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Shot by design using a friends captive Gyr Falcon on a day when the light was just about perfect, I won't even begin to tell just how difficult this was to get right other than to say I had a lot of images that were deleted and look at the shutter speed in the EXIF data. I wanted to try and get a full frame image with no crop or manipulation and this was the end result.

Thanks for stopping by.....Ade

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM Lens
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:24 May 2012 - 2:00 PM
Focal Length:226mm
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/2000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Gyr Stoop
Username:Ade_Osman Ade_Osman
Uploaded:8 Jan 2013 - 11:43 AM
Tags:General, Gyr Falcon in a Stoop, Pets / captive animals, Sports / action, Wildlife / nature
Votes:75

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johnjo58
johnjo58 e2 Member 4johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2013 - 11:52 AM

I know how tough it is to get these shots (Gigrin) so you have done really well her Ade, a greta sense of speed.

WOnderful to see you posting knowing you are feeling better

David

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2013 - 11:55 AM

Cheers David, I'm still not quite back to my old self, but I'm getting there....

Ade

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2013 - 12:05 PM

Wow, Ade, what a belter, bet you're pleased with this Smile Great to see you uploading again, the macro world has missed youWink Carol

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2013 - 12:07 PM

Thanks Carol...As I said to David I ain't quite right yet, but I do have lots of plans for the New Year macro wise, so watch this space Wink

Ade

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tonyng
tonyng e2 Member 4tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2013 - 12:12 PM

This is not easy thing to do. I will struggle to find it in the viewfinder let alone capturing it. So well done Ade.

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2013 - 12:12 PM

You certainly accomplished your goal. This is an amazing shot.

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achieverswales
achieverswales e2 Member 4achieverswales vcard Wales101 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2013 - 12:26 PM

This is awesome Ade, you can feel the speed of the bird, this is why Digital is so special! You can just delete unwanted images and not worry over cost, take it one step at a time my friend.

Regards

Trev.

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Mrsbass
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8 Jan 2013 - 12:32 PM

Worth the effort - this is a stunning image

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41123 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England137 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2013 - 12:42 PM

Excellent technique, Ade, that's not the easiest of lenses to fast track a boid.

Dave

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ugly
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8 Jan 2013 - 12:57 PM

Very nice timing...
Well taken...

Dave

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Chinga
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8 Jan 2013 - 1:02 PM

Absolutely fascinating! What a great shot! GrinGrinGrin
IB

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brian1208
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8 Jan 2013 - 1:24 PM

nice work Ade (as I would expect! Wink )

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2013 - 1:30 PM

excellent, I have hardly ever manged to get a bird of prey in flight and and don't have the foggiest idea how some of you folks do it. I never know where and when to expect them, their territories seem giant! Usually I see them on the way to work, till I stop somewhere grab camera, get out of Land Rover they are a mile away!

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2013 - 2:02 PM

Now that is one inCREDibly grand capture, Ade! Well done SmileSmile

Andrew

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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2013 - 2:30 PM

An excellent capture Ade Smile

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
8 Jan 2013 - 3:11 PM

Well captured.

As the fairy tale suggests - you kiss a lot of frogs! Grin

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Nikonuser1
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8 Jan 2013 - 3:19 PM

Great shot.Smile

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NDODS
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8 Jan 2013 - 3:22 PM

A cracking dive wonderfully captured Ade.

Take care mate and let things progress in their own time...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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Meheecho
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8 Jan 2013 - 3:26 PM

To get this sort of capture is miraculous--very well done indeed
Steve

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rontear
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8 Jan 2013 - 3:48 PM

Glad to be R/C Ade, tremendous stoop from aerial predator!!!!
Ron.

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Maiwand
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8 Jan 2013 - 4:18 PM

Incredible shot Ade. I have tried many times to to get a shot similar to this but I'm afraid the little boogers are too fast for me !!GrinGrinGrin
Ron

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Glostopcat
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8 Jan 2013 - 5:08 PM

A phenomenal action shot of this bird plummeting from a great height, you've timed this one to perfection.

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taggart
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8 Jan 2013 - 5:44 PM

An astonishing capture, but what fun making the shots---

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Louise_Morris
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8 Jan 2013 - 5:47 PM

Fab-u-lous dahling!!! This is brilliant Ade, is it one of Mima's? The master is back!!! Lou

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zapar40
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8 Jan 2013 - 6:50 PM

well captured action Ade, nice one.
ant.

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KarenFB
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8 Jan 2013 - 7:00 PM

Wow! Impressive!

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8 Jan 2013 - 7:42 PM

WOW -
Joan.

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AnnChown
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9 Jan 2013 - 7:34 AM

Wow! I bet you had fun doing this Ade. Good to see you back... Smile
Ann

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Gerryrys
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9 Jan 2013 - 3:41 PM

Well done Ade. I tried this with a friendly falconer in Wales and ended up throwing all my images away.

Nice one.

Gerry

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pamelajean
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9 Jan 2013 - 10:08 PM

Impressive, Ade, nicely done.
Onward and upward, hoping you improve by the day.
As for me, struggling with a dreaded virusTongueTongueTongue!

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ChristineD
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10 Jan 2013 - 4:26 PM

This is an amazing shot well captured

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sparrowhawk
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11 Jan 2013 - 11:04 PM

just tstumbled across these Adwe my freind itb is stunning and i know exactly what you mean about the difficulty in the shot

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jasonrwl
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1 Feb 2013 - 11:12 PM

I missed this one somehow - great shot. Hope everything is ok
Jason

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JaneAnne
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7 Apr 2013 - 8:38 AM

Think it's a great shot! Well done!

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