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A very very cooperative RTH...

 
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Feb 25, 2012 18:01 |  #1

This fellow wasn't too worried about us, but rather coping with the 30+ knot winds cutting through the Edith Read Nature Reserve, located near Playland, on the Long Island Sound shore, in Rye, NY. I was getting within 30-40 feet of him, with no sign of concern coming from him. Apparently, he's a regular and answers to the name Max. Or is it Maxine?

The first shoot I thought would be killer, but the eye lid of his left eye is partially closed. I seem to have a hallo effect going on against the brilliant blue. Any thoughts as to why I'm getting this and how I can control it?
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Feb 25, 2012 18:05 |  #2

Beautiful crystal clear flight shots indeed.




  
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Feb 25, 2012 18:08 |  #3

Thanks! Now if I can only get rid of the halo effect. Over sharped RAW file? Too much fill light? This is annoying me.


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Feb 25, 2012 18:13 |  #4

I think the 'halo' is your eyes creating it. Sometimes when you have a dark wing/feather in front of a bright blue sky your eye will 'see' a lightening around it.


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Feb 25, 2012 18:23 |  #5

Forgive my ignorance but RTH = red tailed hawk?


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Feb 25, 2012 18:38 |  #6

You are not kidding he was very nice to you. THose look great. I am in a battle with the RTH's around me.


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Feb 25, 2012 18:53 |  #7

Jon: The second glass of red I'm enjoying seems to be repairing that effect.

Keebert: You're on page.

No Angle: I know that feeling all to well.

Thanks guys!


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Feb 25, 2012 18:56 |  #8

Great shots Kevan, what a wonderful opportunity to get that close to one of these guys. I only ever see them about 4-500 ft above me.


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Feb 25, 2012 18:57 |  #9

You are so lucky you have a friendly RTH, maybe you can introduce the rest of us here? :) Great series. I think the halo is just the light hitting the feathers :)


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Feb 25, 2012 18:58 |  #10

very nice series, Kevan




  
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Feb 25, 2012 19:25 |  #11

I'll swap you one RTH for a Snowy.


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Feb 25, 2012 19:26 |  #12

Great series Kevan, I now know what it feels like to get good RTH shots I am sure your feeling that also?


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Feb 25, 2012 20:45 |  #13

A very nice series here of a juvie RTH...a very exciting bird and a great hunter.


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Feb 25, 2012 20:47 |  #14

JTF wrote in post #13966481 (external link)
Beautiful crystal clear flight shots indeed.

I concur.
Congrats.


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Feb 25, 2012 21:01 |  #15

Very nice, Kevan! I'm with Jon, I think the sharp contrast between the sky and the wings is giving the illusion of haloing.

These are some fantastic RTH shots, and I really love the first one :)


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