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Old Apr 11, 2005, 9:31 PM   #1
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These shots are what makes or breaks you. And they proved to me that my new lens is better than I am. As Normcar and Eric have told me I need to practice, practice and practice. Well I didn't have but 3 afternoons to practice after I got my new lens and it rained on 2 of them and on the other one I couldn't find anything flying to practice on. So these few are the best I could do for now.

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1. The Red Shouldered Hawk coming in for landing on the first flight. ISO 200, 1/1000th, F5.6, at 100mm. Resized, levels, a little contrast, USM, NR.
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Old Apr 11, 2005, 9:33 PM   #2
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Not bad houston. Looks pretty good to me.
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2. The Red Shouldered Hawk at take off on the second flight. ISO 200, 1/1250th, F5.6, at 100mm. Resized, levels, FM, NR, and a little cloning work.
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3. The Red Shouldered Hawk gaining altitude. ISO 200, 1/800th, F5.6, at 100mm. Cropped heavily, resized, levels, FM, NR.
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4. The Red Shouldered Hawk on the landing approach. ISO 200, 1/800th, F5.6, at 100mm. Cropped heavily, resized, levels , FM.
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Houston, what is "FM" in your process flow?
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5. The Red Tailed Hawk. ISO 200, 1/400, F5.6, at 100mm. Cropped heavily, resized, levels, FM. I didn't know it (too busy tracking the birds and not watching camera settings) and a clowd came over and slowed the shutter down and this is the best one I have on the Red Tail in flight.
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6. Red Tailed Hawk. "The landing" ISO 200, 1/400, F5.6, at 100mm. Resized, levels, Fm.
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Houston, what is "FM" in your process flow?
Thanks Bobbyz. "Focus Magic" is a software program that I use and I'm beginning to like it pretty well.
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Houston, these aren't bad at all; the way you were talking I was expecting to see a flying blur. The first one is very good and the others are decent attempts to capture the flyer. And remember, the closer you are the more difficult it gets because the target is going faster across your viewfinder the closer your lens is to the subject. More distant shots are much easier to track. So, all things considered, excellent job.
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