JOATS Northern Harrier or Sunday Report

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  1. AIRIC

    AIRIC TPF Noob!

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    Man is it nice to be back on high speed but sure wish I was still at the resort. We were not home more then an hour and I got the urge to shoot so my wife and I went down to the Marsh. The parking lot was packed so we hit the Halls Rd. paths and I came up with nothing but as I was heading back I caught a Northern Harrier buzzing over some fields so I positioned my self with the sun at my back and kept my fingers crossed. Well, someone was listening to my mumblings as he flew right by me. This 80-400VR lens gave me a few issues and made it very tough to shoot but I came away happy and well rewarded with my efforts.

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    Not bad for a half hour visit to the Marsh.

    Cheers,

    Eric
     
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    Arch Damn You! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    good stuff in the short timescale, awsome bird :thumbup:
     
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    Great shots of a difficult subject!
     
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    nice shots, the first is cool., i bet that bird is some fast.
     
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    It blows my mind that you come up with those shots of that bird in just a half hour visit to the marsh. Well done. TFS.
     
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    Nice Airic, lovely series. Did you get these around the open field? That's where I saw at least 4 of them. I wasn't patient, but If you waited along the path there would be many opportunities, I was tempted to park myself in the middle of the field but I hear it's frowned upon by the birding community.
     
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    I was actually heading out and saw him flying around the field in front of the Sobeys complex. It was a good chase and a gamble to get the sun on the right side but it paid off when he flew by right where I wanted him. Complete luck on the timing.

    Eric
     
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    I know eh? I would be happy with one of these shots.

    Awesome as always Airic. Glad you got back safe and sound :thumbup:
     
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    JonK I want MORE!!

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    nice work eric...you always come up with the goods:D
     
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    Nice shots man!
    All your daily reports were great..

    keep it up!
     
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    Your time in the field always seems to pay off :thumbup:
     
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    Thanks, I have been pretty lucky with the shots and the amount of time I spend out there.

    Eric
     

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