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Sparrowhawk.

By paulbroad  
I set my flash units up on a tripod and got the camera tripod in position having fed the birds at home. There were a lot about. I went in for the camera and when I got back to the door there was nothing! My better half said - That's why! and this was sitting on our summer house roof.

I managed a few dozen frames, but hand held and from in the house, thus through three panes of glass - the inside window and a double glazed patio door. Only a few were satisfactory. Satisfactory but just off critically sharp?

Bearing in mind my stand on sharp images, can this be accepted as a satisfactory record even if it is technical slightly imperfect.

paul

Tags: Prey Garden Bird Hunt Kill Sparrowhawk Wildlife and nature

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Comments


Amazing image as taken through glass! Well captured.
Owdman Plus
5 6 24 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2018 11:13AM
I've tried the same and got nowhere near as good a result. Worth it for the imperious look on the hawk. I think I would have got rid of the grey in the photo top left.
Norm
DaveNewbury 4 5 3 England
11 Feb 2018 11:29AM
Yes Paul a record of the image is better than no image , but this is not an out of focus shot just difficult circumstances So well worth showing
DaveN
11 Feb 2018 12:14PM
If you hadn't said, I wouldn't have guessed this was through glass. It looks like a perfectly focused and sharp image to me, and swows great detail. Very well done. Pam
orts 10 4 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2018 12:23PM
Good image Paul, you must have a good window cleaner.
paulbroad 14 131 1293 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2018 8:40AM
Interesting. The edge is definitely off the sharpness as is clear at 100% when feather detail is soft - look at my previous Blackbird shot. I've sent this to two of the libraries I deal with as part of larger submissions just a day ago and one has already rejected it as soft whilst accepting most of the rest of the submission - mostly natural history.

It obviously depends what the image is for and I agree, this is a keeper, but I think, not commercially viable.

Paul
paulbroad 14 131 1293 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2018 12:45PM
Just another thought. The end product cannot be judged on degree of difficulty?

Paul

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