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Luckily I had my camera to hand when this sparrow hawk nipped in to frame whilst I was photographing some birds on my patio. Somehow the Starling survived this ordeal and flew off very quickly...
I am new to this website and photography so would appreciate any comments, good or bad.
Welcome and an excellent introduction. Very rarely do we get an opportunity to catch this kind of action, usually all over before we get hold of the camera. A great start to photography.
Wow - certainly an incredible moment. A nice shot, slightly soft but you could sharpen this with a touch of editing, colours are a bit muted, have you tried tweaking up the contrast a little to really bring out the details? Welcome to the site Derek, hope you end up enjoying it and learning from it as much as I do. - Jude
A great capture of nature at work.
You jammy devil, have been waiting years for a shot like that, but nothing. Could enhance the colouring just a little, but otherwise a little cracker.
Its a great record of raw nature at its best, well done on getting the shot.
I wonder did you take the photo through glass, your window or patio door, because that would explain some of the reason there is a lack of contrast and colour to the image. None the less it is a superb capture with great detail, welcome to E.P.Z.................
Welcome to the site, I hope you enjoy the experience, and I'm sure you will. An excellent grab shot where the drama offsets the slight lack of sharpness.
Could have been a little sharper, but you don't have chance to fiddle about when you are presented with this oportunity.
It is rare to see such an action ... Great shot, although I feel very sorry for this starling ...
Brilliant shot and well spotted.
Unusual to say the least that the starling is still alive! normally they are dead on impact, great shot best I have seen for a long time, regards Leon. welcome to EPZ have fun.
Great timing for a brilliant shot
Lovely photo and great image- glad he got away! .
Would like to see some more of your photo's even if this one is hard to follow, hope you had a good Christmas, wishing you a happy new year, regards leon.
This is an excellent photo !! Very well captured !
Brilliant spot on. Will
Very nice timing...
Certainly good timing with this one
Great image, welcome to EPZ, i hope you pick up lots of tips ,
above all have fun!!!
WOW! thats superb, once in a lifetime shot Derek. Well captured.
Thanks for your comment and vote on my upload Derek!
You have me confused! You put up such a wonderful capture as this, which many a wildlife photographer would be very happy to have in his portfolio, you get many positive responses, then you disappear for over a year! Hope you're back with us permanently this time, and looking forward to seeing what your shooting these days.
Brutal nature, great shot.
wow .. now thats being in the right place at the right time
Wow......,,, that's some capture, outstanding.
Remarkable image and great timing on your part. I spend a great amount of time making sure the local Sparrowhawk doesn't get to feature in images such as this but can only admire your ability in capturing this.
Welcome back Derek.
Welcome! A superb, opportune capture. Well done! Am glad the Starling escaped though! Look forward to seeing more of your shots
Welcome to the site. Well done on an excellent photo
You have done so well to get this shot. Slightly soft on focus which I would say is almost certainly due to the excitement of the moment and thats something most of us would be prone to. Under the circumstances I would not dream of criticising.
nb. Welcome to the site.
Wow excellent capture,well done..Lin
An amazing capture, wildlife in reality, look forward to seeing lots more of your images ... Carol
Awesome capture! Even the slight softness adds a certain old world charm. Welcome to epz.
Cracking capture Derek - very well done
Fantastic shot Derek but glad the starling escaped
Fantastic capture here.
What can I say. Right place, right time. and quick response. Not the perfect shot technically, but then you know that. Smaal price to pay for such a great opportunity. Congrats-Bob
Wow! Right place, right time, WITH camera - that doesn't happen very often!!
A brilliant capture!
Cracking image, well captured.
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