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I finally caught a predator!


I finally caught a predator!
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Copyright: gloria williams (touristdidi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 433 W: 0 N: 438] (2490)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-03-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Olympus 8080
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-29 12:58
Viewed: 3666
Points: 12
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They have swooped down and almost hit me in the head so many times, a few have grazed my hair even, but on film? My camera was never as quick as them. After 11 years of trying to "catch" one, I did. They follow the fisheermen to steal from the nets, eat dead things washed up, or actually fish themselves, in the Arabian sea for their dinner. They are huge and fast, unafraid of humans. (I believe it is an eagle)

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To japiey: hi!touristdidi 1 01-30 22:18
To japiey: How are you?touristdidi 1 01-30 21:49
To japiey: how now?touristdidi 1 01-30 01:02
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I love photographing the birds of prey - but seldom get a clear enough shot to share. This is a great effort! Congrats to you!! It's interesting placement having the bird at the top of the frame, and I believe that it creates the mood of the hunt. A little noisy, perhaps, but clear enough to see and a good capture (so to speak). Cheers! Penny

Hello Gloria,
Superb composition and fine details in this majestic hunter!
Seems like he has spotted something interesting, let's hope it wasn't the photographer...
Greetings,
Pablo -

Hi Didi,

Fantastic !!
It's not always easy to catch this motion ...
WELL DONE :)
He is watchfull.....
Wish you the best.
How are you now?

jean paul

Hello Gloria,
Just a superb shot, excellent capture, what a beautiful looking bird, well worth the wait, (I'm still waiting) tfs Cheers Rick...

Hi Gloria,
Nice job on your first inflight. Clear details, good color, DOF, and a great pose..
Plenty of space for the bird to look down into also ;}
Well done & have a great weekend!
Howard

Dear Didi,
Very well caught the predator :). The photograph is sharp & excellent details. Happy Deepawali.
Regards-Subhash

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