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Harris Hawk

Harris Hawk

This little lady was on a branch in a garden as i drove past i could'nt believe what i saw,so i stopped for a closer look.It belonged to the owner of the garden and he had it out whilst he mowed the lawn.Of course the camera had to come out and i chatted to the gentleman for ages lol.He is a falconer but has this one at home in an aviary in the garden.He takes it flying every day on Exmoor Smile



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Date: Sun March 1, 2009
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#1 Sun March 1, 2009 2:45pm

Thankyou Amanda,if you look closely you can just see me taking the shot in her eye Smile
#2 Sun March 1, 2009 2:50pm

Amazing that you can get such wonderfully creamy smooth bokeh at f/10. A nice shot all around.

#3 Sun March 1, 2009 3:03pm

Thanks Chris,it's that old Nikon thing again that does it lol Smile
#4 Sun March 1, 2009 3:06pm

Way to go, Bridget - I thought you said you weren't good at bird photography - hmm! This is a gorgeous shot, yes, I can make you out in the eye. A stunning portraitSmileCat
It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see ~ Henry David Thoreau
#5 Sun March 1, 2009 4:36pm

Superb capture Bridget
#6 Sun March 1, 2009 5:14pm

Nice catch Bridget Smile
Just too bad the light is on the wrong side of the head... looses that eye detail.
But... Smile a good catch.
#7 Sun March 1, 2009 5:35pm

Thankyou all very much.Kelly i am not sure what you mean about the sun as i can see plenty of detail in the eye,right down to the blue jumper i was wearing SmileBut ours screens are all differant.Perhaps yours is a little darker than mine Smile
#8 Mon March 2, 2009 8:39am

Hi Bridget... I see a dab of blue but what I meant was this:
If the birds head was fashing the sun rather than in the shade side the detail would gave been better... more visiable. Smile
#9 Mon March 2, 2009 11:49am

I think you've got a very controlled back lighting, Bridget. Not sure what would have happened to your bokeh if the bird were turned around. I think you can be thoroughly satisfied with this result.

#10 Mon March 2, 2009 3:18pm

Lovely portrait of a beautiful bird, although do agree with Kelly, with regard the shadow taking away the effect the eye would have if the bird was facing the sun... albeit said though, a striking bird....

#11 Thu March 5, 2009 6:45pm

well... this new screen has made all the difference.
I can "Now" see what i was hoping to see...
Must say its "Excellent!"
I think age is creeping up & perhaps glasses might be the next item to buy. Smile
#12 Thu March 5, 2009 9:18pm

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