Author Topic: Did you see this photo today?  (Read 632 times)

gunwharfman

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Did you see this photo today?
« on: 11:24:41, 28/05/19 »
I looked at this photo and thought, I'd love to see such a thing whilst hiking!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-48360559

The best I've seen is about 8 vultures in the Pyrenees quietly gliding by about 20' from me and at my head level. I could see their eyes easily. I was halfway up a steep grassy hill at the time.

jimbob

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Re: Did you see this photo today?
« Reply #1 on: 11:38:20, 28/05/19 »
The best I've seen is about 8 vultures in the Pyrenees quietly gliding by about 20' from me and at my head level. I could see their eyes easily. I was halfway up a steep grassy hill at the time.
How were you feeling at the time, did they have any justification for seeing you as their next meal???????? ;D
Too little, too late, too bad......

vghikers

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Re: Did you see this photo today?
« Reply #2 on: 12:19:49, 28/05/19 »
What a picture. It looks mightily brassed off with him  :o
The best we've had was a red kite gliding past the tent one evening a few metres away.

Owen

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Re: Did you see this photo today?
« Reply #3 on: 13:08:39, 28/05/19 »
I do quite often see Golden Eagles whilst out walking but hardly ever close enough to get a photograph. I've also seen Osprey and White tailed sea Eagle very occasionally. Such sightings always make a trip

Bigfoot_Mike

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Re: Did you see this photo today?
« Reply #4 on: 19:18:24, 28/05/19 »
I saw this as well. I have seen a number of Golden Eagles on the west coast, but no decent photos. I have a number of shots of white tailed eagles - males, female and chicks - some perched and some in flight. I also have some decent shots of red kites. I have seen a few ospreys in Scotland, including one about a mile from my house. Also I have a few male hen harriers, including 3 displaying at Loch Muick and a short eared owl. I have some good pictures of ospreys from Florida, plus a few of bald headed eagles. Large birds are more abundant there than here in the UK. I also have some shots from a falconry centre.


Here are a few examples. All but the last one are of wild birds.































BuzyG

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Re: Did you see this photo today?
« Reply #5 on: 20:04:38, 28/05/19 »
What an fantastic photograph.  Just has everything. Technically good, awesome subject, intence piercing  drama ,perfect timing, glorious setting, amazing symmetry.  They really don't come much better than that.  O0