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Old Feb 2, 2008, 12:40 PM   #1
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I like the composition of this shot I just wish the sun had been in a little better position.
It's not too bad though.

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Old Feb 2, 2008, 12:41 PM   #2
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Here is another shot from the same series. She's on the hunt.


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Old Feb 3, 2008, 11:47 AM   #3
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Good shooting Steve. Really like the in flight pose of that first shot. ..cheers...Don
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Old Feb 3, 2008, 1:26 PM   #4
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Thanks Don, That's my favorite too.
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Old Feb 8, 2008, 7:55 PM   #5
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Both are excellent, Steve, however, that first one is a mold breaker. The dark head dynamic, super wing pose and overall unique curve attitude as well as that rusty vegetation below all come together to create an extremely successful "mood" photo. I photographed this bird one year and was subject to it's violent and determined attacks to the point where I wouldn't even get near the area without wearing a bike helmet, so the "dark" head really hits me in this photo, radiating it's maniacal nature when protecting the nesting area...and the feeding area, of course ( I saw it carry off more than a few rwbb chicks).
Three thumbs up on that one!
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Old Feb 9, 2008, 10:53 PM   #7
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Thanks Norm, I appreciate your comments. Boy, it's sounds like you had a particularly protective Harrier hen. The Harrier hen from Hell.:shock: That is not a bird I would want dive bombing my head. The thought of having to wear a helmet to photograph a bird is pretty comical though, I have to admit.
Thanks for the 3 thumbs up. I have to admit I really like the dramatic hover myself. Even though I don't have your nightmares to go with it.
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Old Feb 9, 2008, 10:54 PM   #8
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Mugmar wrote:
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Old Feb 10, 2008, 12:22 PM   #9
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I like the mood of the first one, Steve. You did good just getting one that high off the ground. :-)
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