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Copyright: Elaine WHITBY (Misty) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 19] (97)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-17
Camera: Canon 400 D, 100-400 4.5-5.6L
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-01-26 8:55
Viewed: 3455
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The commonest UK bird of prey, it is quite large with broad, rounded wings, and a short neck and tail. When gliding and soaring it will often hold its wings in a shallow 'V'. It is variable in colour from all dark brown to birds with pale heads and breasts, all have dark wingtips and an unbanded tail.
Where to see them
Greatest numbers in Scotland, Wales, the Lake District and SW England. Found on farmland with wooded hills, moorland and in more arable areas to the east where it is spreading. Look for birds soaring over wooded hillsides in fine weather, or perched on fence posts and pylons.
When to see them
All year round. Birds soar, display and call most in spring.
What they eat
Small mammals, birds and carrion.
Estimated numbers
Europe UK breeding* UK wintering* UK passage*
- 31,100-44,000 territories

this was taken at BOP center Glostershire

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Rightly captured during flight and nice view of the bird of prey!

Well done ELaine, I know how hard you found the flight shots but this is a lovely capture. Next time you will get more. It was a great day. Val

Hello Elaine,
This bird of prey captured in flight is remarkable.The low PoV almost coming parallel to bird work with a remarkable DoF you have managed.The spacing to the right works very well.The details on the plumage have been picked up by your lens in a fine manner.

I tried a workshop to see whether the bird could be highlighted a bit more and the building in the Bg could be weaned away from the main focus.Just for my learning
Hope you like it:)

Thanks for sharing

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