Martial Law

© Mark Oxley

Martial Law

Uploaded: June 06, 2006 17:29:19


This Martial Eagle is a captive bird looked after by the knowledgable falconers at Eagle Heights Raptor Centre in the south of England, UK. This bird has had to be flown with great care now as he has already responsible for dispatching an adult Red Fox and several Hares during public displays. The handlers are worried that it may attack and fly off with somebodies pet dog as there is a public path near the centre where people reguarly walk their dogs. This is a large Eagle about the same size as a Golden Eagle and a little bigger than a Bald Eagle but a lot more ferocious and powerful.

Taken with a 100-400L IS lens. 1/320th @ f/6.3 ISO 200.


Rick Clark June 06, 2006

Mark - Awesome image and story. #459851

Natasha Ursula Pyle June 06, 2006

Awesome image, Mark. :) #2861778

Nadine A. Lewis June 06, 2006

Great capture! Very nice gallery also. #2861871

David L. Luchowski June 06, 2006

Neat capture ,Mark. Serious visual impact. #2862028

Janine Russell level-classic June 07, 2006

Mark, great detail, lighting and point of view. #2867139

Ruth Robbins level-classic June 14, 2006

This is a beautiful image. The composition with the right wing and his intent expession bring it alive. Thanks for incduding the story. Wonderful job. #2896174

Donna La Mattino Pagakis August 22, 2006

Excellent expression and pose, a wonderful finalist and potd!! #3196638

Sherry Stricklin Boles level-classic August 22, 2006

Congrats on your POTD! Very interesting description as well... #3196647

Janine Russell level-classic August 22, 2006

Mark, congratulations on your finalist and POTD. #3196676

Joy Rector August 22, 2006

congrats on the POTD #3197051

Melissa Wynn August 22, 2006

A fantastic shot of the eagle. Congrats on POTD it is well deserved! #3197171

Guy D. Biechele level-classic August 22, 2006

Very striking and powerful image. A deserving POTD. Congratulations! #3197359

Autum Rhoades August 22, 2006

Mark, this is a phenomenal capture! What a fantastic eagle (didn't realize this type of eagle existed) and I love the history that you gave us. Photos, to me, can mean so much without a story but when you add a story they take on that much more meaning. GREAT work!!! #3197386

August 22, 2006

This is a wonderful shot with great lighting. The story about the photogaph is very interesting. Thanks so much for sharing. And congrats on the award. :) Andree #3197736

Mary N C. Taitt August 22, 2006

Congratulations on your finalist and POTD, Mark. A stunning capture, very clear, great eyes, and I really appreciate the information. Mary :-D #3198101

Sharrie Thomas August 22, 2006

What a oustanding closeup! Thanks for sharing all the info on him as well. It made the picture have a lot more meaning. Kudos. #3198158

RC Fritz August 22, 2006

Congratulation on your POTD, Mark! #3198304

Noel Baebler August 22, 2006

Congratulations, Mark! Brilliant! #3199113

Mary Clarke August 22, 2006

Congratulations on POTD Mark, super image #3199613

August 22, 2006

Excellent capture mark - sharp eyes and soft focus on beak. Well done. #3199740

Helen N. McHugh August 22, 2006

Awesome capture, Mark! Great information! Congratulations on your POTD!!! #3199826

Milan Banik August 23, 2006

excellent composition and story.
cogrates! #3203936

Mark Oxley August 23, 2006

Many thanks for your generous and kind compliments. I was so thrilled to have this image chosen as POTD, a first for me and a nice suprise. #3204760

Lori Carlson August 27, 2006

Congratulations Mark! I love your title, all that you shared, and the shot of course! :0) What a pose! And fills the frame great!! :0) #3225587

Allan L. Dy October 08, 2006

Congratulations Mark! Excellent capture! #3421214

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