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« Reply #360 on: March 08, 2014, 12:58:01 PM »
Hi Gilbo.
Beautiful pic, like you say the lighting is great too.

Cheers Graham.

Marsh Harrier, Somerset, UK

One of the least widespread birds of prey in the UK, and has been a subject of some research for myself in the last few years. First shot of the harrier worth sharing for myself, if mostly for the lighting.


Marsh Harrier on the Westhay Marshes, Somerset by gilbo65, on Flickr

Shot with a 400mm f/5.6 L. Handheld.
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 I love to shoot harrier they are very hard to get up on even with big glass!

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« Reply #361 on: March 08, 2014, 12:59:20 PM »

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Excellent shot!
  beautiful bird & shot love the colors

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« Reply #362 on: March 08, 2014, 01:09:02 PM »
Cloudy, Rainy Day Osprey! Wishing for Blue Skies!
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« Reply #363 on: March 08, 2014, 01:16:39 PM »
Cloudy, Rainy Day Osprey! Wishing for Blue Skies!
  wonderful
 love to find ospreys so much fun to watch dive feet first  for fish and they are not to spooky to get up on 

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« Reply #364 on: March 08, 2014, 01:53:07 PM »
Snowy Owl - take-off from some dunes, - shot from the beach - Martha's Vineyard
Canon 60D - 100-400mm 
ISO225, 235mm, f/7.1, 1/2000  handheld, manual, - center focus

I was sneaking up on this snowy when he took off. Luckily I had a second to refocus and shoot. I was very surprised it came out well.

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« Reply #365 on: March 08, 2014, 02:41:36 PM »
Cloudy, Rainy Day Osprey! Wishing for Blue Skies!
  wonderful
 love to find ospreys so much fun to watch dive feet first  for fish and they are not to spooky to get up on
Thank you Gary!  And I agree!  They are a lot of fun to watch!  They really seem to be the better Fisherman than even the Bald Eagles.  Interestingly enough, most of our Bald Eagles get their fish by chasing the Osprey, after they make their catch!  The Eagles powerfully overtake the Osprey and after a bit of aerobatics, they tend to finally let go of the fish!  Often times the Eagles can catch the fish before the fish hits the water!! 

It's quite a sight to see, I'm sure you've seen it many times yourself...  I'm set on catching that "dogfight" with my trusty gear, one of these days soon!  I've been able to grab some images of them doing that but they were too far in the distance to be of any real use or usable quality.  A pleasure to watch, nonetheless! 

Thank you again!  :D
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« Reply #366 on: March 08, 2014, 02:44:38 PM »
Snowy Owl - take-off from some dunes, - shot from the beach - Martha's Vineyard
Canon 60D - 100-400mm 
ISO225, 235mm, f/7.1, 1/2000  handheld, manual, - center focus

I was sneaking up on this snowy when he took off. Luckily I had a second to refocus and shoot. I was very surprised it came out well.
I'm sure that some may not like the wings being clipped in the image but I really love it!  What a great image, they are so beautiful!  By the time I get back up to the Cape this year, they'll already be gone!  Hope you can grab some more soon!  Really nice!
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« Reply #367 on: March 08, 2014, 02:46:03 PM »

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Excellent shot!
  beautiful bird & shot love the colors
Stunning Bird and wonderful composition!  Great colors and to have him captured with Prey in bill, is just wonderful! :D
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« Reply #368 on: March 08, 2014, 02:47:54 PM »
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« Reply #369 on: March 08, 2014, 02:51:07 PM »
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:P  My, my!!!  What an Amazing image Gary!!  They all are really but I really love this one!  That's fantastic!!  Thanks for posting!  ;D
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« Reply #370 on: March 08, 2014, 03:04:00 PM »
Salisbury, MA taken 2/1/2014. Been waiting for a good flight opportunity of a snowy, here it is. Canon 1DX, 600mm
Great Shots Jimmy!   :D
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« Reply #371 on: March 08, 2014, 03:15:08 PM »
other shot...


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« Reply #372 on: March 08, 2014, 03:21:25 PM »
Cloudy, Rainy Day Osprey! Wishing for Blue Skies!

Very nice Krob78 ;)
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« Reply #373 on: March 08, 2014, 03:25:30 PM »
Marsh Harrier, Somerset, UK

One of the least widespread birds of prey in the UK, and has been a subject of some research for myself in the last few years. First shot of the harrier worth sharing for myself, if mostly for the lighting.


Marsh Harrier on the Westhay Marshes, Somerset by gilbo65, on Flickr

Shot with a 400mm f/5.6 L. Handheld.

Somehow they look great above the reeds to me, well caught.

Sometimes they interact with the starlings trying to roost, its worth looking out for some time.
If you debate with a fool onlookers can find it VERY difficult to tell the difference.

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« Reply #374 on: March 08, 2014, 04:12:00 PM »
Here's a BIF. But I thought as an image on its own it lacked reason. So I thought I would try it as a "water color" look alike.

I'm not sure what to do with the other, but something will happen to it.
If you debate with a fool onlookers can find it VERY difficult to tell the difference.

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« Reply #374 on: March 08, 2014, 04:12:00 PM »