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Old 25-06-2006, 18:46   #101
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When I was there it was very overcast and I found myself having to shoot at high ISO speeds. Oh to just live around the corner and wait for the perfect day. Nice photographs.

Don't they move fast when turning and diving?

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Old 25-06-2006, 19:11   #102
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John, I'm no expert but at a guess, the unidentified owl could be a milky eagle owl?

BTW, great raptor photos guys
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Beautiful birds, the feathers on that Kite are fantastic, and the close ups are stunning. I really like the Harris Hawk, congrats to all.
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Old 25-06-2006, 21:32   #104
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Went for a walk near Ilam in the south peak district today. Was mid adding a converter to my lens to shoot a stone chat when this fellow ran down the field. Didn't have time to change my ISO for a decent shutter speed so there pretty poor but I thought I'd post as I've never seen one before.







Oh and the bird cleared off too.
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Old 26-06-2006, 12:23   #105
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Wseed it's always the way, best of luck next time.

A couple more of the Harris Hawk.





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Old 26-06-2006, 13:29   #106
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Nice shots, here's one of a Harris Hawk I shot last weekend, I got the impression he didn't want his photo taken



and another, with him looking a bit more chilled!



And an owl who reminds me of someone! (John Fortune I think!)


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Old 26-06-2006, 13:53   #107
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Great detail in those chaps, not sure if I like the blue in the out of focus area or not.

Andy you definitely got it's most unflattering side.

I came across a barn owl today on the way out. I tried to capture it with my dads Panasonic FZ5 which should have been more than up to the job with its 12x zoom unfortunately I couldn't suss how to change the shutter speed and took my 3 best snaps at 15th . I think I might start my own "Warrens wildlife - The one's that got away" thread.

Is it worth my while returning to the spot I saw the Weasel or the Owl to see if they return. The Weasel was just running down a field beside a wall and the owl was stood in the window of an old barn. Will be returning to the Barn anyhow as the field was full of dear.

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Old 26-06-2006, 15:30   #108
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Wow, Harris Hawk heaven. Aren't they just the most magnificent birds, and those pictures really do them justice.

Does anyone mind if I save a couple of them to my HD?
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wseed - it was a stoat you saw as it had a black tip on its tail. They hunt in fairly large territories so it'll be fairly unlikely that you'll spot it again unless you were next to its burrow.

You could try calling it back next time
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Is it true that you can attract stoats by making squeaking noises? Stoats, and weasels, are particularly curious animals. They may come closer to investigate squeaking noises especially if they sound like the squeal of a rabbit in distress. Try standing still and sucking hard on the back of your hand.
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Cool thanks I think I may have been close to it's burrow as even when it had disappeared I could here the squeaking. Unless that was an unfortunate victim.
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A couple more from Gigrin, a bit washed out due to the crap sky which was causing some under-exposure even with +EV!




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Barn Owl close-up



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Old 27-06-2006, 15:43   #113
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Lovely shots Andy and John. Great to see the work of masters
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Old 27-06-2006, 19:08   #114
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Could someone please ID these birds my dad snapped today.

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Albino Commarants?
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[QUOTE=wseed]Could someone please ID these birds my dad snapped today.

Not sure, looking at the heads, I think its a Grebe...



But it might be a Smew...



My bird ID'ing is rubbish though tbh!

It does look a bit Cormorant-y too as Mike says above, although they are darker usually... (I'll see if I've got one in my collection to compare)

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Looks like glare on their bodies? or overexposed? or maybe they are bright white?
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They look like some form of merganser with their shape of bill. Where were they taken?



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That gets my vote ...
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Lovley hairstyle in that last shot must be scotish.
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