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Old Nov 30, 2008, 5:53 PM   #11
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Thanks, consider it done.
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Old Nov 30, 2008, 7:38 PM   #12
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Outstanding photos, very beautiful series.
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Old Dec 1, 2008, 12:09 AM   #13
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i've seen how fast these birds can fly. impressive job with the tack sharp focussing. you must have had alot of fun. i need to find some local falconers to make friends with.:G

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Thanks for the compliment.
It was quite the challenge. You should have seen we trying to pan on those birds as the swooped towards my friend as he swung his lure. With that 8 pound rig ( camera body and lens) hand held I nearly screwed myself into the rice field every time the bird made a pass. I think is was shooting 800 ISO and with that f/4 lens I was able to get a shutter speed of between 1600 and 2400 hundreds of a second and even at that I wasn't completely sure they would come out.

What a work out. :?
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Great stuff Steve! I know shooting Falcons and Hawks is really tough. Buggers are FAST!!...cheers..Don
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Old Dec 2, 2008, 7:48 PM   #16
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Thanks Don, I appreciate you taking a look.

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Old Dec 3, 2008, 7:04 AM   #17
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Fantastic series. Beautiful bird well shot.

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Old Dec 4, 2008, 11:26 PM   #18
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Thanks Paul, It was a fun day. I learned a lot.

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