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    A friends Hawk

    This is my first post with pictures, hopefully I have managed it. C&C welcome. This was my third time out with the camera, coming from 20 yrs with a point & shoot, and the first time out with the birds. I will be going out with them again in attemots at some action shots.

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    Re: A friends Hawk

    Quote Originally Posted by jeeperman View Post
    This is my first post with pictures, hopefully I have managed it. C&C welcome. This was my third time out with the camera, coming from 20 yrs with a point & shoot, and the first time out with the birds. I will be going out with them again in attemots at some action shots.

    A friends Hawk
    A friends Hawk
    A friends Hawk
    Note to self: Make friends with a falconer.

    Great bird. I don't have a lot of technical advice to hand off, but I would say the images would be stronger if they included the feet (first two) and the tail (last one); back up, less zoom or start going through a mental checklist while you're composing a shot to make sure you're including everything, beore you release the shutter. I know if it were me, I would be soooo excited I would probably do the same too.

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    Thank you. To be honest the missing feet were a choice....a bad one but a choice all the same. At the time I thought the perch (owners arm} ruined the feel I was looking for and yet my choice caused a new issue. As for the tip....it is something I am working on and hearing others thoughts such as yours will help me remember to breath when I get excited. =}

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    Re: A friends Hawk

    Hi Paul and welcome to the CiC forums from me.

    The first two are really nice; excellent focus and DoF, good exposure and composition (although on the latter, part of me wants to see the talons).

    The third isn't quite as good, it needs to make more of the man/bird relationship and should have been landscape orientation and ideally with a background like the first two - however, this may be a personal problem with me, as; show me a railway track and I want to see what runs on it

    The last also seems to have lost some detail in the shadows;
    A friends Hawk

    Hope that helps,

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    Re: A friends Hawk

    Except from the feet issue, I really like #1 a lot. Look at that nice bokeh on the background... it's bokehlicious!

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    Re: A friends Hawk

    It all helps, thank you Dave.

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    Re: A friends Hawk

    I think you did a great job, feet or no feet. The feathers came out really beautifully.

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    Re: A friends Hawk

    Paul,

    Awesome shots. The focus, Dof, Exposure in first two are fantastic.

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