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Old Apr 10, 2005, 10:00 PM   #1
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These four were all taken with the Falcon sitting on the gloved hand with a tree with new green leaves in the background using the DRebel and 100-400L. Aperture priority.

Pose 1. A close-up. ISO 400, 1/1600, F5.6, 190mm.

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Pose 2. Another close-up. ISO 400, 1/100, F5.6, 190mm.

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Old Apr 10, 2005, 10:15 PM   #3
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Pose 3. Not quite as close-up. ISO 400, 1/000, F5.6, 135mm.

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Old Apr 10, 2005, 10:22 PM   #4
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Pose 4. Another not quite as close-up and cropped just a tad to get part of the man's face out of it.

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Great job on the Falcon, Houston. The color saturation is great and the bird looks beautiful. It's somewhat sad to see such a beautiful bird chained up but I'm sure it's well taken care of and is comfortable and content with it's lot in life. I was just thinking while looking at the bottom one that you could clone out the handler's hand quite easily.

PS - On my way home tonight I spotted a Merlin of all birds sitting in a tree in the playground of my very small village park. I've never seen one before and it was slightly nerve-racking because I didn't want to screw the shoot up. I'll be posting those soon along with my moose. However, once at home things get alot slower because of dialup. Even responses to posts sometimes get cut off in midstream.

How did the flight shots go? Did you get anything? Again, your falcon images are superb and you do justice to that majestic bird.
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its really amazing to see the L lens and what it can do, even on the humble rebel. Fantastic shots.
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its really amazing to see the L lens and what it can do, even on the humble rebel. Fantastic shots.
in capable hands as well. VERY nice shots of a magnificent bird, as Norm has mentioned. I'm sure you are enjoying the 100-400, Houston


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simply beautiful shots
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Old Apr 11, 2005, 9:53 AM   #9
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How did the flight shots go? Did you get anything? Again, your falcon images are superb and you do justice to that majestic bird.
Thanks Norm. I'll try my hand at removing the handler's hand when I can find a few minutes. The wifelet me do my thing Saturday but Sunday was springtime yard work all day. I also have dial up and as you said, it doesn't go very fast does it. As for the flight shots I didn't get one of the Falcon but I did get one or two of the RedShouldered Hawk. I'm not very happy with them though. The flights weren't but about 40 or 50 feet and I was thinking they would be a lot longer than that. The crowd was pretty big (lots of children as it was an educational thing for them) and I wasn't positioned in a very good spot. The best one I have I think has a building in the background (up close) and the straps are hanging down from his legs. I really don't like that. I'll try to post some of them along with some others tonight. I've never seen or (heard) of a Merlin before either. Looking forward to seeing them.
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Twofruitz, Jake and Alady. Thanks for looking in and glad you liked them.

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