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49er 12 564
25 Nov 2007 5:48PM
Great expression captured. Really sharp with wonderful detail.. Like it..
( back home from DN cold and wet )

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Mariusz 12 Poland
25 Nov 2007 5:48PM
perfectly done
49er 12 564
25 Nov 2007 5:52PM
PS... See you tomorrow with my nuts.. Never go anywhere without them Smile
super image, loks like its saying your next

Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
25 Nov 2007 6:06PM
Fantastic image and detail Cheryl.
dathersmith 11 559 12 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2007 6:16PM
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.

Coleslaw 12 13.4k 28 Wales
25 Nov 2007 6:45PM

Quote:PS... See you tomorrow with my nuts.. Never go anywhere without them

too much info...Smile

Nice shot
csurry 16 9.2k 92
25 Nov 2007 6:51PM
I thought that Cole, but didn't like to say Smile

Thanks all.
fishy2 10
25 Nov 2007 7:43PM
awesome capture
IanA 14 3.0k 12 England
25 Nov 2007 8:03PM
.jpg!!?? Wink
csurry 16 9.2k 92
25 Nov 2007 8:06PM
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. Smile
mattberry 13 259 14 Greece
25 Nov 2007 9:33PM

You got the look! as Roxette once said!

podgod 14 513 3 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2007 11:11PM
All of the above and then some, they will soon need to make you an EC section of your own.
banehawi Plus
14 1.8k 3890 Canada
26 Nov 2007 2:41AM
Superb shot.

riprap007 13 1.6k 37 England
26 Nov 2007 10:20AM
portrays the power of the bird very well
fossilized 13 79 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2007 6:47PM
Cracking shot. Love the pose you have caught.
PatrickSmith 13 1.2k 2 United States
26 Nov 2007 7:10PM
It's a beauty Cheryl...

26 Nov 2007 8:39PM
LOVELY SHOT didn,t take you long to get out and use your D300
csurry 16 9.2k 92
26 Nov 2007 9:10PM
This wasn't my D300, was on loan from Photography Monthly Smile

Cheers all.

Some squirrels for a few days I think.
csurry 16 9.2k 92
26 Nov 2007 9:11PM
Er, didn't notice the EC, think Pete must be ill or something.

I'll need to get a new supply of cashews now.
Ceciliat 13 6 Philippines
27 Nov 2007 2:29AM
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.

csurry 16 9.2k 92
27 Nov 2007 7:11AM
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.
Pete Plus
17 18.8k 97 England
27 Nov 2007 9:02AM
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.
Ceciliat 13 6 Philippines
28 Nov 2007 4:10AM
Thanks Cheryl.

bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
28 Nov 2007 11:52PM
Brilliant.Why would Pete feel the need to justify himself ???????
csurry 16 9.2k 92
29 Nov 2007 8:36AM
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.
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
29 Nov 2007 10:16AM
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 Wink
Pete Plus
17 18.8k 97 England
29 Nov 2007 11:35AM
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.
csurry 16 9.2k 92
29 Nov 2007 2:19PM
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.
carrot_heid 11 198
30 Nov 2007 9:38PM
see... I told you Pete liked you Smile
chase 12 1.1k 246 England
4 Dec 2007 5:48PM
I can't keep up !!
Bonico 8 Romania
9 Jun 2010 9:16PM
Amazing clarity, great capture!

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