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    The Hunters

    I went out with some friends to hunt with their Hawks today. Just thought I would share some pretty Birds of prey. The redish bird is a Harris Hawk and the other a Goss Hawk. I hope you enjoy!

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    Re: The Hunters

    Wonderful images, Paul. You've rally nailed the focus on the eyes.

    On the last one, would it be farir to clone out that part of the attachment on its back that we can see, or would that be shifting too much from the reality of the scene?

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    Thank you Donald. I had thought about it and am undecided. Not a big deal to clone. It is only a radio reciever and could just as easily not been visible.

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    Well done Paul. You have captured the hawks in all their beauty.

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    OMG, these are wonderful shots. Well done Paul.

    That close all I have are those that will not run away.

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    Outstanding, love the images. What focal length ?

    Best regards

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    Thanks everyone, glad you enjoyed them. Jeff, all of these were at 400mm.

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    Re: The Hunters

    Those are great ! Wish I had that oppurtunity!

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    Great shots Paul, am i seeing things or are thay tethered ?

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    Thanks James and Jack.
    Jack, they are not tethered, what you see are the handling straps for when they come to hand. We were out hunting with them so the poles they are perched apon were a farmers fence. I chose to shoot them there as the background was better than when they were up a tree. The Goss Hawk {the one on the pole} likes to hunt in deep cover, in under the canopy. Tough spot to get a shot on a dismall day, one more reason for the pole shot.

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    Hi Paul, very good images. I prefer #3&4 good light in the eye and feather markings are beaautiful.

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    Thanks for the update, it heaps to have them trained. Great shots. I wish i could get within 200 meters,very hard to do in the open country i live in.

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