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Afternoon all. Not a terribly great shot but it amuses me. Tomorrow I am off to do an owl photography workshop with the same wildlife photographer that I did the Red Kites with. So I was just looking at the Kite shots, which were not very good. Everything was against me that day, the weather, the light and most of all the Kites. I was not actually focused on the birds here, but some meat left down for them, so the birds in flight are not sharp. Just thought these crows on the ground looked like they were hoping for a good punch up WinkGrin. Thanks for C&Cs on previous upload.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 450D
Lens:EF400mm f/5.6L USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:13 Oct 2011 - 4:32 PM
Focal Length:400mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:+2/3
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Ringside seats
Username:moiral moiral
Uploaded:4 Nov 2011 - 4:16 PM
Tags:Crows, Red kites, Wildlife / nature
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7137 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2011 - 4:22 PM

Sounds like you're going to have a fabulous day tomorrow, Moira, would love to join youSmile Carol

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2011 - 4:30 PM

Have a great day Moira, a well timed shot..Lin

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2011 - 4:32 PM

Have a great day out.....we'll look forward to some master class images then?
You have done a lot better here than I would have managed, Moira.
Ronnie.

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2011 - 4:55 PM

Good capture

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hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk e2 Member 5hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2011 - 5:04 PM

When you go to the owl centre take your tripod and take your time with kites and you want flight shots keep on one and follow it round dont try to get other kites hope this helps
getting back to your shot it not easy to take but you have done a great job excellent
mike

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2011 - 5:34 PM

You'll get better images this time because if what you did this time. You know some of the problems now, and the birds don't know you want pictures to show here, or they'd be really awkward.

Dougie

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Rock
Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2011 - 6:39 PM

You did your best Lass so nought to get upset about.

Rock

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lesliea
lesliea e2 Member 5lesliea vcard Australia
4 Nov 2011 - 6:43 PM

Nice image Moira, Have a nice time enjoy.
Allen, Smile

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Samuel_Aron
4 Nov 2011 - 6:44 PM

Great shot! I like the action.Smile Good luck with the workshop.
Sam.

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2011 - 7:51 PM

Enjoy your day Moira .
Joan.

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kirkoid
kirkoid e2 Member 3kirkoid vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2011 - 7:53 PM

May not be the sharpest capture but sure tells a story. Well captured under the circumstances.
Dave

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2011 - 8:28 PM

wonderful timing moira have a brilliant day tomorow Wink
andy

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ssnowyc
ssnowyc  7 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2011 - 9:03 PM

You lucky thing such a good idea

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gingerdelight

Unusual and, as you say, very amusing! Enjoy the Red Kites!
Carol

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pdcche
pdcche  4 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2011 - 9:19 PM

Well timed capture Moira, well spotted.. Peter

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2011 - 10:49 PM

Nice little snippet of life in the wild Moira. Flight shots are never easy but no problemwith this. I agree about the crows.!!!Grin
Ron

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JustDucky
JustDucky  3 Canada
5 Nov 2011 - 12:39 AM

great timing Moira, fabulous image
Tammy

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accipiter
accipiter e2 Member 5accipiter vcard England57 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2011 - 7:00 AM

Crows are indeed bristly creatures who enjoy an argument. Enjoy your owl trip Moira. A

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2011 - 7:09 AM

A difficult task - still practice makes perfect and enjoy the day

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unicorn17
unicorn17  6 Scotland
5 Nov 2011 - 9:00 AM

Fun to see Moira and hope you have a great Owl day today .Weather fine for you too!!Wink

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2011 - 11:42 AM

Certainly a lot of action there Moira. Carole

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Peagreen
Peagreen  4 England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2011 - 9:19 PM

Great timing, Moira, well capturedSmile
Take care, Pauline

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