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Northern Harrier

Posted by
Michael Mill (Elverson, PA, United States) on 2 October 2011 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

On what was otherwise an uneventful photography day, I did manage to add a new species to my files. The Northern Harrier, unlike many other raptors, hunts by flying low over the ground providing a colorful background for the photo. This did, however, make keeping the focus sensors locked on the bird quite difficult but I managed to get a couple sharp images.

You may also notice I've decided to stop using a frame on my images. I think I'd rather let the image stand on it's own. Opinions?

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Loner from Wörgl, Austria

Fantastic as always ! The background is so nice !

2 Oct 2011 4:53pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

beautiful capture :)

2 Oct 2011 5:01pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

This is a great in-flight capture, and your images have always been strong enough to stand without a frame!

2 Oct 2011 5:22pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

marvelous. i love the background

2 Oct 2011 11:16pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

superbly captured! excellent focus, sharpness and great detail in this majestic bird!

3 Oct 2011 2:01am

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Wow, great shot, love also the fantastic background!

3 Oct 2011 7:11am

Frida from Sweden

Excellently captured!

3 Oct 2011 9:45pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Splendid shot! Congratulations for the Color Spotlight. Good day.

4 Oct 2011 11:32am

Elsabe from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

Excellent capture !!!
Congrats on colour spotlight.

4 Oct 2011 11:36am

Nina from Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States

Amazing capture! So crisp. Congratulations!

4 Oct 2011 1:46pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Congratulations for the color spotlight

4 Oct 2011 4:27pm

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

What a great action shot!! I love these birds...they are so beautiful!! Congratulations for the Color Spotlight also!!

4 Oct 2011 4:41pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

Congratulations to the spotlight !

4 Oct 2011 5:48pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal


4 Oct 2011 6:21pm

Andrea from Regina, Canada

Oh, what a perfect look you got from him! Excellent shot. Do you use Al Servo focus?

4 Oct 2011 6:36pm

Céline from New York City, United States

Beautiful capture ! Congrats on the color spotlight !

4 Oct 2011 6:36pm

Jackie from Montréal, Canada

Fantastic shot!

4 Oct 2011 8:51pm

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Wouhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!! beautiful!!!! I love!!!!

4 Oct 2011 9:53pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Magnificent capture!

4 Oct 2011 10:38pm

Dokmateo from Manila, Philippines

Congratulation. A perfect shot.

4 Oct 2011 10:47pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

congratulations on the colour spotlight - excellent sharp action (p.s. frames = wasted pixels)

5 Oct 2011 2:09am


well done*****

5 Oct 2011 9:09am

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

what a gorgeous action shot. well deserved spotlight.

5 Oct 2011 12:28pm

johbont from rotterdam, Netherlands

splendid capture/
the bird is beautiful to see for us because of your shot

6 Oct 2011 3:49am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Superb capture of flight

6 Oct 2011 10:07am

Leo from Bakel, Netherlands

What a beautiful photo, the bird is sharp with beautiful colors, well done.
For that matter of the framework.

6 Oct 2011 1:27pm

alex centrella from California, United States


6 Oct 2011 4:58pm

Majid from Tehran, Iran


7 Oct 2011 7:35am

Shailaja from Banglore, India


7 Oct 2011 1:00pm

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Beautiful set against that lovely bg!

10 Oct 2011 4:04pm

San G. from Encino, California, United States

You must've charmed this beautiful creature. What a great combination of focused strength and soft pastels.

11 Oct 2011 6:32am

Mj007 from Osaka, Japan

u got a nice shot!!

12 Oct 2011 1:29pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Wow! Incredible shot!

13 Oct 2011 5:10am

Babzy from Besançon, France

wow !

27 May 2012 7:31pm