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Secretary Bird... by EricReynolds Secretary Bird... by EricReynolds
Secretary Bird (Sagittarius serpentarius)... One of the coolest birds I've ever seen... looks mythological to me
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Jasminum-officinale Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Ein sehr schönes Foto! :)
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kophii Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
Beautiful
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EricReynolds Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks so much :)
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TheeEmmyKay Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning capture! One of my absolute favourite birds, and possibly the best photograph of them I've seen!

I was wondering, may I possibly use your photograph as a reference for a drawing? I'd credit your photograph, of course. :fingerscrossed:
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EricReynolds Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for the wonderful comment :) Yes, of course you can use the photo as a reference, as long as you let me see the finished product! :) Looking forward to seeing it!
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s-kmp Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
:w00t: This lovely piece has been featured here Raw-Nature Feature 8 at :iconraw-nature:

Please Fave/comment on the feature and take some time to Fave/comment on the wonderful work of our other members
(hopefully they will do the same for you) :w00t:
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EricReynolds Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for the feature! :) It's much appreciated!
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s-kmp Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
My pleasure :)
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Cundrie-la-Surziere Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Wunderschöner Vogel! So stelle ich mir einen Phönix vor.
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EricReynolds Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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s-kmp Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
What a lovely shot :)

I would like to invite you to join our group. It's a photography group that specialises in the natural world :iconraw-nature:

Why don't you check us out and if you like what you see, feel free to join us and add some of your beautiful images.
I know our members would love to see your work :)
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EricReynolds Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the invite :) I just joined and I'll submit some photos as soon as I have a little more time! Thanks again and I'm glad you like the photo...
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s-kmp Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
Excellent, love the photo, I like these birds but I've never got a decent shot of one. They always seem to be too skittish when I approach them :)
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Frank-Beer Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012   Photographer
Very beautiful picture, I like it! :clap:
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quaddie Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
These guys look almost prehistoric..
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EricReynolds Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
If you see the rest of the bird, it's almost hard to believe... Thanks for the comment! :)
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quaddie Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Yep,very tall and slender...
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Krissi2197 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Really nice capture!
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EricReynolds Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much!! :)
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scorpiandoll Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi! :wave:

You're featured : [link]

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :party:

:heart:

*scorpiandoll on behalf of #SkyAndNatureClub
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EricReynolds Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks so much for the feature! I haven't checked my account in a long time so sorry I didn't thank you earlier! :)
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scorpiandoll Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi! :wave:

You're featured : [link]

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :party:

:heart:

*scorpiandoll on behalf of #SkyAndNatureClub
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Nemo-Li Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I used this photo here - [link]

hope you not against that )
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EricReynolds Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much! I'm glad you like it :)
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Kassaine Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
Beautiful shot!
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EricReynolds Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much! I'm glad you like it! :)
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Kassaine Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
:) You're welcome.
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qwejibo2007 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
This is a stunning photo. May I use this as a sketching/drawing reference?
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EricReynolds Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Sure!! I only ask that you let me see your sketch when you're finished :)
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qwejibo2007 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
You bet! I will credit your photo as well. Thank you very much! :)
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Bluesrains Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
Great shot
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EricReynolds Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much! :)
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GIFSPLZ Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
this looks so lively & wonderfull, i can almost see him blink:heart: well done :thumbsup:
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EricReynolds Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much!! :)
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GIFSPLZ Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
np :dalove:
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Nomilicious Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm a little jealous of the lashes :D
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EricReynolds Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
He's a pretty handsome bird, right? Thanks for the comment! :)
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Esperanza19 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
beautiful shot, it's actually quite painterly ! And love the glint in the eye, adds this air of sensitivity to him :)
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EricReynolds Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks so much!! :)
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Greenfox8892 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is a great shot of a secretary bird. I didn't know it has a white beak.
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EricReynolds Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for the comment! :)
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Greenfox8892 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. ;)
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dtf-stock Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
Stunning!! They're among my favorite birds. I can never get a good shot of the ones we have at the wild animal park here though. This is gorgeous.
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EricReynolds Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much!! I took this photo with my camera lens stuck through the chainlink fence at Tierpark, in Berlin, Germany... He walked right up to me and I got lucky to get this close to him... Keep trying and be patient they will come to you :)
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dtf-stock Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
hahah awesome!

Well problem with that where I know I can find the birds here, is the fence is behind about 12 feet of cactus plants they put there to ... discourage people from getting too close to the fence! :D
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bigunknown Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Reminds me for a phoenix :wow:
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EricReynolds Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I didn't get the feathers on the back of his head in frame, but with those he REALLY looks like a phoenix!! Thanks for your comment! :)
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bigunknown Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
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FriendFrog Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
Whoa, look at those eyelashes! Great capture. :)
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EricReynolds Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks so much for the comment!! :)
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March 18, 2011
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NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D200
Shutter Speed
25/10000 second
Aperture
F/5.6
Focal Length
200 mm
ISO Speed
800
Date Taken
Mar 12, 2011, 8:19:29 AM
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