Dumbass eagle, I'll put yer eye out!

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Comments (135)

Olda Templ Vykydal on January 20, 2009

Bravo Guy. Very nice photo. YS!

Jean Gregory Evans on January 20, 2009

Wow, Guy, great photo! Astonishingly wonderful.

Do they play together often?


someGuyinmasset on January 20, 2009

Thanks M, Mario, Ippa, and Templ.

You know what they say Jean: 'Birds of a feather.......'


Jean Gregory Evans on January 20, 2009

Guy, are these birds of a feather then?

How did you get this shot? Do you hide? Surely you can't be using your tripod to get this action like this, do you? Please tell me your secrets!


someGuyinmasset on January 20, 2009

Hi Jean, perseverance, bright low sun, tons of failures, sacrifice focus for speed, be prepared to wear out your delete button, learn new and vile cusswords.

Gnarly put up a few blurred shots.

Norrel on January 20, 2009

Thank you for this advice, Guy! You're really very helpful. I will try this with our birds. I'm already practising the vile cusswords.

not1word on January 20, 2009

I'm glad to see that the penguin suit I sent you is working so well, Guy.

This is an amazingly good shot. The annoying byplay of the raven (or crow, depending on if we're annoying others), the put upon eagle (or crow, if we're annoying others), a handy little wave breaking in the background to...BREAK things up!, the stones that Ippa and I like, what a list. Well done, Guy.

someGuyinmasset on January 20, 2009

Once you got them Norrel, the rest is easy.

A penguin suit not1word???? I thought it was a Nun outfit! Well, don't make a habit of it.

Norrel on January 20, 2009

Sorry, Guy, I had to stop practising the vile cusswords. Neighbours have been complaining about some bloke with a camera, running through the streets, yelling 'Dagnabbit!' .

Chris10 © on January 21, 2009

Nice shot Guy but very horrible... Cheers, Christien.

Giampietro Fioraso on January 21, 2009

Beautiful photo... © Giampietro F.

someGuyinmasset on January 22, 2009

Well Norrel, 'dagnabbit' is a pretty strong word, maybe try something less crude such as 'shucks' or 'golly'.

Don't worry Christien, nobody got hurt here, this time.

Thank you Giampietro F.


not1word on January 22, 2009

I like "durn", or if I'm particularly vexed, I'll haul out "aw bananas!" That always shocks folks.

Norrel on January 22, 2009

I've never been taught cusswords nor swearing in English. So I'm very happy you guys are teaching these words to me. I'm very fond of the word 'dagnabbit', as you have noticed, because this word is attached to my favorite panoramio picture. As english isn't my native language, I always use the word 'Goeie Grutjes' in occasions like this.

not1word on January 22, 2009

I've known one or two rude individuals who would invoke "Grape Nuts" in times of sore displeasure.

someGuyinmasset on January 22, 2009

If I resort to cereal I usually go for Count Chocula or Frankenberry, but sometimes just Corn Flakes with a banana sliced into them.

diannemcd on January 23, 2009

Now I am wondering about this photo.....maybe the magical Guy has been using his wand here also.

someGuyinmasset on January 23, 2009

No tricks by me Dianne, but some pretty fancy aCROWbatics.

kamalyn on January 25, 2009

Aided by your Eagle Eye, no doubt :)

Sue Allen on January 25, 2009

Oh my goodness! I bow to the bird whisperer. This is all too much! Fantastic shot, Guy, i'm getting kind of used to saying that, but for good reason! REally fantastic shot. I can't believe what I'm seeing and that you managed to take a photo of it as well!




I'm wondering, did he actually hurt the eagle, or did he miss?

Best wishes,


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 18, 2009
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    by someGuyinmasset
    • Taken on 2009/01/18 14:51:04
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/750)
    • Focal Length: 300.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash