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This is my closest shot of a male Marsh Harrier and yes apologies for cutting the wing off the frame. It flew right over the Leighton Moss hide and my continuous focus setting wasn't quite as quick to ' lock on' as I'd hoped. Never mind with my modest equipment it's that bit closer. I still want to get one 'in the wild' rather than a sanctuary etc.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 DG OS APO HSM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:16 May 2012 - 1:29 PM
Focal Length:500mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.3
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/3200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:640
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:No Flash
Title:Getting closer-Marsh Harrier
Username:PaulLiley PaulLiley
Uploaded:17 May 2012 - 7:35 PM
Tags:'leighton moss', 'marsh harrier', Harrier, Rspb, Wildlife / nature
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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2012 - 8:13 PM

you did well to capture this one paul a belter nice one Wink
andy

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2012 - 8:15 PM

Well done Paul Smile
Helen

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Michaela_Solway
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17 May 2012 - 9:04 PM

Well done... Good capture

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2012 - 11:21 PM

Not easy to capture Paul,
and a fine effort here.
Mick.

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moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
18 May 2012 - 8:34 AM

There is a marsh harrier at one of the lochs I sometimes go to. Have only caught a quick glimpse of it and certainly not quick enough with the camera. You caught it quite well Paul.
Have never seen coot chicks either! Moira

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4563 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom61 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2012 - 11:59 AM

Great shot !!....not easy to achieve with Harriers, they're constantly on the move....so well done !!

I've tried to 'nab' one, but they haven't come close enough yet ??...one day maybe !!

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hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk e2 Member 4hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2012 - 1:01 PM

You done well to get this close great shot
mike

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
18 May 2012 - 3:27 PM

Well done.

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2012 - 6:15 PM

Since I can't capture anything quicker than a stationary flamingo, I am the last person to criticise and just full of admiration that you got this shot.

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bromley-smith
19 May 2012 - 10:04 PM

Excellent shot Paul, wish I could get one like that.
Tony

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Oleg_Lobzin
19 May 2012 - 10:09 PM

Excellent captured.
Regards, Oleg

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Ayoob
Ayoob e2 Member 3Ayoob vcard Australia
20 May 2012 - 5:25 AM

A cracker in flight capture,Paul .....Grin

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Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
20 May 2012 - 4:39 PM

Done well here Paul, a cracking capture mate.

Len

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accipiter
accipiter e2 Member 4accipiter vcard England57 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2012 - 7:46 AM

Good one Paul - these are not easy. A

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raygregson
raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
21 May 2012 - 12:59 PM

fantastic capture paul,great timing,well done indeed.ray

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2012 - 9:50 PM

Excellent and lovely capture,well done,
saeid

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2012 - 10:02 PM

Cracking shot, way better than any of my feeble attempts to capture an in flight bird.

Hugh

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VivienO
VivienO  4 United Kingdom
21 May 2012 - 10:41 PM

Great capture. I can almost sense the Marsh Harrier's intent to swoop down.
Vivien

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NobbytheNobster
21 May 2012 - 11:24 PM

Smashing shot Paul, i've never seen one of these before!
You very lucky Smile
Rick

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2012 - 3:36 PM

'Superb in-flight Capture, Paul!'

"I will forgive You this time,...for just clipping a bit of wing off the image frame."

(PS: Now, I think I will post 'my low-flying male Mallard Shot,'...Where I 'just clipped one of his Wings off the frame'~~)~~ Smile

Ciao~ Peter

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