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Taken last week in Finland, I was squatting in 8inches of snow waiting for him to come down, its just not knowing when or where he will go. The light helped, gave me a faster shutter speed. I couldnt use the 500 lens as too heavy to hand hold, so just using my 70-200, which as it happened turned out to be the best lens. As everyone who used it missed out

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Lens:EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:2 Mar 2012 - 8:37 AM
Focal Length:200mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/3200sec
Exposure Comp:+5/3
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Hawk Owl
Username:hibbz hibbz
Uploaded:10 Mar 2012 - 8:40 AM
Tags:Bright, Cold, Finland, Hawk, Owl, Snow, Wildlife / nature
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Votes:46
Voters:mikesmith · Lynamick · Trev_B · Ray_Seagrove · jennialexander · franken · rontear · buxton · JohnChambersPhotography · hobbs · zapar40 · morpheus1955 · gloccy · gwynn56 · JohnHawthorne · Mike59 · cheesey · Paintman · Rev2 · Pete · cats_123 · Iain_Proudfoot · Pricegrah · Brian_Scott · malleader · ugly · Daisymaye · bagman · mex · Tynnwrlluniau · Niknut · Karrol · lynks · Eviscera · fazzer · nikshot · johnjo58 · JuBarney · angej · Alan_Baseley · chris-p · woodlark · rayme330 · KarenFB · M_squared · mikearicha ·
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mikesmith
mikesmith Plus Member 1047 forum postsmikesmith vcard United Kingdom35 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2012 - 8:41 AM

A stunning capture, pin sharp focus and you've captured such a wonderful pose. Maybe a slightly tighter crop??
Mike

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hibbz
hibbz  4 Wales
10 Mar 2012 - 8:44 AM

Thanks Mike, might try that see how it works. Jenny

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Trev_B
Trev_B Plus Member 8142 forum postsTrev_B vcard England68 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2012 - 8:46 AM

Simply marvellous...wonderful eye contact and superb detail Jenny.

Trev

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franken
franken Plus Member 123525 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2012 - 9:15 AM

Very nice.

If it were mine I'd be tempted to clone out the couple of dark blobs at the top as your eye is drawn to them. Still excellent though.

regards

Ken

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rontear
rontear Plus Member 12rontear vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2012 - 9:18 AM

Action packed Jenny, chose the right lens !!!
Ron.

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hibbz
hibbz  4 Wales
10 Mar 2012 - 9:28 AM

Thanks All, Ken & Mike I have since cropped & taken out the dark blobs, so I could enter into a competition, so thanks for all your comments it does help. Jenny

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JohnChambersPhotography

A top image timed to perfection, Fantastic shot.

John

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cheesey
cheesey  9 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2012 - 10:20 AM

Cracking image, very nicely captured.
Cheesey.

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Rev2
Rev2 Plus Member 5278 forum postsRev2 vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2012 - 10:20 AM

Cracking shot of this fantastic bird.

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cats_123
cats_123 Plus Member 114341 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2012 - 10:58 AM

love the angle Smile

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ugly
ugly Plus Member 7ugly vcard United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2012 - 12:29 PM

A top inffligt image...
Great skill in getting this image...
So sharp and clear..
Magic detail...
Great work...
Nice to see the snow in background helping the image...

Dave

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2012 - 2:13 PM

A superb detailed capture............Sandy

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Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau Plus Member 559 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales37 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2012 - 2:39 PM

One of the finest bif images I've seen on the forum! Brilliant capture.
Alun

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fazzer
fazzer Plus Member 644 forum postsfazzer vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2012 - 6:15 PM

WOW..........stunning

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johnjo58
johnjo58  4 United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2012 - 6:45 PM

In MHO one of your best Jenny, superb in flight photograph
David

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JuBarney
JuBarney Plus Member 4JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2012 - 7:29 PM

Super sharp capture
Ju

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M_squared
M_squared Plus Member 4M_squared vcard United Kingdom
11 Mar 2012 - 9:54 AM

Another stunner.

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