This photo was taken at the game & country fair held in the grounds of Broadlands estate near Romsey.
This man is pictured with one of his many birds of pray this one being a Ferruginous Hawk,
The Ferruginous Hawk is very large compared to the Harris Hawk and which allows the bird to catch bigger prey. The male birds weigh about 1,059 gms and the females around 1,231 gms. These hawks normally feed on rabbits and often snakes and lizards. They fly close to the ground to find their prey or perch in a prominent place.
Ferruginous Hawks are not used in falconry as much as the Harris Hawk. They are harder to handle and train and are very temperamental.
They prefer open, hilly countryside rather than woodland. Because their natural habitat is deserts or dry areas, their flying can be adversely affected when their feathers get wet in areas of high rainfall.
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Budapestman (82620) 2009-05-25 6:58
Superb photo from these friends. We may see a beautiful hawk with splendid details. The composition of the photo is attractive, the note is interesting. Tfs! Have a nice week!
AROBN54 (11475) 2009-05-25 6:58
Great shot, Wilson,
wonderful color, well composed, and the detail is incredible. I love the pattern in its wings and the way a bit of light is shining through them. They both stand out beautifully from the BG and I particularly like the tweed vest. VERY nicely done! Excellent note, too. Many thanks and warmest wishes,
vinicio (23423) 2009-05-25 7:35
Always fascinated from this sport/art this image is a bit strange for me, the technology is arrived also there :) You note is useful Wilson and also interesting, with this very good portrait this is a beautiful post, compliments.
Have a nice week
PaulVDV (29531) 2009-05-25 8:35
Personally I find hawks and falcons very beautiful birds. This is a real nice portrait of this older gentleman and the hawk on which he probably is very proud. Taken at the right time when the bird spreads his wings and turns his head to the man.
Best regards, Paul
Gerrit (52097) 2009-05-25 8:54
Great couple. The falcon is the best looking of the two.
Funny that headset.
maltese (22901) 2009-05-25 9:16
une très belle netteté sur ce double portrait!!
Le moment est bien saisi pour sentir la complicité entre l'oiseau et son dresseur!!*
rodgerg (55767) 2009-05-25 10:09
An excellent dubble portrait with these two fiends. The POV is very well slecetd and the expression of the two friends well collected.
Good and original photowork;
Tue (38668) 2009-05-25 11:15
Excellent photo and a very informative note as well. The sharpness is really good and you had a fine light for this picture. Thanks for sharing!
UlfE (14641) 2009-05-25 11:17
Wonderful shot. Excellent sharpness and detail. The blurred background is perfect here. I really enjoy the smile on the man's face and the bird's concentrated look. TFS and have a nice evening!
Vasa (515) 2009-05-25 15:45
Strange marriage but possible. Your photo tells it, Wilson, friend. The bird looks proud and powerful. The man with big experience. The photographer too. I like it, many thanks friend,
Photo65Net (43120) 2009-05-25 22:45
I like this dual portrait and the way you composed it.
Have a nice day,
danos (99221) 2009-05-25 22:51
very nice this festival with the hawks and the trainers of them.Informative your note as here in Greece we have not festivals and hacks of course like in England.Well done.
Have a nice day,Danos
John_F_Kennedy (43665) 2009-05-27 0:54
A nice moment with that bird. A really beautiful close picture.
JCG (35129) 2009-05-27 1:02
On this photograph we note all the attention which the raptor gives to its Master here… Beautiful and interesting photograph with a good quality of image especially in the focus with the background which emphasizes well the scene. Well done Wilson, thank you.
With all my friendships and a very good day,
bobocortis (16026) 2009-05-27 22:47
Really and excellent (double) portrait, high sharpened and expressive.
Silvio1953 (145605) 2009-05-28 7:58
Ciao Wilson, lovely double portrait wit man and bird in nice pose, perfect focus and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio
jhm (154548) 2009-05-28 11:13
Thanks for your interesting note.
You show us a wonderful demonstrate of these bird with open wings.
Very well done through the blurred background. Soft colours and good presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
stego (24132) 2009-05-28 12:11
I like very much this double portrait. Both the owner and the hawk seem very concentrated. Great light management. It's a really interesting documentary.
Graal (103028) 2009-05-29 0:08
unusual friendship, man and hawk, good presentation and well done photo. I like it. Well reportage, too.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2009-05-29 2:58
The raptors are really superb creations of nature. Which beauty and determination in the pace. I like the sight of these two friends. Very beautiful image with blur useful for the back. Cheer.
Have a nice day
Nicou (144264) 2009-05-30 3:25
mangigique portrait de ce dresseur d'oisieu, quelle belle image, l'attachement de ml'oiseua à son dresseur, superbe.
Bravoe t amitié
axiotea (21651) 2009-05-31 20:16
There is a kind of 'complicity' between the hawk who's looking at his smiling master...You have handled well the light condition, allowing to see quite well the details of the 'plumage'.
Have a nice day
jemaflor (98771) 2009-06-02 12:01
Funny and well taken good focus on your subject.
bakes888 (18499) 2009-06-06 1:59
Hi Wilson. We have a lot of hawks around here and one day I’m gonna get a good photo of one! I think they know exactly how far my lens can reach! Nice double portrait. Good sharpness and light. Nice work and thanks for sharing.
Have a good weekend, Paul.
Bluejeans (64251) 2009-06-09 8:55
Ola Wilson ,
Bonito retracto deste homem com este falcão , os detalhes da ave são magnificos , gostei muito da luz , parabéns !!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
gunbud (34066) 2009-06-15 19:44
Striking view of this fine looking raptor and his proud handler.
Great details to the birds plumage and fierce beak.
Cricri (120521) 2009-06-16 10:01
Très beaux portraits pris au moment le plus fort ou la complicité se fait bien resntir, très joli événement
Cretense (68703) 2009-06-18 5:04
Excellent scene, excellent, "double" portrait, great tight framing and composition! Perfect, sharp focus, nice blurry background, great light managment! Congratulations!
toto (0) 2009-06-28 12:57
belle photo de ce petit rapace, ces éleveurs et leurs démonstration nous permette de mieux connaitre ces volatilles.
Belle prise, beau portrait, bien fixé son regard vers son dresseur et ami.
Dragut (14) 2009-07-09 9:44
Pilot and copilot.....ready for the show.....Hun's at 6 o'clock ...........
batalay (39129) 2009-07-11 16:54
I am impressed by your knowledge of falconry. One sometimes notices at dog shows (I am not knowledgeable about them either), that the owners and the dogs frequently resemble each other. No doubt, the reason is that the owner will have purchased a type of dog he/she identifies with. But I cannot imagine falcon owner looking much like his pet, if you can call him that.
skippy007 (12510) 2009-07-14 3:07
Hello Wilson, Incredible detail & colour that is true to life. Captured at a good time with this magnificent & very graceful looking bird spreading it's wings and head turned towards the handler. I like the DOF, blurring the BG but still visible enough to see their environment. I would have thought that the male would be the larger & heavier of the two. I found your note interesting & informative.
pablominto (53746) 2009-08-08 22:53
This is a fine documentary of an interesting situation!
The interaction between bird and man is well captured, good details in spite of what looks like a difficult light situation...
Good framing and the chosen DoF isolates the subjects well!
anducina (8407) 2009-08-20 1:25
Picturesque scene, the old gentleman and his bird. Excellent double portrait. A sport and a way of life very interesting and very different from our (my) daily life-it seems so exotic...
bracasha75 (24589) 2009-09-03 10:34
Most animals are better friends to people than people alone
Very good picture of this two
feather (51130) 2009-09-04 4:06
Good DOF choice so the background is nicely blurred. Excellent quality and sharpness on the falconer and his hawk who seem to have a good understanding. Well done
danyy (0) 2009-09-05 0:10
amitié et complicité entre l'homme et la bête, la bête sauvage pourtant.
Une belle impression de relief avec cete avant plan qui ressort très bien grâce à la DOF bien à propos.
mauro61 (52857) 2009-09-05 9:51
il rapporto falco - falconiere e' sempre speciale basato su una grande fiducia nell'uomo da parte dell'animale.
Bello il tuo scatto anche per i colori naturali e la bella luce trasversale.
ciakgiak (30431) 2009-09-18 13:13
splendid composition with two magnificent subjects. The quality is really superb in each detail, so as the magnificent colours.
Congratulations and TFS.
claudeD (39623) 2009-09-24 6:28
excellent shot from these two friends. Beautiful bird with splendid details. Very good note.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
patdeph (35748) 2009-09-30 22:07
it's a long time that we didn't see you on TE!Welcome back!This is a very interesting portrait showing the complicity between this friendly man and its bird!The sharpness is excellent,but I would prefer a more blurred background.
plimrn (21344) 2009-12-25 14:21
You captured very nice detail in the bird; however, what I most like is the strong attention bond between the man and bird. Is his earphone and speaker some kind of bond with the bird.
serp2000 (44574) 2010-03-03 22:54
I know, that is automatic translator from birds language. Superb shot! Grat colours, excellent sharpness, interesting note! TFS!
Have a good time!
- Copyright: Wilson Beckett (jaywalker) (16101)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-05-03
- Categories: Festivals, Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 60D DIGITAL, Tamron 28-300mm XR LD IF 1:3.5-6.3 Macro
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/640 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2009-05-25 5:50