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Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 7 November 2011 in Animal & Insect.

The birds were a big attraction at the Desert Museum in Tucson, Arizona, USA. We got to the show they were having a bit late and had to stand at the back of the crowd. To my good fortune, some of the birds were trained to land on the branch behind me.

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

wow ! I like this
so brilliant :)

7 Nov 2011 7:49am

Victoria from Sweden

Wow!!! Very nice picture!

7 Nov 2011 7:57am

Demo from Villeneuve d, France

What a beautiful bird! really well captured!

7 Nov 2011 7:59am

Veronique from Suisse/France, France

beautiful bird - I suppose it's the same kind of show where I go to sometimes (

7 Nov 2011 8:28am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

He is so beautiful and what a great shot for you and us :)

7 Nov 2011 9:26am

Florence from Paris, France

A very nice specimen. Great close-up.

7 Nov 2011 9:50am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

She (he) looks very proud.

7 Nov 2011 10:08am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

I like birds of prey. They are birds of a great beauty and you realized a very beautiful capture of this one

7 Nov 2011 10:08am

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

Even I don't like so much natural photography, I must admit that this is a great shot!!!

7 Nov 2011 11:39am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Hervorragend eingefangen.

7 Nov 2011 12:29pm

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

excellent capture. amazing details !

7 Nov 2011 12:58pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

The stare of a raptor is a wonderfully intense thing Steve! You have captured this one beautifully! ;-)

7 Nov 2011 1:11pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Incredible capture and well positioned - sometimes being at the back of the crowd has its benefits!

7 Nov 2011 1:14pm

Pedro_eric and his Camera from Trowbridge, United Kingdom

Well taken lovely capture.

7 Nov 2011 1:42pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

You were fortunate - excellent detail here Steve!

7 Nov 2011 2:31pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful bird. Nice detail. Excellent capture. :)

7 Nov 2011 3:31pm

Z from Shanghai, China

Cool! (I thought it is falcon...just guess)

7 Nov 2011 3:47pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Fantastic capture!

7 Nov 2011 4:56pm

JCJ from Troyes, France

well done, that's a good capture.

7 Nov 2011 5:19pm

Chacha from Leuven, Belgium

I love these birds... Nice picture!

7 Nov 2011 7:56pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

wow excellent 5****

7 Nov 2011 8:21pm

Hema Iyer from Bangalore, India

Great capture

7 Nov 2011 8:32pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

What a beautiful bird and image, Steve - thanks for your kind notes while I was away - I HOPE to have something posted for tomorrow (Tuesday) Cheers,,

7 Nov 2011 9:20pm

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

Gorgeous, so proud!

7 Nov 2011 9:58pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Superb close-up with such great clarity and detail! I love the striped markings on its plumage as well.

7 Nov 2011 10:43pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

excellent capture

8 Nov 2011 12:24am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Great close in shot. Hawks, owls, eagles, and other raptors are amazing birds, and beautiful.

8 Nov 2011 1:04am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland


8 Nov 2011 10:51am

Diana from Olympia, United States

You captured his wicked look!

8 Nov 2011 4:27pm

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon,, Canada

Wow, 2 photos, different rare birds on the same branch, this is amazing. Looks like a beauty
of a young bird.

9 Nov 2011 2:38am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Splendid capture! The pose of the bird is magnificent and the detail in the feathers is fantastic.

9 Nov 2011 3:46pm