As most people who have visited my gallery will by now have realised I have a passion for Birds of Prey I spend a lot of my time visiting various Bird of Prey centres around the uk and photographing these spectactular birds.

One of the things that has inspired me is the love that the handlers have for their birds. These people are completely dedicated to the birds in their care. I have therefore decided to add a series of images of the Birds and their handlers as they work together.

This is Vince and Leighton (common Buzzard) from the Barn Owl centre in Gloucester.

Canon EOS 40D & Canon 100-400 L

Featured 19-09-2010 Animals and People


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  • John Dalkin
    John Dalkinalmost 4 years ago

    I love going to flying displays like this , very well captured

  • DaveOvenden
    DaveOvendenalmost 4 years ago

    Lovely Val… Dave

  • Gail Falcon
    Gail Falconalmost 4 years ago

    beautiful image.

  • Karina1
    Karina1almost 4 years ago

    Great Capture Val :o)

  • rodeorose
    rodeorosealmost 4 years ago

    Val such a beautiful shot showing their relationship so nicely. I just visited such a centre for the first time last week over here, having been inspired by your work.xx

  • Elaine123
    Elaine123almost 4 years ago

    Beautiful caring shot Val well taken

  • SelinaEM
    SelinaEMalmost 4 years ago

  • Wow! thinks fo much for the Feature Angel – this one means a lot to me. Val

    – Val Saxby

  • artsandherbs
    artsandherbsalmost 4 years ago

    Gorgeous, a well deserved feature!

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