A few firsts - various birds

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Hi all, this is my first post of pictures since joining the site.

Its also the first time I have photographed birds, the first I have used my new D80 and 70-300VR and last but not least the first time I have shot raw - LOL. I dont make it easy for myself, I know.

Anyway I had some time of work today and decided to head to the Scottish Highlands to try out my new camera on some scenic vistas, I got diverted and ended up at a bird of prey centre instead - go figure !!!!

Unfortuanetly I never got to see any of the birds flying - so no actions shots, maybe next time.

In case any of you dont know, I am fairly new to photograhy, but will gladly receive any comments/criticism both positive or negative.

Anyway, here they are, all shot on the Nikon 70-300VR:

Golden Eagle - 18 months old
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Golden Eagle puffing his feathers
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Harris Hawk
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Kestrel - (I think, although I always thought these were much larger ?)
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Red Tail Hawk
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Tawny Owl ?
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Anthony, you say you are new to photography? I bet not! These are gorgeous photos! Keep em comin!

Oh, I was surprised the kestril isn't any bigger than he is, too! I've seen them but haven't been able to get a photo YET!
 
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thanks all for the comments, very glad you have enjoyed them

here are a few more:

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