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i have been recently shot down by another member for suggesting that backgrounds are important when shooting wildlife especially flight shots..

it is of course a personal preference but my opinion is, if you are in the wrong environment and have aviaries, fences, sheds etc in the bg - exercise some discipline and just do not pick the camera up

PS etc (another humble opinion) is for improving images not attempting to rescue them. Obv 'art' effects etc are a different matter as is composite work - see the work of "K_T" http://www.ephotozine.com/user/k-t-191629

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark II
Lens:300.0 mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:13 Jun 2012 - 3:53 PM
Focal Length:300mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/4000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:500
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:European Eagle Owl - Flight
Username:philhomer philhomer
Uploaded:20 Jul 2012 - 8:20 AM
Tags:Eagle owl, European eagle owl, Flight, Owl, Pets / captive animals, Phil Homer, Raptor, Sublime images, Wildlife / nature, Www.sublime-images.co.uk
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Christazzopardi

Excellent!

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Ayoob
Ayoob e2 Member 3Ayoob vcard Australia
20 Jul 2012 - 8:44 AM

Great in flight capture.....Grin

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2012 - 8:51 AM

Like the details and tones in this fine inflight capture.
Its prehaps a little tight at the top of the frame.
Regards Richard

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Kingfisher8
20 Jul 2012 - 8:58 AM

Stunning flight shot of a beautiful bird well done.

Keith.

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
20 Jul 2012 - 9:05 AM

Brilliant love it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 2253 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2012 - 9:27 AM

I agree 100% with you about backgrounds for wildlife.......an odd bird on a fence in a garden or on farmland is OK as long as the area around is uncluttered.......IMHO........but you shouldn't be shot down because your opinion is different to others..that's the problem nowadays........some people think they are always right!!!!

I love your composition on this image......I know where the bird is going.......SmileSmileSmile

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ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
20 Jul 2012 - 9:48 AM

I agree with you, too, and I want to say that this is an amazing picture!

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43230 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2012 - 10:50 AM

A very beautiful example of our native wildlife captured in a photograph, which for me has all the right ingredients, to make such a great photograph.

Regards Nathan

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4594 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom63 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2012 - 4:45 PM

Superb shot !!....love that wing-shape !!

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orts
orts  3 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2012 - 7:27 PM

Great in flight shot.

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Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris e2 Member 42315 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
20 Jul 2012 - 8:30 PM

Super in flight shot Phil, each to their own opinion I suppose - it makes the world go round! Lou

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philhomer
philhomer  435 forum posts England32 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2012 - 8:17 AM

oooh, a UA, GEA, and EC... just a few more letters and i'll be scrabble champion - many thanks all

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MossyOak
MossyOak  2 England15 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2012 - 8:45 AM

total agreement with you on this Phil ref bg's. and this fine shot proves it. Great dof and composition
Richard

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philhomer
philhomer  435 forum posts England32 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2012 - 7:56 AM

ooooh, and a RC - thankyou voter #30, not decrying the efforts of #1-29

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cocobean
cocobean Junior Member 2 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2012 - 1:53 PM

great shot
cocobeanGrin

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brian17302
brian17302 e2 Member 2brian17302 vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2012 - 6:46 PM

Superb photo & one to be proud of

Brian

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AlanBullGuernsey
AlanBullGuernsey e2 Member 4AlanBullGuernsey vcard United Kingdom
16 Aug 2012 - 2:03 PM

Well done. Where was it taken?

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philhomer
philhomer  435 forum posts England32 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2012 - 2:14 PM


Quote: Well done. Where was it taken?

hi 'AlanBullGuernsey, as my regular or longer-term viewers will know, 97.6% of my images are cheats and this is no exception - the critter was flown at one of our own raptor workshops in the Staffordshire/Leicestershire area - see www.sublime-images.co.uk / workshops / raptors / own images or similar for more

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