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Female Merlin Falcon
« on: December 09, 2018, 02:10:53 pm »

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Re: Female Merlin Falcon
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2018, 09:00:59 pm »

Wow!
I think she wants to eat your camera.
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Re: Female Merlin Falcon
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2018, 07:58:40 am »

Nice capture, and what a great pose.
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Re: Female Merlin Falcon
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2018, 09:00:10 am »

With the white background, the bird appears stuffed.

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Re: Female Merlin Falcon
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2018, 05:16:45 pm »

Beautiful pose.  Looks like a heavy crop.
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Re: Female Merlin Falcon
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2018, 09:53:58 pm »

Beautiful pose.  Looks like a heavy crop.

no real crop.. just the sides.. thx
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Re: Female Merlin Falcon
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2018, 09:55:49 pm »

With the white background, the bird appears stuffed.

high key due to thick fog..

how's this?..  earlier time.  still look stuffed to you ;)

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Re: Female Merlin Falcon
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2018, 12:11:44 am »

Another fine portrait.
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Re: Female Merlin Falcon
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2018, 06:01:49 am »

same day different cam/lens... stuffed??

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Re: Female Merlin Falcon
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2018, 08:28:28 am »

Now that one is really wild!
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Re: Female Merlin Falcon
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2018, 10:02:59 am »

high key due to thick fog.. how's this?..  earlier time.  still look stuffed to you ;)
Yes, the bright white background makes the images look unnatural to me. If not stuffed, taken in the studio.

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Re: Female Merlin Falcon
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2018, 03:33:44 pm »

Yes, the bright white background makes the images look unnatural to me. If not stuffed, taken in the studio.

for me to take an image in the wild and make it look like it was shot in the studio is an art form.

shot in the wild.

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Re: Female Merlin Falcon
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2018, 04:59:09 am »

Wow. Beautiful wing spread pose in the first image. Nice photograph. It would have been more beautiful if the background was in some shades of green or brown.
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Re: Female Merlin Falcon
« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2018, 05:45:59 am »

Nikon D4S ,Nikkor AF-S 600mm f/4G ED VR
1/1000s f/8.0 at 1000.0mm iso800
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Re: Female Merlin Falcon
« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2018, 12:57:36 pm »

Stunning shots, all of them!

Out of curiosity, as a non-bird-photographer, why do you use quite such a high shutter speed? 1/1000 I could understand, but does 1/2000 give you significantly better freezing of motion?

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Re: Female Merlin Falcon
« Reply #15 on: December 13, 2018, 02:07:38 pm »

Out of curiosity, as a non-bird-photographer, why do you use quite such a high shutter speed? 1/1000 I could understand, but does 1/2000 give you significantly better freezing of motion?

Yes, freezing motion is correct.. however, sometimes i am ISO limited and surprise myself with the head spin shot above... i do have more of those head spins from different birds in the rain from high ISO days. essentially ringing off the water.

With the new Nikon 600/4FL i have been handholding the lens almost always so high shutter speeds are essential... but now i am able to get much better flight shots.. i will post examples of this in a subsequent thread.
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