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this is the wedgetail eagle and his keeper - i think he loved her.

he was so affectionate to her. remarkable. i think from memory they had only been training together for a short time - a few months.

this was my fave photo from the day.

* so many comments have stemmed from this one image. really moving words that make me so proud to be able to share the image with you.
there have also been deviations inspired by this one photo. i will be linking them here as i can.

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Daily Deviation

Given 2007-09-16
keeper by *lightandshadow Comment by ~knalleknuten "Saw this deviation today and was so deeply touched that I must suggest this to you as a daily deviation: For me its a strong and intimate depiction of love, adoration and understanding without words. A shelter for both of them." Comment by Kev: This image touched me on so many levels that it has to be a DD. A perfect moment between human and nature. ( Suggested by knalleknuten and Featured by Photosbykev )
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Son-of-Icarus Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I had a crow like this once. But I let him go.
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WhiskerfaceRumpel Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heart-warming. 
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EstherJones Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can not even tell you how I feel, this is really beautiful:)
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Paganheart22 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
this is the most beautiful picture ever.. thank you for sharing it
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katkotab Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
woooooooooow
so sweet
so cute
such a touching photo :)
LOVE it
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:iconsquidaney:
Squidaney Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist
you can really see the affection that is shared in this photo
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:iconallantsuki:
Allantsuki Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWWWW
And he even looks like he's smiling :3
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:iconsabress:
Sabress Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist
Very touching, thank you for sharing =)
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LaetiDraw Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
this is cute ^^
beautiful photo <3
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outdoorsman-07 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
very deep.
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:iconthewolfatyourdoor:
thewolfatyourdoor Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010   Photographer
This is just brilliant. I love it. ^_^
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:iconstinetroll:
Stinetroll Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
i really love this :love:
awesome photo
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:iconlightandshadow:
lightandshadow Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
Thank you ! :D
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:iconfiredragon97:
FireDragon97 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
such a sweet photo ^^
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:iconlightandshadow:
lightandshadow Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
thank you!
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FireDragon97 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your welcome =)
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Sabacat13 Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
Such a wonderful photo :aww:
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:iconlightandshadow:
lightandshadow Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
thank you for your kind words
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:icondray-sen:
Dray-sen Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
they're conected
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:iconlightandshadow:
lightandshadow Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
definitley
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Nakatoni Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
A tear appeared in my eye when I saw it. Incredible. So much reminds me of all birds I have hand raised and released and those that couldn't come back to the wild due to too serious injuries and also those that lived in captivity forever. Thank you for sharing this.
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awsmdragonqueen Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely beautiful capture... :love:

perfect :+favlove:
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lightandshadow Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009
:heart:
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:iconindimew:
indimew Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
Wow...this is beautiful, almost surreal.
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:iconlightandshadow:
lightandshadow Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009
:heart:
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Inferno933 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009
Simply beautiful.
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:iconlightandshadow:
lightandshadow Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009
thank you
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HawiianSpiderPeople Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
That is so amazing! I absolutely love this picture
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:iconlightandshadow:
lightandshadow Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
:D thank you!
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HawiianSpiderPeople Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
your welcome. the pic is truly amazing
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Kimahri-Wolf Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This photo truly is incredible
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Kimahri-Wolf Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I am making a news article called Incredible Animal Photos and was wondering if you would allow me to use this photo in the article :D it would be greatly appreciated
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lightandshadow Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009
of course you can. that is fine and thank you for sharing this image. :)
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Kimahri-Wolf Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
you are very welcome :D :hug:
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Tomomi8812 Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
è meravigliosa...
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Teratornis Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
I've always loved this photo. It's so incredibly beautiful and poignant. What a wonderful shot. I can't imagine why I haven't faved this yet.
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:iconlightandshadow:
lightandshadow Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
thank you for your very kind comments
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:iconteratornis:
Teratornis Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
Certainly. This is a deserving photo.
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Genesisnx Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Beyond a shadow of a doubt one of the most best pictures I've seen, very moving. Made me cry and made my day. :)
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:iconlightandshadow:
lightandshadow Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
:hug:
thanks you for your beautiful words.


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Farlevil Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009
awwwwwww. this is soooo sweet
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:iconlightandshadow:
lightandshadow Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
:D
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Sofera Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a great photo!!
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:iconlightandshadow:
lightandshadow Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
Thank you!
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acciopen Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009  Student Artist
Beautiful. reminds me of my uncles golden eagle. great picture.
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lightandshadow Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
:aww:
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dcantoni Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009
you can feel the connection. how can people be so cruel to animals when we are all so inherently connected.
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lightandshadow Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
I agree.
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MaRina731 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A very touching picture ... simply wonderful. :)
An amazing moment caught in flashlight! :nod:

:+fav:'d
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lightandshadow Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
thank you. wonderful comments :D
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Jan 15, 2007, 10:34:43 AM
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