Share this photo on Twitter Share this photo on Facebook

...And Michael Jackson???

Posted by
CElliottUK (Reading, United Kingdom) on 28 August 2010 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

I agonised over whether I should put up the "Elvis" shot or this one. I went for Elvis because I've got an infantile sense of humour! But this was, in my mind, a better shot, so, sorry to be repetitive, here it is.
I also got to hold the bird...I think that Catchlight is posting a shot today of me grinning like an idiot-I've wanted to be that close to a bird of prey for as long as I can remember, and it was a dream come true.

I was originally going to call this "No funny title", but Marleen and Sunder gave me the idea for this one-thank you guys!!!!!, I appreciate it!

But can you very fine creative folk in AM3 land think of a better one????

Canon EOS 7D 1/640 second F/6.3 ISO 1000 100 mm

Leanne from Victoria, Australia

Stunning shot, really the bird is magnificent. I like this title, as the last one made me chuckle so this follow on title did the same. I think I'm infantile as well, or can we put that down to midlife? ;)

28 Aug 2010 5:08am

@Leanne: I've always been infantile, and I probably always will be!

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Fantastic shot, love the eyes and its expression.

28 Aug 2010 5:59am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

This is too great, now not only piercing eyes at you, but
real attitude, superb photo.

28 Aug 2010 6:38am

mayoline from Hoorn, Netherlands

:-))) I've got an infantile sense of humour too!
What a wonderful feather sharp picture, his eyes are also so beautiful. Fantastic shot!!

28 Aug 2010 6:45am

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

The next great portrait - very well done !

28 Aug 2010 7:12am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

I think a good name for an animal but not exquisite singing is very expressive. Magnificent plumage i peak dangerous! It seems somewhat annoying! Perhaps the name? Very interesting image! Best regards. Adela

28 Aug 2010 7:17am

k@ from Paris, France

Never be afraid to be repetitive when that good ! I love this big birds (& planes ;) serie !

28 Aug 2010 7:18am

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Two for one.

28 Aug 2010 7:25am

@The Mouse: Haha! I knew I'd get a mouse bollicking!

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

just Brilliant!! what a shot!

28 Aug 2010 7:28am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Wow those eyes are amazing - the most piercing gaze. This has to be Spotlight it is stunning.

28 Aug 2010 7:31am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

I agree with you - this shot shows the character of the bird ..........real attitude.

28 Aug 2010 7:32am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Just superb in every way. I love it!

28 Aug 2010 7:49am

silver from k, Iran

this is power itself i love the b 52 and i remembered doctor strangelove and laughed a lot

28 Aug 2010 8:16am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Hat's off....Excellent timing

28 Aug 2010 8:42am

wolfen from Villefranche s/s, France

Très belle attitude, composition et prise de vue,
Bravo, j'adore !!

28 Aug 2010 8:52am

LB Vision & DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Haaaaaa haahaha this is not that repetitive to me this is just the continuing of the joke, it makes me laugh so much !!! Plus this is a great great shot !!! the details and colors are wonderful.
Very good job indeed.

28 Aug 2010 8:58am

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

I'm fond of infantile humour and singing owls!
Thx for the credits and this awesome shot:-)

28 Aug 2010 9:21am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Bravo, this really is fantastic, there are good shots but this is a fantastic shot, makes such a difference when the bird has its beak open, gives it some action, well done

28 Aug 2010 9:28am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

"Elvis has just left the building
Those are his footsteps right there
Elvis has just left the building to climb up that magical stair"
"What Frank Zappa and Ian Dury too?
Who's left? You will be telling me Keith Moon next I shouldn't wonder."
My beaky what a big mouth you have
Beautiful bird portrait

28 Aug 2010 9:44am

Katherine from Aberystwyth, United Kingdom

haha, I love it, and the titles are great

28 Aug 2010 12:21pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

Rowan Atkinson got planning permission...you got to be kidding!

28 Aug 2010 12:57pm

@Ted: Haha! I can't believe that that won't be overturned! What an eyesore!

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

this is an amazing capture

28 Aug 2010 1:23pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

£$%*! it should of course be 'footprints' and 'heavenly'

28 Aug 2010 1:27pm

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

Fantastic!

28 Aug 2010 1:38pm

Sunder from Chennai, India

Super image..I spent quite a while flipping between these 2 images of this bird....Elvis Vs MJ
Defnitely , I prefer this shot to the one posted earlier...
And regarding title yes, .....Micheal Jackson???...it is.
Cheers, Chris..

28 Aug 2010 1:45pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Terrific. Excellent detail.

28 Aug 2010 2:10pm

lili from *, Iran

O my god!
I loooove this shot!
Realy well done!

28 Aug 2010 2:24pm

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

Yes, oh my God...What an eyes pair!!!

28 Aug 2010 2:31pm

Don from spokane, United States

A funny title. A marvelous close up of this most impressive bird. I can't imagine holding one!

28 Aug 2010 2:48pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

How about calling it "Get that big black tool out of my face" or "wait till you see me on mondays blog!"

28 Aug 2010 3:00pm

@The Mouse: Haha!!!!Love it!!

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

While i am on, Golden eagle? a bit small for that.

28 Aug 2010 3:03pm

@The Mouse: Even better...(Took me a bit of time to get there!!!!)

Stu from Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

Oh...my.....God. Awesome, powerful, stunning photography. Magnificent work!

28 Aug 2010 4:17pm

David from Avranches, France

shamon-kick da beat ooohhhhhhh

28 Aug 2010 4:47pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

You're hilarious! Elvis AND Michael! Oh s--t! Another amazing shot!! Unbelievable!

28 Aug 2010 4:49pm

Gilles from Entre Bussy et Bruxelles, France

stunning shot

28 Aug 2010 5:35pm

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

Excellent! The big mouth is at last open!!

28 Aug 2010 6:46pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Wow...I'm taken with this creature...rather magnificent.
I can see why you wanted to have a chance to hold one.
No, no new title suggestions...you are doing just fine on your own. ;-)

28 Aug 2010 7:19pm

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

"The Eagle Appears As An Opera Singer Now!"

28 Aug 2010 7:30pm

The Dark Dude from Maestoso, United Kingdom

hey dude
man, this is some kinda weird celestine prophecy happenin duder, and carl Jung is kinda like ridin a skateboard in his grave duder
man, that's just kinda like sorta superb dude
Coulda done with this fella around as my gull was hoverin
great shot duder

28 Aug 2010 9:05pm

The MaJor from TM HooD, Iran

o_O

28 Aug 2010 9:35pm

Iris from Assen, Netherlands

what a beauty this shot!! and your text! LOL

28 Aug 2010 11:43pm

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

I think it's all been said..... but this is one helluva photo. Tremendous shot.

29 Aug 2010 1:49am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

LOL!! I like the title :) This is another GREAT image. National Georgraphic watch out! The detail and clarity are simply amazing. Very well done

29 Aug 2010 7:26am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Wow, this one is outstanding!

29 Aug 2010 7:09pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Outstanding photography! The clarity and tones are superb

31 Aug 2010 5:35am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

This is fantastic and hysterical all together. :))

31 Aug 2010 7:08am

Eric from Narbonne, France

wonderfull, you was so close, woow excelent picture !
have a nice day

21 Dec 2010 9:44pm

MSD from Fort Washington, United States

Love it! Tack sharp!

23 Oct 2011 2:54am

Canon EOS 7D
1/640 second
F/6.3
ISO 1000
100 mm

golden
eagle