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Gyr x Saker  11

Gyr x Saker 11

This is the female Gyr x Saker featured in an earlier upload. here she is coming in to take some bait being used by the falconer, she had dropped from about 400 feet and this shot was taken when she was about 90-100 feet out and about twenty feet from the ground. She was coming in at a fair old rate of knots !
Not the best of photos, but should give an idea of how the bird looks in the air!

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Date: Tue August 19, 2008
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Colin J
Great take and focus for a difficult shot given the speed she must have been travelling at! For me I'd have liked a closer crop but that's me...Colin Smile
#1 Tue August 19, 2008 7:03pm

Thanks Colin, I felt going in closer would detract from the sense of movement through the air...IMO Smile

You don't take a photograph, you make it. - Ansel Adams
#2 Tue August 19, 2008 7:08pm

#3 Tue August 19, 2008 7:32pm

Colin J
Yes - fair point Steve!...Colin Smile
#4 Tue August 19, 2008 7:47pm

Excellent!! Very hard angle to focus at and this is great - glad I am not the prey under those feet! Viv
#5 Tue August 19, 2008 7:58pm

I wouldn't want to get hit by it at that speed. Well captured, you.
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#6 Tue August 19, 2008 8:51pm

Thank you all very much.

You don't take a photograph, you make it. - Ansel Adams
#7 Wed August 20, 2008 6:15pm

Fantastic capture Steve. As one who has tried these shots, they are not easy...john
We're off to see the Lizard~~the wonderful (sic) Lizard of Oz~~
#8 Thu August 21, 2008 12:03pm

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