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This male came in over a hedge that was in shadow, but it was still backlit by the evening sun. I thought it made quite striking shot picked out against the dark.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Lens:EF500mm f/4.0L IS USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:500mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/800sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Backlit Buzzard
Username:ColinEJ ColinEJ
Uploaded:2 Mar 2013 - 12:55 AM
Tags:Bird of prey, Buzzard, Raptor, Wildlife / nature
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tonyguitar
2 Mar 2013 - 1:49 AM

QUITE Striking? Understatement!! Dynomite! Normally there would be no frontal detail. This is just super! TG

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G3
G3  11 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2013 - 1:49 AM

One could wait for years to get this shot..!!!!!!!! Your good fortune and skill has made a remarkable shot

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terryxc
terryxc  2 England
2 Mar 2013 - 2:44 AM

Absolute amazing shot, brilliantly taken, superb, most people would give their right arm for that shot, i know i would, brilliant capture..

Terry.

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paskinmj
paskinmj  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2013 - 4:53 AM

Exquisite shot. Love the light captured. Spot on timing and exposure. Gets my vote and award too!!
Matt

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
2 Mar 2013 - 5:29 AM

This is an amazing capture !! This kind of shots are rare Smile

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johnke
johnke  154 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2013 - 6:21 AM

Absolutely down right exceptional Wow, you have done something special...John

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2013 - 7:19 AM

Don't think they come any better than this Colin
in action brilliantly taken
Lillian

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mossy  146 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2013 - 8:52 AM

Right place, right time Colin, magic photo.

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
2 Mar 2013 - 10:26 AM

Wow! Well captured.

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KDC
KDC e2 Member 2KDC vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2013 - 10:42 AM

Do you live with your camera in your hand?
An incredible shot, I'm jealous. Tongue

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
2 Mar 2013 - 3:46 PM

Just perfect!!!!
Effrossini

Last Modified By leontari at 2 Mar 2013 - 3:46 PM

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4566 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom62 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2013 - 5:38 PM

Glorious shot !!!....impressive stuff !

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podgod
podgod  10494 forum posts Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2013 - 8:45 AM

Great shot, I'll add my UA to what I'm sure will be a growing list.

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ianrobinson
ianrobinson e2 Member 41107 forum postsianrobinson vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2013 - 12:01 AM

A superb shot well taken, love that back light, just how i like my shot if I can, makes the shot that much more special IMHO.

Ian

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Ayoob
Ayoob e2 Member 3Ayoob vcard Australia
6 Mar 2013 - 1:49 AM

WOW.........WOW..........GrinGrinGrin

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2013 - 10:40 PM

Excellent shot,

Ali

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