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Here is another shot taken at a similar time but have tried, as Dave (Ugly) suggested and altered the levels and tones a bit in PS. I still don't think the great detail is there which, (with the limits of my lens) only comes with getting close to the bird. With Buzzards that's down to a lot of luck. Thanks for you comments and votes on the last one. I am really sorry I think I got the ID wrong. It's a buzzard and I feel very embarrassed I got it wrong. Apologies to all and thanks for your comments.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D7000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 DG OS APO HSM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:27 Jul 2012 - 4:26 PM
Focal Length:300mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Buzzard
Username:PaulLiley PaulLiley
Uploaded:16 Nov 2012 - 5:34 AM
Tags:'buzzard', 'leighton moss', Bird, Raptors, Rspb, Wildlife / nature
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7137 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2012 - 5:42 AM

A fine in flight capture, Paul. Carol

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
16 Nov 2012 - 5:43 AM

A good pose it is anyway

Peter

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
16 Nov 2012 - 5:45 AM

What a great capture of this beautiful bird !! Well done Smile

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debu
debu  4 India
16 Nov 2012 - 5:47 AM

Superb in flight captured.
debu

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suvarc
suvarc  4 India
16 Nov 2012 - 6:26 AM

WONDERFUL CAPTURE REALLY !!

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6105 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2012 - 6:32 AM

I think you have done exceptionally well with this. It may not be absolutely pin-sharp but the pose and the colour make up for it.

I've been trying to get a good Marshy shot at Leighton for years and haven't managed anything near as good as this.

Andy

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2012 - 6:58 AM

You have done a lot better than I would ever have managed, Paul.
Perhaps the detail is not as crisp as you would have wished but you have still managed a very good in-flight shot.
Ronnie.

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2012 - 7:31 AM

As others have already said, though not pin-sharp, what you have is a lovely in-flight. The shape of the bird is excellent.

Ann

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2012 - 7:53 AM

wonderful timing paul brilliant detail and colours a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
16 Nov 2012 - 8:04 AM

Fact is that you got a fairly good shot of the bird Paul. Have never seen one in the wild. Moira

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Ayoob
Ayoob e2 Member 3Ayoob vcard Australia
16 Nov 2012 - 8:06 AM

Beautiful in flight capture -very well taken ,Paul.......Grin

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England210 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2012 - 8:51 AM

A good inflight capture here Paul.

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
16 Nov 2012 - 10:31 AM

Well captured.

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2012 - 11:21 AM

Hard to capture without being close but a great image nonetheless and especially
with the mouth open in flight.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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achieverswales
16 Nov 2012 - 12:28 PM

You are one up on me Paul! I have never been lucky to even see one, I would rather have a bad capture than none at all, also the pleasure of seeing one, well done mate!

Regards

Trev.

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
16 Nov 2012 - 1:58 PM

I go along with Trevour, on that one Paul, your getting better!, I'm told you have to pan with it at a slightly faster speed!, I'm no good doing it with camera!, a gun is a different matter! but I don't go shooting anymore Poacher turned game keeper I think the term is, nice shot well done, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2012 - 3:01 PM

I also think you are lucky to get this image Paul
so a well done from me
Lillian

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Source e2 Member 4Source vcard
17 Nov 2012 - 11:42 PM

Wow!An amazing and dramatic capture
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milky
milky e2 Member 11milky vcard Wales
18 Nov 2012 - 8:30 PM

Excellent capture------Milky

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morpheus1955
21 Nov 2012 - 8:51 AM

Very well done Paul, in flight shots are IMHO incredibly difficult. I have tried more than once and have never managed to get anything nearly as good as this, keep up the good work

Hugh

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xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2012 - 7:12 PM

Superbly captured image,Paul. i'm sure it's very difficult. I can never find a bird, when I see one, most of the time it's gone...Grin

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