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Maybe should be in DM as I've tried to remove the jesses.

An even more extreme braking position than the earlier upload of a similar shot

Camera:Nikon D2X Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:300mm
Recording media:ISO 640
Title:Even More Extreme
Username:csurry csurry
Uploaded:18 Apr 2006 - 12:32 AM
Tags:Pets / captive animals
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allanC
allanC  8 Scotland
18 Apr 2006 - 12:34 AM

A stunning image with great detail.
Allan

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angelamary
18 Apr 2006 - 12:36 AM

Well timed! That's a beautiful pose you've caught, with spot-on details! Really lovely!

I think 'digitally manipulated' is for more extreme measures... swapping wings, heads etc! We all do DM to a little degree. Your's is very well done, with no signs unless you're looking for it. Well worked!

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2006 - 12:39 AM

Swapping wings is an idea. A Goshawk with Tawny Owl wings Smile

Thanks all. The square crop is to remove the post he was coming in to and also cos it didn't really add anything to the shot.

Hopefully Miles will like this one!

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sunshot
sunshot  9 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2006 - 12:40 AM

stunning capture!!!!!!!
great detail in this well done

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AlanBW
AlanBW  8 England
18 Apr 2006 - 1:07 AM

A well deserved HC for a superb action shot

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nothsafoto
18 Apr 2006 - 1:25 AM

Very nice Cheryl. Deserves the HC.

Rob

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shane
shane  9 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2006 - 1:38 AM

Brilliant shot, on eof the best of this sort of shot that I have seen for some time

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shane

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glenalva
glenalva e2 Member 8324 forum postsglenalva vcard Scotland
18 Apr 2006 - 1:41 AM

Another stunning capture, you have a fantastic portfolio.

Alison

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cdm36
cdm36  10390 forum posts England7 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2006 - 1:53 AM

Cracking pose captured here Cheryl, Smile.

Chris.

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beaniebabe
18 Apr 2006 - 2:18 AM

another HC and another cracker Smile

Angie x

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princezippy
18 Apr 2006 - 2:28 AM

A stunner

jeff

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2006 - 2:30 AM

Thanks, won't be posting for a few days. Gotta do some work Sad

Off to the NBPC on Saturday, probably for the last time as my membership expires and I don't really feel like renewing. So many other places to try. It's been good and enjoyable, but time to move on. Meeting up with Val123, but if anyone else wants to pop along - weather permitting of course.

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Briwooly
Briwooly  8452 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2006 - 2:45 AM

Thinking what to say ?? WoW yep Wow
Brian...

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johnwillywoofit

i'm envious

great capture

John B

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Mike Gray
Mike Gray  9382 forum posts United Kingdom
18 Apr 2006 - 2:53 AM

Wow Cheryl, thats some extreme braking.
Mike

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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2006 - 3:04 AM

wow, so bloody sharp!

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114484 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2006 - 3:21 AM

Have an RC as well....

I've replied to your comment on Vince's post if your interested!

Ade

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ValSaxby
ValSaxby e2 Member 8132 forum postsValSaxby vcard United Kingdom
18 Apr 2006 - 3:24 AM

Wow, wonderful shot Cheryl. Looking forward to seeing you Saturday, plus anyone else who fancies coming along. Fingers crossed for the weather.

Val

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2006 - 4:27 AM

Thanks all - have also replied to your reply Ade Smile

Weather is looking OK at the moment Val, so indeed keeping fingers crossed, but it's making typing difficult!

I have one that is even more extreme than this, but I clipped the very top of the wing Sad( Might need some PS work to rescue it.

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Blenkinsopp
18 Apr 2006 - 5:15 AM

perfect balance of clarity, DOF and feeling of movement

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karlburry
karlburry  8 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2006 - 5:17 AM

Absolutely superb. Fantastic portfolio too.

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foxybrown
foxybrown  9368 forum posts
18 Apr 2006 - 5:23 AM

coooorrrr blinding stuff.

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VintageRed
18 Apr 2006 - 5:31 AM

Just wow. Nick.

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2006 - 5:40 AM

Thanks Karl, it's just cos I delete the rubbish periodically.

Time to post some different stuff me thinks! Still have lots of in-flight stuff, but I should give Miles a break from his jealousy streak.

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geoffash26
geoffash26  102506 forum posts United Kingdom
18 Apr 2006 - 7:17 AM

Keeping Miles on his toes I see
Top stuff Cheryl
Geoff

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tigerminx
tigerminx  10237 forum posts South Africa
18 Apr 2006 - 7:33 AM

Only in my dreams can I take pictures of this quality. First class as always Cheryl.

Bruce.

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Miles Herbert
18 Apr 2006 - 7:39 AM

...sigh... still only an HC Cheryl... pile more peanuts on...

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ericfaragh
ericfaragh  10121 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2006 - 11:19 AM

Great pose, lovely timing on the capture.

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BerthaDBluze
18 Apr 2006 - 5:01 PM

Wow, great shot! Excellent lighting, colors, and detail! Smile

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User_Removed
19 Apr 2006 - 12:47 AM

cracking capture
sten

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cyberhounds
19 Apr 2006 - 2:39 PM

Wow! What a corker! Well deserved HC.

Cheers,
Ben

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Marian
Marian  862 forum posts England
23 Apr 2006 - 12:00 PM

Congrats on the HC!!
Marian

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tigs
tigs  9145 forum posts Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2006 - 10:44 PM

I was flicking through the latest copy of Digital Camera and spotted your name.... so I came looking to see if the same pic was in your portfolio... (they printed it too small, I was hoping for a proper look!!) and looky here... I think its this one Smile

Congratulations on your HC - both from Pete and from DC mag! Smile

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2006 - 10:59 AM

Yes Natalie this is the one that was in DCM, thanks.

Cheryl

Pity they spelt my name wrong Sad

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arhb
arhb e2 Member 72147 forum postsarhb vcard United Kingdom67 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2009 - 9:44 PM

First time I've seen this shot Cherly - a wonderful capture.

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maratsuikka
18 Oct 2009 - 9:49 PM

FANTASTIC,my friend,FANTASTIC

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2009 - 9:51 PM

awesome,,,,...... wow

Linda

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Emmog
Emmog  538 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2010 - 8:12 PM

You truly are the master of raptor photography. Incredible shot.
Matt

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MikeRC
MikeRC e2 Member 93488 forum postsMikeRC vcard United Kingdom
30 May 2010 - 11:31 AM

.....'wot a shot....this is terrific yet 250 EPZ'ers viewed it and did not think it worthy of a click.
.....Mike

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2010 - 12:58 PM

Thanks all.

Not visited this one for a while, but Mike as far as I can see only 110 unique visits, so 76 out of 110 I see as a pretty good hit-rate, and anyway not worth getting hung up about Grin

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