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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!
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Great expression captured. Really sharp with wonderful detail.. Like it..
( back home from DN cold and wet )
PS... See you tomorrow with my nuts.. Never go anywhere without them
super image, loks like its saying your next
Fantastic image and detail Cheryl.
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.
Quote: PS... See you tomorrow with my nuts.. Never go anywhere without them
too much info...
I thought that Cole, but didn't like to say
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.
You got the look! as Roxette once said!
All of the above and then some, they will soon need to make you an EC section of your own.
portrays the power of the bird very well
Cracking shot. Love the pose you have caught.
It's a beauty Cheryl...
LOVELY SHOT didn,t take you long to get out and use your D300
This wasn't my D300, was on loan from Photography Monthly
Some squirrels for a few days I think.
Er, didn't notice the EC, think Pete must be ill or something.
I'll need to get a new supply of cashews now.
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.
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.
PM me if you have some specific questions on the D300 and I'll try and answer them.
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.
Brilliant.Why would Pete feel the need to justify himself ???????
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.
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
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.
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.
see... I told you Pete liked you
I can't keep up !!
Amazing clarity, great capture!
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