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Went to Turbary Falconry Centre and Sanctuary, Nr Preston, Lancashire, England, UK, recently with good friend Irene Burdell, and out of approximately 850 shots (!) this is the nearest and best one captured!….So much for getting “THE” flying shot hey?!! LOL!…..Think I’m going to have to get some more practice in!!

Sony A200.
Tamron 80-300mm lens @ 300mm.

Edited, tonemapped, and tweaked using Dynamic Photo HDR.

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  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellalmost 4 years ago

    It’s a great shot Sandra , better than most of mine lolxx

  • Don’t know about that Irene, You got some crackers! Thanks love, greatly appreciated S:)

    – Sandra Cockayne

  • Jazzdenski
    Jazzdenskialmost 4 years ago

    Nice shot, but if you have a walk around Harewood/Eccup you can see Red Kites in the wild and get quite close to them too. You must have been there though. I saw one in Seacroft the other day!

  • Thank you Dennis. You’re right, have seen a few in the past round there, but twas before I got this camera. When I DID get a Red Kite last summer, I forgot to put my memory card in….Der! Classic kicking myself at the time!! S:)

    – Sandra Cockayne

  • Jamie  Green
    Jamie Greenalmost 4 years ago

    Lovely shot Sandra. Birds are difficult when in motion.I was in Dumfries and Galloway at the weekend.There were loads of Red Kites (which are different to this Red Tailed Hawk) that just would not come close enough for a shot.Also loads now here in the south lakes which are also hard to catch.I think falconry centres provide a good opportunity for practice.

  • Thank you Jamie – they were ALL too fast for me!! (Read above comment too! lol) S:)

    – Sandra Cockayne

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfalmost 4 years ago

    Great capture!

  • Thank you very much Colin S:)x

    – Sandra Cockayne

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...almost 4 years ago

    What a wonderful capture dear Sandra,especially in flight.x

  • Thank you very much my dear friend S:)x

    – Sandra Cockayne

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 4 years ago

  • Thank you for your welcome Ray S:)x

    – Sandra Cockayne

  • Kelvin Hughes
    Kelvin Hughesalmost 4 years ago

    Difficult shot Sandra Well done

  • Thank you very much Kelvin S:)xx

    – Sandra Cockayne

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezalmost 4 years ago

    Super action shot Sandi …

  • Thank you very much dear Tom S:)x

    – Sandra Cockayne

  • Kathy Baccari
    Kathy Baccarialmost 4 years ago

  • Thank you for for your welcome Kathy S:)x

    – Sandra Cockayne

  • TheBaldyMan
    TheBaldyManalmost 4 years ago

    Great shot Sandra, well captured

  • Thank you very much Alex S:)x

    – Sandra Cockayne

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