Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by rmr1, Feb 8, 2009.
took these today at our farm got pretty close to this hawk,,
The first one is great (IMO). I like how the wings fill the frame at a diagonal. What was your settings?
shot them with a Sony A350 70-300 mm lens 400iso f8 1000 shutter speed vivid setting, and auto white balance it was so close that it filled the frame wish I could have gotten both wings in the frame
1 % 2 are nice shots I really like 2 the most .........
Wow!! #1 and #2 are awesome. Great stuff! (especially #1) The other's aren't bad, but I've taken a lesson from Scott Kelby to heart, where he says: Just Show your VERY best stuff. That's it.
If you take a hundred shots and only 2 turn out really good - just show those 2.
I like #2.... looks like he's about to pounce on you.
I like #4 as well, with the eye contact, but that branch really needs to be cloned out.
I like #4 the best because you can see the eyes.
Nice job Ron.
Might need a bit of sharpening to make it pop, but nice.
Surprised you were able to get this close to the bugger. We have a Leucistic Red Tailed Hawk that lives near my office building, and the little twit is afraid of his own shadow. If he sees you within a football field's distance of him, he bolts.
'course, I got him figured out... you can DRIVE right up next to the little dipstick and he won't run away.
I linked this thread to another forum I participate in to get an ID on the hawk. The consensus was a juvenile Red-tail but I waited for our expert birder/photographer to confirm. Here in part is what Carol Edwards had to say: "Very typical eastern Red-tailed Hawk (borealis) and a bird that has immature plumage...less than one year old. Immature birds are also referred to as "juvenile"."
Thanks Ron for the information, I thought it must be a young one to allow us to get that close to it, We see it almost every time we go to the farm, here are a few more, I am still learning but am fairly happy with the pictures since I have had the camera only 6 months and it is my first DSLR
I have been a outdoorsman my whole life and I think it helps getting close
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