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    we took a wonderful chance to see raptors flown by visiting Dunrobin Castle today. It's a beautiful fairytale castle which I must visit again to capture the building properly... for now though some close up studies of the working birds falconer Andy Hughes has cleverly trained the birds to display their talents to crowds in close proximity as well as team up with him as effective hunters on the moorland. Andy is a real gem who's passion and understanding for these birds comes across with an engrossing and educational wit.

    As for it being a captive capture ... I thought it was better to study them this way than disturb the wild ones in the nearby valley (though the pellets I found there were good to examine)

    * full frame - no crop

    •Sarah P•, [Anthony T.], nlwirth, and 119 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Shane Turnbull 46 months ago | reply

      Wow stunning detail and b&w as well beautiful :).

    2. murielmacleod 46 months ago | reply

      Beautiful Image Helen!
      In the Lanntair today - hope all is well - hear from you soon
      Mairi
      xx

    3. Jeff Clow 46 months ago | reply

      That is a beautiful nature image....and really a fine piece of photo work.

      Very well done.

    4. LiveWithN0Regrets [deleted] 46 months ago | reply

      This photo is a-m-a-z-i-n-g.
      You are a really really great photographer!!

    5. © Montse T.C ;-)) [deleted] 46 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called MARIPOSAS&FLORA&FAUNA&BIRDS&ANIMALS&BUTTERFLIES&FLOWERS, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    6. © Montse T.C ;-)) [deleted] 46 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Sólo Blanco y negro&Only B&N&S P1-C3, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    7. *Louise** 46 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for ╠Art Libre-Free Art-Arte Libre-Freie Kunst-INVITED PIX ONLY, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      Amazing details... beautiful bird...

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    8. F. Vargas 46 months ago | reply


      Vi tu preciosa foto en - I see your nice picture in www.flickr.com/groups/mariposas_flora_y_fauna

    9. Martin So2010 46 months ago | reply

      Great details!

    10. whiskat1 [deleted] 46 months ago | reply

      stunning - it doesn't get better

    11. Phil Benton Photos 46 months ago | reply

      Wow Helen what a great shot of an owl!!

    12. Lineacurva 46 months ago | reply

      incredibile how the owl can be so expressive...

    13. Old-Man-George 41 months ago | reply

      This is great. You must have been very close-up. Lucky you. I love a full-frame nature shot.

    14. Owlie_eyes 37 months ago | reply

      This is one of the most beautiful pictures I've ever seen. Thank you for sharing with us.

    15. whiskat1 [deleted] 37 months ago | reply

      stunning

    16. NorthernLala 35 months ago | reply

      Oh man! beautiful capture and perfect in B&W :)

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