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A feeding shot of the Goshawk.

Had to do a bit of cloning as there was a rather prominent leaf in the bg that I did not notice for a couple of shots. Of course, once removed I did not capture this look again.

A shot I had wanted for a while. That look that says this is my food!

Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:200-400
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Goshawk Feeding
Username:csurry csurry
Uploaded:25 Nov 2007 - 5:38 PM
Tags:Accipiter gentilis, D300, Digitally manipulated, Goshawk, Juvenile, Pets / captive animals, Portrait, Rabbit
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49er
49er  8564 forum posts
25 Nov 2007 - 5:48 PM

Great expression captured. Really sharp with wonderful detail.. Like it..
( back home from DN cold and wet )

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Mariusz
Mariusz  9 Poland
25 Nov 2007 - 5:48 PM

perfectly done

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49er
49er  8564 forum posts
25 Nov 2007 - 5:52 PM

PS... See you tomorrow with my nuts.. Never go anywhere without them Smile

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jjimmyjimbones
25 Nov 2007 - 5:57 PM

super image, loks like its saying your next

jimmy

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2007 - 6:06 PM

Fantastic image and detail Cheryl.
Tom.

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dathersmith
25 Nov 2007 - 6:16 PM

WOW another fantastic image, super detail. Can't wait till Santa comes, not that a D300 will make me get shots like this but at least I'll enjoy trying.

Darren.

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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2007 - 6:45 PM


Quote: PS... See you tomorrow with my nuts.. Never go anywhere without them

too much info...Smile

Nice shot

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2007 - 6:51 PM

I thought that Cole, but didn't like to say Smile

Thanks all.

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fishy2
fishy2  7
25 Nov 2007 - 7:43 PM

awesome capture

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IanA
IanA  113048 forum posts England12 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2007 - 8:03 PM

.jpg!!?? Wink

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2007 - 8:06 PM

Yes jpeg, I do now have a trial version of LR3 so I can open them, but this was processed prior to that.

More playing with the D300 tomorrow on the squidges at Formby. That should test the AF a bit. Smile

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mattberry
mattberry  10259 forum posts England14 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2007 - 9:33 PM

Outstanding!

You got the look! as Roxette once said!

Matt

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podgod
podgod  10494 forum posts Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2007 - 11:11 PM

All of the above and then some, they will soon need to make you an EC section of your own.

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10933 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2942 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2007 - 2:41 AM

Superb shot.

W

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riprap007
riprap007  101568 forum posts England37 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2007 - 10:20 AM

portrays the power of the bird very well

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fossilized
fossilized  1079 forum posts United Kingdom
26 Nov 2007 - 6:47 PM

Cracking shot. Love the pose you have caught.
jean

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PatrickSmith
26 Nov 2007 - 7:10 PM

It's a beauty Cheryl...

Patrick

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DIGILUX
DIGILUX  9
26 Nov 2007 - 8:39 PM

LOVELY SHOT didn,t take you long to get out and use your D300

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2007 - 9:10 PM

This wasn't my D300, was on loan from Photography Monthly Smile

Cheers all.

Some squirrels for a few days I think.

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2007 - 9:11 PM

Er, didn't notice the EC, think Pete must be ill or something.

I'll need to get a new supply of cashews now.

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Ceciliat
Ceciliat  9 Philippines
27 Nov 2007 - 2:29 AM

Nice shot Cheryl, would like to know how well does the D300 do with the higher ISO ranges as I am trying to make up my mind rather to buy the D300 or D3.

Cheers,
Cesie

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2007 - 7:11 AM

Cesie, it's good at high ISO. I believe that the D3 is better but I've not experienced it for myself (still hoping to borrow one).

I've been impressed enough to buy a D300. Mainly because if I went with the D3 at the moment I would need a longer lens to compensate for the full-frame.

HTH
PM me if you have some specific questions on the D300 and I'll try and answer them.
Cheryl

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Pete
Pete Site Moderator 1318461 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2007 - 9:02 AM

Yes another EC for Cheryl! I was asked why I like this...
Well for me it's one of the best Bird of Prey feeding shots we've had on ePHOTOzine. Many taken at wildlife centres show the brid eating a lump of meat. This (even if it has been provided by a handler) looks as though the bird caught it in the wild.
Secondly: the excellent moment captured as it stares right into the lens.
Third: the superb control of depth of field. Framing with the blurred foreground strip and backdropped by a perfectly out of focus green.
Fourth: Composition. The bird is placed well in the frame, also with a decent amount of surrounding detail so it's not cramped tightly within the frame.
And finally: Cheryl's skill at processing for web delivers a razor sharp result that shows no sign of over-sharpening or over-saturation.

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Ceciliat
Ceciliat  9 Philippines
28 Nov 2007 - 4:10 AM

Thanks Cheryl.

Cesie

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91911 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2007 - 11:52 PM

Brilliant.Why would Pete feel the need to justify himself ???????

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2007 - 8:36 AM

Actually Bri it was me that asked Pete on this occasion, well I know for sure that I did, but I don't know that others might not have as well.

I was rather surprised, feeding shots normally pass straight by Pete, so I was curious what made this one stand out. I know he has chosen one other previously, but given that there are usually a number from any falconry day the proportion of HCs\ECs for feeding shots would be on the extremely low side.

So that made me curious. I don't normally ask and I wasn't really expecting Pete to put his explanation here. But it gives me an insight into why it works for other people as well as why I chose it to post.

So sorry for any confusion. Not the normal EC row, honest.

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bricurtis e2 Member 91911 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2007 - 10:16 AM

Thank you Cheryl. Petes comment is very extensive and as it is several months since he said he could no longer cope with selecting HC/ECs as well as running the site but is still doing it, I though it strange that he went to such lengths to explain his reasoning on this one. You can't argue with it though.

Not a normal EC row - now that must have pleased you Wink

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Pete
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29 Nov 2007 - 11:35 AM

I didn't want to mention names, but wanted to reply and it's better for all that the reply is under the photo rather than to an individual by PM.

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2007 - 2:19 PM

It's was curious for me because on this last feeding session with the goshawk and the previous one with the peregrine (on tawny) have I personally felt that I have captured the essence of the image.

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carrot_heid
30 Nov 2007 - 9:38 PM

see... I told you Pete liked you Smile

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chase
chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England242 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2007 - 5:48 PM

I can't keep up !!

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Bonico
Bonico  4 Romania
9 Jun 2010 - 9:16 PM

Amazing clarity, great capture!

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