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Photographer Marcus Armani  Marcus Armani {Karma:36599}
Project #24 The Decisive Moment Camera Model Canon EOS 20D
Categories Nature
From The Field
Film Format
Portfolio Birds Taking Off and Landing
Lens Canon 100-400L
Uploaded 3/10/2005 Film / Memory Type ISO 400
    ISO / Film Speed 0
Views 2167 Shutter 1/1000
Favorites Aperture f/5.6
Critiques 110 Rating
6.13
/ 48 Ratings
Location City -  Belmont
State -  CALIFORNIA
Country - United States   United States
About I was shooting this hawk on a pole when this kite came by and grazed his head, Didnt seem as though he wanted him in the area..
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There are 110 Comments in 1 Pages
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ali akbar khandan   {K:1843} 3/28/2010
wow Excellent

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A.L Carter A.L Carter   {K:567} 5/8/2009
Excellent capture! perfect timing and exposure.

Al

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Frank Beer   {K:10112} 5/29/2007
Wow, what a landing of the kitten :))
Extraordinary and rare picture. 7+++
Frank

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John Hatz John Hatz   {K:156973} 5/16/2007
Unbelievable! That only can say, absolutely fantastic moment Marcus and ofcaurse that shot being at frondpage rightly! Congratulations!

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Shirley D. Cross-Taylor Shirley D. Cross-Taylor   {K:167621} 5/15/2007
Fantastic shot, Marcus...Congratulations!:)

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Robert Chin   {K:22282} 7/16/2006
Awesome Simple Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!
7++++++++

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Marcus Armani Marcus Armani   {K:36599} 10/19/2005
Thanks Giancarlo, my site is still under constuction, but i may finish someday :)
Take care..
Marcus.

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Giancarlo Liguori   {K:5281} 10/19/2005
Excellent moment. Very interesting situation.

P.s.: Your site is very well done.

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Marcus Armani Marcus Armani   {K:36599} 9/6/2005
Thanks D, I think that If I cropped the left it would put the subject dead center and I would hear it from the rules of 3rds people LOL...
Thanks again..

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Ron Harrington   {K:766} 9/5/2005
Talk about being in the right place at the right time! excellent.....

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Huseyin Gursu Huseyin Gursu   {K:-144} 9/5/2005
Excellent capture.
Bravo Marcus!

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Latif alobaida Latif alobaida   {K:5005} 9/5/2005
Unique... never seen before

Wonderful photo by my favorite photographer

regards

Latif

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xxxIlonaxxxx xxxxKrijgsmanxxxx   {K:10405} 9/5/2005
wow, what a gorgeous shot..lucky you

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ken krishnan   {K:19102} 9/5/2005
Cool

Interesting shot.

regards,
ken.

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Carol Cefalu   {K:8388} 9/5/2005
WOW...Marcus GREAT TIMING!

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66437} 9/5/2005
Hi Marcus,
Congrats on photo of the day!
I remember this one as one of the first of yours that I commented on!
Andre

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Linda Livingston Linda Livingston   {K:73346} 9/5/2005
Congratulations Marcus, POD woohoo...well deserved award....:):)Linda

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Dorothy Di Liddo   {K:13787} 9/5/2005
Absolutely amazing, you captured the Hawk's determined annoyed expression & the Kite's oblivion to the situation. Just incredible, wonderful detail. What would you think about cropping some of the blue from the left side? Anyway, great shot! well deserved POD! Dottie

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Judi Liosatos Judi Liosatos   {K:34047} 9/5/2005
Congratulations buddy.

Judi

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Margaret Sturgess   {K:49403} 9/5/2005
Another award to add to the collection, it is one of those shots that should keep getting awards as it is quite unique Margaret

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Eman Shokry   {K:5400} 9/5/2005
Hey Marcus...big congrats...very well-deserved really...

Eman Shokry

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Marian Man Marian Man   {K:80636} 9/5/2005
congratulations dear Marcus for Photo of the day award!!!!!! very well deserved one!!!!!!!!!
Marian

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soul 21 soul 21   {K:27572} 9/5/2005
uno spettacolo
complimenti per i riconoscimenti
meritatissimi
gennaro

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sameh azab sameh azab   {K:425} 8/22/2005
gr8 timing 2 shoot this image.well done
good luck

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Roberto Arcari Farinetti Roberto Arcari Farinetti   {K:209486} 8/5/2005
my friend..
nbest congratulations also for the BIP and the faetured donors well deserved it!!!
have a nice day!
take care..
:)))
roby

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Cheryl Ogle   {K:24494} 8/2/2005
And Featured Donor! Great work - I was talking about this photo 2 days ago - it still makes me laugh! Should be one of those Motivational Posters - "Stand Your Ground" or something. :) Congrats!

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p e t a . p e t a .   {K:18700} 8/2/2005
Marcus!! Thats insane! Wow great timing. The Kite looks so cool all stretched out. Impressive, well done! Congrats on the award!

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Tiger Lily     {K:10966} 8/1/2005
I think I commented on this before. Congrats on the BIP and the Featured Donor Marcus. I am glad you are getting the recognition you deserve. Best wishes. :-))))

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Ahmed Ismail Ahmed Ismail   {K:19853} 8/1/2005
Excellent timing. Well detailed capture. Beautiful posture of the top bird.

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Linda Livingston Linda Livingston   {K:73346} 8/1/2005
Nice to see your handsome face on the front page...congratulations and another well deserved award...:):)Linda

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Darlene Boucher   {K:15739} 8/1/2005
Wow Marcus! Amazing capture......so who won? You got both of these guys in great detail and I just love it! Perfect image and congratulations on the well deserved BIP award!

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michael lambert   {K:27} 8/1/2005
Great action shot! Is the Kite a swallow tail?

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Marcus Armani Marcus Armani   {K:36599} 8/1/2005
You are right Den I forgot that i was planning on only leaving that shot up for a day or so and taking it down, so yes this one is dedicated to you! Thanks again....

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Den Thompson   {K:30432} 8/1/2005
I'm glad I told you not to remove it. There you go, up there on the front page where it belongs. Many congratulations Marcus. So highly deserved.
Den

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Marian Man Marian Man   {K:80636} 8/1/2005
congratulations dear Marcus for making front page!!!!!!!!!
Marian

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ARMANDO ALCÁZAR ARMANDO ALCÁZAR   {K:42404} 8/1/2005
CONGRATULATIONS FOR THIS WELL DSERVED AWARD, AND FRONT PAGE MY DEAR FRIEND

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Carol Cefalu   {K:8388} 8/1/2005
Thats GREAT!
WOW!
Very deserving of the award!

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Margaret Sturgess   {K:49403} 8/1/2005
Marcus how lovely to see this on the front page, congrats on the BIP and FD
Margaret

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Judi Liosatos Judi Liosatos   {K:34047} 8/1/2005
Congratulations Marcus, both for the BIP and the front page....!

Now about that painting.........!

Judi

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Laurie Gould   {K:11942} 7/21/2005
Wow! Talk about a decisive moment. You must be really fast with your shutter. The really deserves an award. 7+++

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Mort Gage   {K:2743} 7/21/2005
wow! amazing shot! your body of work is tremendous!

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andrea giuseppe   {K:3122} 7/21/2005
Incredible!

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Beverley Lu Latter   {K:513} 5/18/2005
Wow! Excellent capture!!

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Sean D.   {K:2361} 3/31/2005
Almost sculptural.

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Ares Visegradski   {K:88} 3/28/2005
Excellent, great shot,what kind of bird is it...on the head?

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Adriane Chernus   {K:880} 3/27/2005
Fabulous Capture! Wish you were in NJ....I would love to see you capture my parrots! :-)

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Del Metheny   {K:25617} 3/24/2005
Another of your great action shots of birds. You have so many good ones. For recreation I have owned a boat near the Cheaspeake Bay for over 30 yrs. I have watched the Osprey return form the DDT era to being plentyful now. Each year I watch several nesting pairs with many opportunities for filming. They become very used to boats and allow you to come close. I hope to film some this summer. I enjoy all of your bird photos, especially the action ones. Del.

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Gayle's Eclectic Photos Gayle's Eclectic Photos   {K:91109} 3/24/2005
hi, this is truly an amazing wildlife shot!..so well executed,Marcus...love the hawk's expression and the kite's showy determination...out here in western WA.crows will flock together to attack the hawks and the hawks will just continue to soar higher as if to ignore their presence!...ok,Birdman,take care...regards,gayle (7+)

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Cheryl Ogle   {K:24494} 3/24/2005
What a great moment - love your shots. Veery detailed and full of action. This one just keeps me laughing. Thanks for your comment elsewhere.

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Randy Lorance Randy Lorance   {K:24769} 3/23/2005
These are the moments a photographer lives for, what an excellent capture of a live action nature shot. Well done.

Randy

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K P   {K:3499} 3/23/2005
Marcus your absolute the king in your type of photo's!! I couldnt imagine this possible but you do it!!! Respect great work and also a facorite!

Bravo!

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z z   {K:7231} 3/22/2005
unbelievable capture! You have made a portfolio that absolutely makes birds even more beautiful than they are!

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Luiz Carlos Toninatto   {K:358} 3/22/2005
Excellent capture. Congratulations, Marcus!

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Ehdae  (Abullha AL Hazza)   {K:4725} 3/22/2005
wow ,,great shot! Cheers

7++++

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ahmet özkan   {K:7216} 3/20/2005
hugh...10+++ greetings.

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Mistral Vortex   {K:627} 3/17/2005
Very rare shot!

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Paolo Barthelemy   {K:25552} 3/17/2005
Hey! Very funny situation captured greately!
The hawk's expression is something amazing! He seems to say you "What .... do I have to bear in order to keep my site?!" LOL!

You have a splendid birds portfolio; hope I'll find the time to go deeper inside it.
Regards, Paolo

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M. Cihat GURPINAR   {K:340} 3/17/2005
great capture. you are too fast :) congrulation.

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Guido Fulgenzi   {K:6076} 3/17/2005
What a capture!Great timing,congrats.

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Tugce Gül Baran   {K:5115} 3/17/2005
Great standing. Bird eye man.7++

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Peter Bowers   {K:181} 3/16/2005
wow, great capture

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Jayakumar Sivanpillai   {K:726} 3/16/2005
Marvelous shot. Good timing and magnificent details

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Bruce Elliott Bruce Elliott   {K:2434} 3/15/2005
Put a smile on my face. Usual quality of shot with added humour. Very well done.

Bruce

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Pawel Kwasnicki Pawel Kwasnicki   {K:9651} 3/15/2005
What a dramatic action picture, well caught! Best regards, Pawel

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Zeev Scharf   {K:25603} 3/15/2005
Amazing capture Marcus,perfect timing
7++++ from me
Best regards

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Andras Lorincz   {K:410} 3/14/2005
Great! It's like a statue!

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Etem Etem Etem Etem   {K:3551} 3/14/2005
Just:WOW,GREAT!!!7+++

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Tiger Lily     {K:10966} 3/13/2005
Incredible capture! Marcus, thanks for showing the birds to us in ways we don't ordinarily see them.

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Alison Webb   {K:1779} 3/13/2005
Another fantastic shot of these wonderful creatures.
Alison.

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K P   {K:3499} 3/12/2005
Wow strange unique shot Marcus... very good work i usaly miss this sort of decisive moments!

Congrets
Karel

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Marcus Armani Marcus Armani   {K:36599} 3/12/2005
Thanks steve, he didnt really seemed to be bothered, he was more inerested in me and what I as doing. I took your advice and put it under the DM....

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Stephen  Bowden   {K:64141} 3/12/2005
What a fantastic capture Marcus, I hope the hawk wasn't hurt too badly - this photograph would certainly suit the "Decisive moment" Project too.

Incredible photograph, your timing was perfect !

Best wishes,
Steve

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Asim Roy Asim Roy   {K:10051} 3/12/2005
XXXXXXXX lent, can,t believe this!!!!, superb capture Marcus, love, asim

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Marcus Armani Marcus Armani   {K:36599} 3/11/2005
Thanks George, I did catch that shot a while back, It has some very good qualities......

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George Black George Black   {K:102005} 3/11/2005
Great moment! Sometimes things go right, and it's great to be ready for it. You've done it again . . .

Best wishes,
--george
(BTW--Did you catch this one? http://www.usefilm.com/image/709724.html )

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Roberto Arcari Farinetti Roberto Arcari Farinetti   {K:209486} 3/11/2005
Oh My God..
is terific!
excelen catch and clearly image!
regards
roby
7

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Lee Harris   {K:14694} 3/11/2005
WOW....this is a fine example of being at the right place at the right time !
Excellent !
Lee

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Orcun Kozluca Orcun Kozluca   {K:3487} 3/11/2005
very nice shot.

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Guido Tweepenninckx Guido Tweepenninckx   {K:20076} 3/11/2005
fantastic moment,you captured here, Marcus
great

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Czeslav Gavinkovski Czeslav Gavinkovski   {K:6797} 3/11/2005
Amazing momment.Bravo!
CG

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Rob Burgoyne Rob Burgoyne   {K:-1207} 3/11/2005
Marcus , your timing , as always , is superb !!! Great shot !!

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Peace    {K:1453} 3/11/2005
Waw Amzing shot !

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ARMANDO ALCÁZAR ARMANDO ALCÁZAR   {K:42404} 3/11/2005
7+++++++++++++++++++++ what an incredible capture of the kite with the buteo simply wonderful, congrats and <God bless you
PS: Look to my pic pelican and swimmer there are somethin for you

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Larry Quigley Larry Quigley   {K:12887} 3/11/2005
What an unusual shot. Great capture, Marcus. Well done! Larry

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66437} 3/10/2005
Up at our cottage, we often see Osprey's attacking seagulls, just to chase them away.
Andre

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Gregory McLemore Gregory McLemore   {K:35077} 3/10/2005
Wow, outstanding action capture,I have never seen such behavior in the wild, well done friend.

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Dana Finchum   {K:2200} 3/10/2005
Great!

Dana

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Dorothy Di Liddo   {K:13787} 3/10/2005
too cute, great capture. Dottie

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Saeed Al Shamsi Saeed Al Shamsi   {K:47735} 3/10/2005
Incredible shot, Lucky man, superand 7. Saeed

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Maria Luisa Vial   {K:36017} 3/10/2005
HEHEHEHHEHE... Excellent moment and timing... It is really great... Great details!!!!!

Cheers,

MaLuisa

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Ozgur Ipek Ozgur Ipek   {K:1922} 3/10/2005
very well timing, beautiful photo, congratulations, best regards

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Alison DuFlon Alison DuFlon   {K:36566} 3/10/2005
I can't believe he did nothing, very funny and a great catch. Alison

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Marilyn Nagy   {K:6008} 3/10/2005
Marcus, What was that bird thinking?!? Would love to see those kites here. What a great capture. Hilarious too! Put mine in to add to the humor..haha Smilez, Marilyn

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Marian Man Marian Man   {K:80636} 3/10/2005
just amazing dear Marcus!!! one in a million shot I think!!!!! just excellent!!!
best regards
Marian

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Roberto Bertone   {K:13239} 3/10/2005
Non sbagli un colpo Marcus!!!!!
Congrat.!!!!

Saluti.

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Luis Alvarez   {K:2038} 3/10/2005
Great picture! Super moment

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Kemal Kekeva Kemal Kekeva   {K:3958} 3/10/2005
I am Totally confused about this wonderful picture Dear friend Marcus.Well done nothing to say more.

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Riny  Koopman   {K:19998} 3/10/2005
Great moment and magnificent details Marcus!
May thanks for your recent comment.
Have a nice day!
Riny.

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ISMAEL MARCOS ISMAEL MARCOS   {K:10535} 3/10/2005
it looks like an human face/expression (the razor).
it makes me smile.
thanks.
isml

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Marcus Armani Marcus Armani   {K:36599} 3/10/2005
he was doing fly bys on the halk, didnt like him in his area, I have several shots of him flying by the hawk and screaching. it was hard to time...

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66437} 3/10/2005
Hi Marcus,
It's almost like the kite was coming back to what he thought was and empty stoop, out of habit, and found someone else there. Or was he trying to push the hawk away?

Andre

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Ryan Wong   {K:213} 3/10/2005
wow... a rare sight for a photo.... great shot. the hawk doesnt seem to care at all. :))

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Roberto Okamura   {K:22851} 3/10/2005
Excellent capture Marcus!! Great decisive momment!!
Best regards!
Roberto.

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Larry Fosse Larry Fosse   {K:66462} 3/10/2005
Wow...every now & then we're in the right place at the right time

Excellent Marcus

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gokmen aldogan gokmen aldogan   {K:2067} 3/10/2005
:))) excellent

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Marcus Armani Marcus Armani   {K:36599} 3/10/2005
I will probably repost it later when I get a chance to do alittle work to it, this is straight out of the camera with a crop, I have a couple i want to post when i have more time to leave comments...

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Den Thompson   {K:30432} 3/10/2005
No!!! Don't remove it Marcus - it is a BRILLIANT capture. Apart from all the usual technical merits of your shots this is so funny. Did you know that Cockney Rhyming Slang for a wig is "Syrup of figs".
Den

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Margaret Sturgess   {K:49403} 3/10/2005
What an impressive hairpiece. Wonderful image, Margaret

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NN  NN     {K:26787} 3/10/2005
LOL ... hilarous shot, Marcus :))) One of the most impressive wigs I?ve seen!

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Murat Çabuk   {K:2495} 3/10/2005
Tremendous Moment.

Great timing and capture Marcus.

Did you see my new birdies?

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