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Old March 28th, 2007, 10:29 PM
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Mr. Merlin

I was on my lunch break when I saw some sort of raptor swoop by near my office window, so I quickly got my camera to investigate the trees near by.

From the distance I could see something there, but I thought it was just a crow. As I got closer I thought it might be an immature redtail hawk, but after asking around I found out it was an immature merlin, probably a male because of its size. So far this has been the year of firsts, I got some pics of my first sharp shinned hawk a few weeks back, now a merlin

He didn't seem to mind that I was approaching, he was high in the trees so I guess he felt safe. He gazed at me as I approached.


I asked him if I could take some pic of him? He replied "huh? pictures of me? what for?


That's when I said "well, I really enjoy taking photographs of birds, raptors in particular, you make a great subject!" After thinking about it the merlin replied "ssssuuuuuurrreee! I don't see why not!" With a thumbs up (or should I say talon up? ) I took a few shots.


I'm a little shy


Is this a better pose?



I wish I had more time to wait there and attempt to get some pictures of him in flight but my 30 minutes left of my lunch break was up so I had to go back to work. I said my sincere thank you's to the kind Merlin and took one last shot.


Either he mooned me or was about to take off


All images were heavy crops, probably about 80%.
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Old March 29th, 2007, 12:35 AM
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Tyger, what a great set of pictures. I just love your narration of your experience. Made me chuckle. I have never seen a Merlin before. Thank you for sharing.
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Old March 29th, 2007, 01:33 AM
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Great bird and beautiful shots... they work perfectly as a series (especially with the narration )! How do you get your blue sky to be so clear of specks, even with 80% crop??? Maybe it's the glass... either way, really awesome shots, thanks for sharing.
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Old March 29th, 2007, 10:10 PM
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Awesome series and great captions! Loving this one!
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Old March 31st, 2007, 03:15 PM
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Great series!
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Old April 1st, 2007, 07:02 AM
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Wonderful series...great capture of these birds.I for one can't even find birds flying in the air,no less waiting for me to take their pictures Great job.

P.S.: I will take bird pictures someday,just don't sit by your computer waiting for that big moment,it might be awile.
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Old April 1st, 2007, 04:24 PM
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Wicked shots there Tyger, how magic to be in the vacinity of such lovely creatures and to have your skill to capture them.
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Old April 1st, 2007, 08:32 PM
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Another fabulous series Congratulations!
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Old April 1st, 2007, 10:28 PM
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Heehee, great series, made all the better by the humorous captions. The judges give it 'two talons up'.
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