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rmr731 Platinum
 
rmr731 March 06, 2014
Wonderful close up shot! Congrats!
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51goldie November 14, 2014
Thank you.
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frankjrosetti November 25, 2014
Excellent! Voted!
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51goldie September 06, 2015
Thank you Frank
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51goldie April 08, 2018
Thank you for the comments Eileen and Truc.
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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this at a country fair just as the falconer had finished re - setting up his static display.
Time
It was taken at 1.30pm on a dull day.
Lighting
As it was a dull, overcast day I needed to be spot on with the exposure as Raptors tend not to pose when requested!
Equipment
Hand held; Sony DSLR 700; 300mm lens; no flash as the birds get scared and it is not allowed.
Inspiration
I really love taking shots of raptors you need to have a great deal of patience as they don't pose when requested. Anyone can take shots of raptors but getting them sharp, in full focus and with a pleasing pose takes a lot of time and patience - something I have had to learn and practise!
Editing
Increased the saturation very slightly and slightly cropped it.
In my camera bag
Nowadays: Nikon D800; various filters; cleaning cloths (a Raptor once pooped on a lens!); 28 - 300mm lens; spare cards and extra battery. No tripod as I prefer to shoot hand held.
Feedback
Patience is the key to a shot like this - that and practice. Good luck!

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