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    First bird shot ever

    I'm not changing my ways, I was just out with my dogs and saw this fellow shoot by and land in a nearby tree. Got as close as I could, about 25m and got this. I'm not ready for BIF, so maybe I'll try some BAR (birds at rest).

    First bird shot ever

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    Re: First bird shot ever

    I like it Kevin. Background is a bit busy, but it's wildlife (bird is not posing from inside a cage!) and there is not much we can do. Is it a squirrel he is snacking?

    Thanks for sharing and I hope you will start using your great experience and talent to "supply" us lots of flying guys in both BIF and BAR modes!

    Regards,

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    Re: First bird shot ever

    Thanks, Otavio

    It is indeed a squirrel. I din't know he had one till I pulled it up in LR.

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    Re: First bird shot ever

    Very nice catch Kevin Bg is what it is, all you can do is move around to get branches from intersecting the bird's head etc. Good exposure and lots of detail !! Fine catch !!

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    Re: First bird shot ever

    Thank, Alfred. This guy was becoming quite aware of me, so I was afraid I'd lose the shot completely if I moved. So 'tis what 'tis. He left almost immediately afterward.

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    Re: First bird shot ever

    An opportunity like this will turn you into a bird photographer in no time; Oh and I believe thar BAR mode comes after the shoot!

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    Re: First bird shot ever

    beautiful shot... great detail, focus and clarity..

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    Re: First bird shot ever

    Thanks, Randy and Christina!

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    Re: First bird shot ever

    Great capture, Kev. I wonder if you could remove that vertical branch just in front of its beak?

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    Re: First bird shot ever

    Great capture, Kevin. The fact that you caught him with a squirrel makes it an interesting image sitting or not.

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    Re: First bird shot ever

    Thanks , Paul and Greg for the feedback. Sorry for the slowness of response, but am on a rare business trip.
    Greg, certainly will remove that stick- I offered that shot with no BG adjustments and it could use a couple.

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    Re: First bird shot ever

    That is a nice shot, Kevin. Hard to catch those guys when walking around.

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    Re: First bird shot ever

    Great shot. If you are up to it, you may want to photoshop ( clone, to be specific ) the the two vertical branches, to make it perfect. Regardless, it is a beautiful picture.

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    Re: First bird shot ever

    Kevin, wow. What a capture. Took me a while to notice the squirrel.

    Karm

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    Re: First bird shot ever

    Kevin:
    Good for you. Great shot of hawk with prey. You can even see the squirrel's feet clearly.

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    Re: First bird shot ever

    Good catch. Envious!!!

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    Re: First bird shot ever

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    Good catch. Envious!!!
    Ditto

    Well done Kevin

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    Re: First bird shot ever

    I like it Kevin . Good clear eyes, beak, and we forgive no talons when hes got them stuck in a prey. Love that you kept the environment natural.

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