter choise.
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.ted3020
09/01/06 10:20 AM GMT
Great shot of wings open for a beautiful bird. Looking at its head, you can see it is totally concentrating on either landing or prey.
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::hardeng
09/01/06 5:05 PM GMT
Very nice picture, bright back ground yet nice tones on the bird.....how did you ever manage to be at the right place at the right time to get a great picture like this
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.wheedance
09/06/06 10:55 PM GMT
Great shot of this bird! It really captures the essence of it.
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.sunshine65
11/29/06 1:50 AM GMT
Cet oiseau réflète la fierté et la grâce.......il donne un exemple à plusieurs humains
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