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Subject: [Leica] IMG: Australian Raptors
From: photo at (Nathan Wajsman)
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2011 15:42:37 +0200
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The first one wins it for me, Geoff. Great catch (except from the snake's 
point of view).


On 13 Jun, 2011, at 11:00 , Geoff Hopkinson wrote:

> We recently visted the splendid O'Reilly's guesthouse in the Lamington
> National Park area of Australia. One attraction is a show at close range
> with a number of (non-releasable) birds that have been nursed after injury
> or otherwise rescued.  With profound apologies to Doug Herr and no claims
> whatsoever for any skill on my part. The photos may be of interest
> nevertheless.
> A rubber snake has a very bad day
> Black Kite under training
> Top bird of Australian raptors, the Wedgetail Eagle (six photos)
> This was one of three non-releasable individuals (Della, Stella and Des I
> think!). We were fascinated to be told that the wild eagles spot these
> individuals from a very long distance and very recently had dived right 
> past
> the audience to attack one individual, rolling it across the ground in a
> burst of feathers just feet from the audience. These show a captive that 
> has
> spotted a wild counterpart. They are carefully moved to safety now if this
> looks like developing.
> My wife had the opportunity to meet one individual at close range and was
> thrilled with the experience. Brave lady!
> My wife also made quite a few nice photographs of creatures and sunsets,
> taking advantage of the new Travel Zoom that I got to use where I may not
> want to take my M or for those Leica stack occasions. Sadly it appears that
> I am not getting that camera back now. I'll post some for her once they are
> sorted.
> Cheers
> Geoff
> *Life's not black and white, except at both ends*
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Nathan Wajsman
Alicante, Spain

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