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The eye

Posted by
Ansie (Paarl, South Africa) on 15 March 2010 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

I love his attitude - taken at Spier, a haven for birds in distress.

Canon EOS 5D 1/640 second F/8.0 ISO 400 100 mm

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Monik from Paris, France

Impressionnant et superbe...Quel oeil !!!
Merci pour le blogwatch! ;-)
Bonne journée, Ansie!

15 Mar 2010 7:21am

@Monik: Merci, I'll have to learn French!

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Aan zijn blik te zien, is deze vogel helemaal opgeknapt! Prachtig portret en zo dichtbij! Was je niet bang dat hij in je camera zou gaan pikken?! :)

15 Mar 2010 12:16pm

@Monique: nee, ek le laag en neem hom van onder, dit is eintlik nie 'n groot voel nie - dit is by 'n eenheid wat voels red en weer in die natuur vrylaat indien moontlik.

Paul from summerside, Canada

Wow nice details ..great close up

15 Mar 2010 6:34pm

@Paul: Thank you!

Florence from Paris, France

Proud and gorgeous, a super crop, and image ! Focus on its eyes is really perfect. Well done. In a zoo ?

15 Mar 2010 7:40pm

Florence from Paris, France

I've read your remarks too late. Not in a zoo, then. ;-)

15 Mar 2010 7:41pm

Ansie from Paarl, South Africa

no, not a zoo, but close enough!

15 Mar 2010 8:15pm

Scott from Newton, MA, United States

Just gorgeous. Great texture and interesting DOF.

16 Mar 2010 3:20am

@Scott: thank you!

Yonatan from Bronx, United States

Incredible shot. The composition and tight framing complements his stoic pose well.

16 Mar 2010 5:59pm

@Yonatan: Thank you for the kind words!

pascal from bollene, France

fantastic !!!!!!

16 Mar 2010 9:44pm

@pascal: Merci!

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Stunning photo, I love Spier and the rehab centre for the raptors is pretty amazing.

17 Mar 2010 5:49am

Ansie from Paarl, South Africa

We go regularly to take photo's and have seen some of the birds being released, others have to stay, unfortunately. Often people try to make pets of them, then they can not look after themselves.

17 Mar 2010 8:00pm

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

Such an intense gaze, well taken!

22 Mar 2010 5:12pm

@Self-Indulgence: Thanks!

Henrik Herskind from Copenhagen, Denmark

What intensity! I wonder if it is really possible to get this very short DOF at 100 mm, f/8.0?

24 Mar 2010 9:19am

@Henrik Herskind: The 10mm macro lens has a very tiny space where it is sharp, even at F22!

k@ from Paris, France

And the feathers too - a damn g°°d shot !

24 Mar 2010 10:12pm

Ansie from Paarl, South Africa

Thank you!!

25 Mar 2010 4:28pm

Tomix from landerneau, France

fantastic photo! killer eye!

26 Mar 2010 9:40am

Andrea from Regina, Canada

This shot is simply amazing. A shot like this of a bird in the wild would be almost impossible, I think.

10 May 2010 9:24pm

@Andrea: You are quite right, it was taken with my macro lens, it would not be possible1 Thank you!

Canon EOS 5D
1/640 second
F/8.0
ISO 400
100 mm

macro