05 June 2013

Wedge-tailed Eagle


see bigger version if you wish, by clicking on image

couldn't help it ... had to crop :)


 Owner of the magnificent birds of prey, Mark Culleton.  (O'Reillys Retreat, Lamington N.P. Qld)





Sharing with Wild Bird Wednesday

24 comments:

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Absolutely amazing!!! Y'know, it is probably just me, but the wing pattern looks like 'worked leather'. Beautiful.

And I LOVE your header image.

Jan Castle said...

Oh my...up close and personal! TFS these great photos!!!
Jan

DeniseinVA said...

Your photos are magnificent! And so is that bird.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I wonder what it feels like to hold such a big bird as that.

eileeninmd said...

Wow, awesome closeups. And cool looking Eagle.

TexWisGirl said...

what an amazing looking raptor! wow!

Brian King said...

Very majestic! And very large! Wow!

Esther Joy said...

You got some great photos! I got a few good shots from a raptor demonstration last fall. It was really interesting!

Karen said...

What a handsome brute!

Carletta said...

What a regal bird!
Love your up close shots Carole!

Rajesh said...

Terrific shots of the bird.

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

Amazing..!

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Marvelous photos of this wonderful bird. Gorgeous !

Digi-Irma said...

Great photos of this beautiful bird.
Beautiful Carole!
Thanks for the kind words that I'm sick.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Excellent shots of this handsome bird.

Stewart M said...

These things are huge!! I held an eagle at a show once - heavier that I thought they would be!

Cheers - Stewart M -and thanks for linking to WBW

diane b said...

fabulous shots of the eagle. I see you have a new look blog. Its great. I envy your ability to capture such great bird shots. I saw some interesting birds in FNQ but I didn't get good shots of them.

Dave said...

that is a monster bird - fantastic posture it holds, some nice portraits too

Helma said...

Wow Carole,
now that's a bird of prey. Powerful beak and powerful eyes.
Very nice set.

And about your question:

these photos I indeed all made ​​with the same lens. This is the
Sigma 105 F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macrolens.

Gert Jan Hermus said...

Woow! Impressive!!

Greetings from the Netherlands,
DzjieDzjee

~~~jennifer~~~ said...

Wow, what a handsome bird!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Wow, just wonderful!

Liz said...

Aren't they just magnificent creatures!! I am always in awe!

Laura said...

Love Love Love these photos of the eagle. Amazing to see the close up ones and to see how large he is when compared to the man! THanks!!!
hugs,
Laura