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May 30, 2015 18:48 |  #1

The Male Northern Harrier has a nickname....The Grey Ghost. This one was busy hunting and didn't seem to mind my tagging along.
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May 30, 2015 19:13 |  #2

Awesome Ian, You must have had a hoot shooting this guy!!


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May 30, 2015 20:52 |  #3

Wow that is one fantastic set! I enjoyed the whole series. The second to the last in flight shot is amazing!


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May 30, 2015 21:26 |  #4

Wonderful series Ian and congrats on finding a willing subject.


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May 30, 2015 22:42 |  #5

Another species that I have not seen. Nice set, Ian. The unique pose in #6 and the background makes it my favorite.


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May 30, 2015 23:27 |  #6

Very nice series Ian. A great find and photos.:-)


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May 31, 2015 00:53 |  #7

What great images, Ian!
I especially like the first one....it's really cool to see the top side so nicely depicted.
Very, very well done!


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May 31, 2015 01:50 |  #8

great series, Ian! i have a few shots of the elusive "gray ghost", but not many - you were fortunate to find one so willing to accommodate your lens!


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May 31, 2015 03:00 |  #9

Well captured Ian.


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May 31, 2015 03:23 |  #10

Excellent set, great work Ian.


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May 31, 2015 06:07 |  #11

Wonderful set! Don't often see harrier shots (or harriers, period) in the summer, and these are a real treat.


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May 31, 2015 06:44 |  #12

Pondrader wrote in post #17577467 (external link)
Awesome Ian, You must have had a hoot shooting this guy!!

Thanks Jeff. It was fun, I was on a dirt country road with no traffic, so I owned the road and used it all ;)

butterfly2937 wrote in post #17577557 (external link)
Wow that is one fantastic set! I enjoyed the whole series. The second to the last in flight shot is amazing!

Thanks very much Carol.

2n10 wrote in post #17577587 (external link)
Wonderful series Ian and congrats on finding a willing subject.

Thanks John. It was pretty windy, and I think he was focusing on his hunting more than on me.

ldn323 wrote in post #17577637 (external link)
Another species that I have not seen. Nice set, Ian. The unique pose in #6 and the background makes it my favorite.

Thanks Linh, you have a good eye :) that's my fave too.

KT29 wrote in post #17577674 (external link)
Very nice series Ian. A great find and photos.:-)

Thank you Terry.

Tom Reichner wrote in post #17577725 (external link)
What great images, Ian! I especially like the first one....it's really cool to see the top side so nicely depicted. Very, very well done!

Thanks Tom, as you know, you take what you're given :)

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great series, Ian! i have a few shots of the elusive "gray ghost", but not many - you were fortunate to find one so willing to accommodate your lens!

Thanks Rocky! This bird's colouration is almost like a stealth aircraft. When he was flying against a treed background, there was a fair bit of focus hunting going on. But as he got closer, that resolved itself.

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Well captured Ian.

Thanks very much Red.

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Excellent set, great work Ian.

Much appreciated Joe.

coopert wrote in post #17577894 (external link)
Wonderful set! Don't often see harrier shots (or harriers, period) in the summer, and these are a real treat.

Thanks Mike. They aren't unheard of around here, but certainly are one of the tougher ones to find.


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May 31, 2015 07:45 |  #13

Great set Ian, those eyes are mesmerizing, especially number 7, Well done my friend!


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May 31, 2015 07:48 |  #14

Great job on these, Ian; I saw one this last week, but my photos are nothing as good as yours. Well done.


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May 31, 2015 08:14 |  #15

Great shots. Just beautiful.




  
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