more birds in flight

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  1. lostprophet

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    More shots of birds in flight

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    Lanner Falcon
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    Peregrine Falcon
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    Griffon Vulture
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    Can't remember what Vulture this is
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    Bald Eagle
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    Black Kite
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  2. doenoe

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    you have been to that place again, havent you...
    Awesome captures. Love the falcons, small as they are, they always put on a good show :)
    And i think #4 is a Hooded Vulture, not totally sure though.
     
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    yep, Hooded Vulture.

    very nice shots!, love the Eagle, was it diving to catch prey?
     
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    The bald eagle is my favorite here. Look like he/she is about to go dive after it's food!!!
     
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    Love the images!!! 2 and 5 are simply extreme! Excellent work!
     
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    I was missing the place so had to go back

    cheers
    It was diving to get the food on the glove

    spot on

    many thanks
     
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    I would like to make a move to limiting LP to 1 photo a day - All these impressive shots all together is very intimidating (and also inspiring)
    Again more wonderful work - the last 2 are stunning.
    Out of interest do you use flash fill at all, only all the birds appear to have good lighting on the fronts facing the camera - or is it a case of good positioning (and if so how do you position yourself for an arial show to get the light right?)
     
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    I'm intrigued on how you find all these birds in what seems to be one day! I mean, I see maybe one or two bald eagles a YEAR! So many birds of prey in one spot in one day... wow.

    I also find it amazing that you can capture something as fast as a falcon and make it look so effortless...:hail:Teach us your ways... :)
     
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    psssst senor - I think the only way - besides ritual sacrifice - is bird centres ;)
    Get a display going and you can see several birds in flight - course there is the lack of strings on their legs (I forget the proper name) in these shots - so I take it to be pp editing (if not and these are wild then....well....can I call you god LP?)
     
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    Oh. :blushing: I've never heard of a bird center other than at zoos and whatnot where they're in their glass cages. Its still amazing, though.
     
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    excellent shots, well done
     
  12. lostprophet

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    I never use flash when shooting wildlife, I make do with whatever light there is. I've lost count of the times I've been to The Hawk Conservancy, so I know where the sun will be and I know the displays pretty well

    Sadly we dont have many big birds in the UK so I make do with either wild Red Kites or I go to a bird of prey centre

    They are called jesses, some of their birds have then, the Bald Eagle has two long ones http://www.hardpointphotography.fotopic.net/p40216468.html but because of sharp turn it made they are behind its wings. I never clone out them out I just try and use the shots were they are hidden http://www.hardpointphotography.fotopic.net/c1088739_1.html


    thank you
     

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