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Old Feb 13, 2010, 3:39 PM   #1
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I found a cooperative RW Blackbird that let me take a few shots of him.
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Old Feb 13, 2010, 3:41 PM   #2
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#2 He kept hoping back and forth between two different cat-tail perches so I had to keep moving my truck to get the shot. It was kind of comical, me shifting and moving forwards and backwards.

Here he is stretching.
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#3 He finally moved to were I had a decent background for the shot. Something other than gray sky.
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Old Feb 13, 2010, 5:48 PM   #4
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I like all of these Steve. they're all outstanding.
I can't seem to get close enough to them or get them to sit still long enough to get any decent shots.
The last one gave me a chuckle, he has this look of resignation about him like, OK, if ya gotta get a shot go ahead and get it over with!
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Old Feb 13, 2010, 8:17 PM   #5
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Steve, hope you don't mind. I took the liberty to make a few samples with #2.
there is so much you can do with this shot, here is just a few I did real quick.













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Ha ha, You're hired. Nice work.

When I get time I am going to clone out the smaller, irritating cat-tail tip that's going though the wing. Stupid Nature, sometimes it's just in the wrong place, he he.

There, that's better.
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Old Feb 13, 2010, 8:23 PM   #7
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This is a VERY difficult bird to shoot. Wonderful range in the shots. Well done!

But the images look like they have heavy NR. What camera did you use to take them?

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Thanks Dave. Nikon D300 w/ Nikon 200-400mm VR at ISO 800. Personally, I don't see the NR your talking about. I didn't use any NR in my post processing so please feel free to be more specific so I can see if it's something I did or didn't do. Constructive Criticism is always welcomed.

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Thanks Dave. Nikon D300 w/ Nikon 200-400mm VR at ISO 800. Personally, I don't see the NR your talking about. I didn't use any NR in my post processing so please feel free to be more specific so I can see if it's something I did or didn't do. Constructive Criticism is always welcomed.

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It shows up mostly in one and three. An absense of feather detail...

Here's a shot of the same species (guy just had his tail ripped off by a Hawk)



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# 2 is great.
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