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Sep 06, 2006 12:29 |  #1

Not quite the "money" shot I'm hoping for but getting closer.

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Sep 06, 2006 12:37 |  #2

Looks mighty good to me!




  
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Sep 06, 2006 12:57 |  #3

I'd say thats one heck of a shot. Well done! Focus, exposure, and comp all work!




  
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Sep 06, 2006 12:59 as a reply to  @ kr88's post |  #4

love it! Great capture.


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Sep 06, 2006 13:04 |  #5

Fantastic capture! Well done. :)




  
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Sep 06, 2006 13:10 |  #6

WepWaWep, you sure that isn't the same one from my back yard. I had to check where you live and ironically so, it's a local hawk. yep! Looks an awful lot like that one in my back yard. probably still full from eating that sparrow the other day... Think it's building a new nest one stick at a time?




  
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Sep 06, 2006 13:10 |  #7

That's an excellent in-flight capture, focused subject and blurred bg, and nicely exposed.


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Sep 06, 2006 13:33 |  #8

Thank everyone! I like this one, it's nice and the best out of the series. Shooting was tough, he was moving between two trees, getting sticks out of a dying ash tree and taking them over to this huge silver maple. I had to hide along side a neighbors garage as so not to disturb him and the swing angle was tight. I hand hold all my shots which makes keeping steady a little difficult with the 100-400(yes I need a monopod). Most of them are every so lightly out of focus and USM can't fix them.

But there was this one, the colors are perfect, the background is the most brilliant blue sky, the wings were in the best position and I had a 1/3200 sec shutter at F6.3... except I got behind the bird and cut him in halve so I only caught the rear end. LOL

I'm pretty sure he'll be back, it looks like he's building a nest in the silver maple and he got a good belly full again. Hopefully I get a couple more chances(crossing finger for a Canadian high pressure pushing through and a ten am tee off time).

David


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Sep 06, 2006 13:47 |  #9

wow awesomw capture! nice one!


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Sep 06, 2006 15:01 |  #10

Great great shot - maybe he's trying to impress a lady so you could have more to shoot soon! :)


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