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    Raptors at Falconry display

    Raptors at Falconry display
    Hooded Falcon

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    Red Tail Hawk

    Raptors at Falconry display



    Another Hawk

    Thanks for taking the time to look.
    Mal

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    Re: Raptors at Falconry display

    Does the one in the first shot play football or rugby? The other two are quite handsome!

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    Re: Raptors at Falconry display

    Wow

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    Re: Raptors at Falconry display

    These are great shots! If I may, I'd suggest adjusting the exposure and/or contrast a little with numbers 2 and 3. There is some awesome detail, but I feel they are a little washed out. But you got some amazing shots! Bravo!

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    Re: Raptors at Falconry display

    Hi Mal, (or Will?)

    I like the last two better.

    As nothing more than a casual observer, I find shots of hooded birds not too attractive because you cannot see the eyes - that said, I know there are reasons for the hoods to be used and in terms of keeping the bird calm, they are better off wearing one. The other downside of #1 is the on camera flash has given flat, frontal lighting.

    I tend to agree with Frankie, possibly a third of a stop less exposure, or PP recovery would help the highlights in the last two shots.

    Good work though, well done,

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    Re: Raptors at Falconry display

    very nice!

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    Re: Raptors at Falconry display

    Very nice, I always try to get up close to their enclosures. My bit of daring.

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