As promised, finally are some captures from this past Saturday’s Birds of Prey Workshop. Each raptor is truly stunning in their beauty, strength and fierceness. Big and small, their keen eyes and sharp ears miss nothing.
If I stay alert, then I can challenge myself, and by challenging myself, that helps me to stay alive and to hopefully take something away from the experience.
Categories: 2013 Project 365, Nature
Thank you so very much Sketch!
Raptors are fascinating. You capture their mystique masterfully.
Thanks Russell. I appreciate your kind comment.
Their faces are so amazing, Emily. Great captures. The Barred Owl is my favourite. 🙂
Thanks Sylvia. The Barred Owl has such an interesting face. He was a bit feisty when brought out.
Fantastic Emily, you really captured, I want to say personalities, but not sure if that sounds right, they are so good.
It sounds perfect Leanne ! They do have unique personalities and they did shine through. Hope all is well with you. Looks like you’ve hit the big leagues!
I’ve never seen a blue winged falcon before, Beautiful! 🙂
The Kestrel is super cool right? Have you seen a Peregrine?
Yep! just never this amazing colors 😀
It’s like the Kestrel had some acid right?
lol!! exactly! a bird who’s had a damn good party 😛
Bravo, Emily…..just love these birds!!!!
I do too! I wish I could handle them. In this state, you have to have specific training, then certified to be allowed to touch them.
Beautiful capture as ever. Just like the one I received from you. Thank you.
Oh no…yours is extra special. The background is so perfect. This time he was up higher with a busy background. 🙂
Wonderful images! Loved looking at them. 🙂
You are so kind. Thank you!!
Great shots Emily. I love Owls 😊
Owls really do rock don’t they Mark. Perhaps one day I’ll be able to see one in the wild.
Excellent photos, and it looks as though the facility that held the event does a much better job of caring for the birds than does the one near me.
That’s an interesting comment Jerry. You would think that these birds are protected by federal law, and thus specific guidelines for their care. Several of these birds are frequently taken out for educational programs.
Well, I was shocked at the poor holding cages at the raptor rescue facility near me. They claim that it’s cost prohibitive to make larger areas for the injured birds I couldn’t understand that, the material is cheap and they have tons of volunteer labor. Between this summer when I visited and about a month ago, two of their birds were killed. One by another “resident”, one by a “wild” hawk. They have announced that they are closing down the facility.
exceptional photographs Emily – you are very good at these!
You are so sweet ! it’s all about practice, practice, practice. 🙂
Wow, you really came through with your promise of incredible images of these birds of prey. I especially love the close-up of the hawk, a bird that I see from time to time, but only from far, far away.
Same for me too ! usually the Red Tails are high in the sky sailing around. So happy to share these with you Mike.
These images take my breath away. The raptors were my reason for starting to love the birds. They captivated me with their power, agility, and FOCUS. You’ve captured it all here, Emily. Simply, stunning.
Wow ! What a generous comment. You are so wonderful and can’t thank you enough.
AMAZEBALLS!!! Love, love, love your captures – that 1st owl is so wise looking:)
Thanks Renee ! The first owl does have an interesting eye. I haven’t quite figured it out yet.
Looks like a Barn Owl.
Oh yes..it is a barn owl. What I meant is what the owl was thinking. 🙂
these are gorgeous! Owls are one of my favorite birds..along with crows.:)
Thank you so much Heather!
Riveting photos! The renaissance fair would always have birds of prey and I loved seeing them. Thanks for the memories!
That’s super cool ! Raptors and Renn Fest, now that would be wonderful. These two were separate events for me. So happy to share with you. 🙂
Love the eyes on the Barred Owl – adorable!!
It’s amazing how he is such a favorite ! Thank you so much for sharing your favorite. 🙂
I love, love the first one! 😀
That is so awesome Roselinde. Thank you!
I miss you! Oh how I have missed you!!!!! I must show these to my family! We love owls especially and my husband is a great bird enthusiast! 😀 Sharon
WOW! Vultures can be beautiful too!