Probably my best photo ever

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  1. Hoppy

    Hoppy No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Took this today at the Hawk Concervansy Trust in Hampshire.
    Its a Gyrfalcon, the one bird of prey I have always wanted to see but never had until today. I got this shot plus many others of this beautiful bird.
    I'm SOOOOO happy with the result. I have done no after shot work on it at all.

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    I hope you like as much as I do

    Ian
     
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    That is one nice shot!
     
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    very good pic, but I wanna see a b/w and one more sharpener...

    try to edit it...
    thanks
     
  4. lostprophet

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    I have to admit it is a stunning bird
    BTW I'll try and post the shot of you taking this shot a bit later
     
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    Thanks for your comments

    I have used a shallow DOF on purpose to keep only the eye and beak in focus. I wanted the body to be soft
     
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    no dont do b&w its almost there anyway,only colours is in its beak and eye,i like it a lot though sepia might be good
     
  7. Hoppy

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    I agree with you that the little bit of colour is just enough. I'm glad you like :D
     
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    great looking bird. Always loved the looks of those. And you captured is awesome :)
     
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    Excellent shootin Hoppy. Love what you have done with the lighting on this one.:thumbup: :thumbup:
     
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    Thanks guys.
    I think I got around 20 or so shots of this one from various angles.
    The contrst of the colours was just amazing, I didn't have to do much
     
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    Very nice indeed, but i will bet you a fiver in a weeks time when you have your new best photo ever you will have totally forgotten all that went before :).

    tim
     
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    I think ur tiger shot the one with him yawning is a better pic. But i do love this shot keep up the good work be nice to see some more posts on here from you. Maybe i could join you and prophet somtime when i have got some is lenses
     

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