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The skies became overcast and grey this afternoon at the Hawk Conservancy which made it difficult to get any memorable images but I thought the timing of this one + the detail made it acceptable. What do you reckon?

(I took the OMD EM5 but it struggled to get anything worthwhile from the flight sequences)

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:25 Jun 2012 - 1:39 PM
Focal Length:277mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/1000sec
Exposure Comp:+5/3
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:The Eagle Has Landed
Username:brian1208 brian1208
Uploaded:25 Jun 2012 - 7:00 PM
Tags:Pets / captive animals, Sports / action, Wildlife / nature
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philhomer
philhomer  446 forum posts England32 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2012 - 7:37 PM

well captured, just such a shame about the sky and the fact that the Eagle's head blends into it... have to say i would cheat and put a better sky in, don't tell us we won't notice

otherwise, nice detail

have you tried negative exposure comp for sky and using flash to light the subject? (Obv in camera not post-proc)

Last Modified By philhomer at 25 Jun 2012 - 7:39 PM

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brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110598 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2012 - 7:48 PM

Thanks Phil.

I may just try cheating this one (goes against long-held principles though Wink ).

Nope, I never use flash during a Birds of Prey display (another long held principle). I'm sure it would do the trick, maybe with the flash-extender on but it just doesn't feel right to do so

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Paul1
Paul1 e2 Member 6Paul1 vcard Ireland
25 Jun 2012 - 8:13 PM

This is an excellent shot and very well captured, well done

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kentbirder
kentbirder e2 Member 3kentbirder vcard United Kingdom
26 Jun 2012 - 3:39 PM

Great shot. Wouldn't like to be on the end of those's talons.

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