I think this is the Red tailed hawk, but dont quote me on this.
You will find him/her at the bird of prey experience at the Blair Drummond Safari Park.
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mesutilgim (89076) 2012-09-28 12:05
Very nice portrait of this beautiful prey bird.
Good pov and good layout.
TFS and have a nice weekend
tyro (22140) 2012-09-28 12:41
Oh, Er, well, I'm not that sure about this - I mean, whether this is a red tailed hawk or not - have a wee look here and I just think its beak is a bit too yellow - unless, of course, this is a young bird - it could be because the feathers look a bit "fluffy".
Anyway, I guess that's really beside the point. This is a stunningly good photograph, taken at a very long (300mm) focal length and with excellent detail and sharpness and a wonderfully out of focus background. Your focus is perfect - bang on that lovely big eye! Lovely colours too and perfect exposure.
P.S. I haven't been to Blair Drummond for a long time. Tell me, Manoj, are there plenty of opportunities to get some reasonable pictures there? Or is it quite difficult to get decent shots? You know, some places like this seem to be quite good whereas others are pretty hopeless from the photographic point of view!
brianmcc (6219) 2012-09-29 3:06
the detail in this close up of the bird is stunning. perfect sharpness. very well composed.
bornav (484) 2012-10-02 23:38
beautiful image of the bird, the features are perfectly detailed and the portrait is well focussed.
my_journey (178) 2013-04-01 1:03
Good capture with the soft pinkish background.
I like the eye of this bird.