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Old Dec 1, 2009, 8:40 PM   #11
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Great shots...I find Owls almost 'pose' for me...but as soon as I stop my car to get me and my camera equipment out...or just get too close while walking...the Hawks and the Bald Eagles fly the coop...any tips of the trade for getting great pix of Hawks/Eagles...Roger...or is it right place, right time and of course....goes without saying.... your fine skill.

The thing that works best for me is to watch them so I know where they are flying from and which direction and then set up a ambush.
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Roger - great shots. But I'm curious. The exif says focal length was 700mm. What lens/TC combo were you using?

Canon 500 Is lens with a 1.4 converter.
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The thing that works best for me is to watch them so I know where they are flying from and which direction and then set up a ambush.
Thanks Roger...you've confirmed to me, that I think I have to work on being more patient with these birds.

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Thanks Roger...you've confirmed to me, that I think I have to work on being more patient with these birds.

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Being willing to wait is what works best for me. Gooood luck on getting the shots you want.
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very nice photos. i'll most likey never do birds..I can't fanthom carrying such a huge lens.
so,i'll enjoy yours.
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Very nicely captured Roger, number 2, 3 and 4, sharpness and colours are fantastic.
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very nice photos. i'll most likey never do birds..I can't fanthom carrying such a huge lens.
so,i'll enjoy yours.
A big strap with lots of padding makes it pretty easy to carry.
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Very nicely captured Roger, number 2, 3 and 4, sharpness and colours are fantastic.
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It was a fun time to finally get him.
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