Two pix from the Birds of Prey Centre

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Clivegriff, Aug 24, 2005.

  1. Here are two pictures from my wife and my visit to the Birds of Prey Centre at Kirby Wiske, near Northallerton in North Yorkshire.

    We saw two flying displays and they were awesome.

    The pictures were taken with a D70 and Sigma 170-500, aperture priority and ISO 400. Post processing in PSCS2 consisted of crop, levels and sharpening with Fred Miranda's CSPro. The frames were added using PixLabs' PhotoFramer.


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  2. JAM


    Apr 30, 2005
    Albuquerque, NM
    Both shots are excellent, but the one of the eagle is awesome!
  3. Very nice Cliff.........the second shot is my favorite!!
  4. bfjr

    bfjr Guest

    Raptors my favorite birds
    these are just fine
  5. Very nice love the shot of the eagle
  6. The eagle looks regal, sort of like a stern parent. Nicely done.
  7. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005
    Well done Clive. So how do you like the FM CSPro?
  8. Nice looking pictures!

    Now the funny thing is that I think (pretty sure) that we have the former guy running the place you went to here in Duncan, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada! He moved here a couple of years ago and open a Birds of Prey center here as well, I saw him and his birds perform a year ago and read in the Pamphlet that he had been working in the UK before!

    Ain't it a small world?
  9. drueter


    Apr 24, 2005
    Southeast Texas
    Nice captures, Clive! That eagle shot is awesome!
  10. Thanks, John. I appreciate your comments.
  11. Thanks, Brian.

    The bird in the second pic - a hybrid of a Gyr and a Lugger falcon - is enjoying his reward for a truly wonderful display of aerobatic hunting.

    BTW: Cliff? Cliff? Do I look as though I've got a seagull on my head? LOL.
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  12. Mine too, Ben.

    A kestrel, a peregrine falcon and a sparrowhawk are occasional visitors to my garden, but their appearances are all too rare - but I suppose the sparrows, tits and pigeons would disagree!
  13. Thanks, Mike. He is one magnificent bird, isn't he?
  14. I agree, Gordon.

    You can see why a country would want to adopt such an imperious creature as its symbol, can't you?
  15. Thanks, Frank.

    I like the FM CSPro just fine. It's easy to use - which is important for me!

    Some of the tweaks are too subtle for me to ascertain any difference so I stick pretty much to the defaults.
  16. Thank, Andreas. Ain't it just?
  17. Thanks, Don.

    I appreciate your kind comments.
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