Another oldie from a workshop where i was amongst the 'trainees' although actually i ended up doing some of the tutoring.
For newer togs -
personally i have a bit of an issue with the tops of the mayflower (or whatever) running through the back of the image / subject. a wide aperture reduces the depth of field so that the subject suffers from less background distraction, whilst use of negative exposure compensation reduces the risk of highlights appearing.
Bird of prey
Pets and captive animals
Red tailed hawk
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