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Buzzard (BIF)

Discussion in 'Plants, Animals & Insects Photography Forum' started by JAH-WAR, Aug 12, 2017.

  1. JAH-WAR

    JAH-WAR Always on Premium Member

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    Sod these bloody things. God knows how many endless hours I've spent over the years, chasing around the countryside trying to get decent pics of these damn things. For big birds they sure are very timid.

    Anyhow, noticed this one on a telegraph pole as I drove past it on a narrow rural, single track road. I reversed back and said to my passenger 'watch this, as soon as I crack the door open he'll fly off". To my astonishment it didn't, he spotted me but stayed still. Very unusual. I managed to get into the boot, got the camera out, got it aimed across the top of the car and just as I was about to focus a bloody tractor appeared from the opposite direction and he took flight. Tried my best to recompose, focus and take a few shots, most of which only had the bird partly in frame. In disgust I lobbed the camera back in the boot, drove home and subsequently checked the pics. Thought this one was a keeper. Not the ideal composition but better than sod all. I suppose.


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  2. Roger S

    Roger S Crazy Canuck Administrator

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    It may not be the ideal composition, but definitely a keeper.
     
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    Some great detail, especially on the eye and beak, it may not be the shot you were looking for, but the under-wing detail is a very good plumage study. I like the sun behind the outer feathers too.
     
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    Not a lot wrong with that JAH.
     
  5. Kevin Fox

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    It's a keeper in my book. Real nice detail. For what you call a buzzard, it's one nice looking bird. I'll try to get a shot of our buzzards. Ours are one ugly mothers.
    I always find, you get better light on days like this.
     
  6. JAH-WAR

    JAH-WAR Always on Premium Member

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    Thanks Roger.

    Cheers Steve.


    Thank you Pops;)


    Ta Kev.
     
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    Thats a cracker! lovely and close/cropped without losing detail and pin sharp!
     
  8. JAH-WAR

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    Had a wee tinker with one of the others.

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  9. Kevin Fox

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    If you take the green out of this one, this would be my pick. Little more detail in this one.
     
  10. JAH-WAR

    JAH-WAR Always on Premium Member

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    Ah, I considered taking the green out but left it in because the first didn't have it.:D
     
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  11. JAH-WAR

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    Just for you tho ;)

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  12. Ramble Vision

    Ramble Vision Mountain Climber Super Moderator

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    they look good to me, nicely done
     
  13. stanm

    stanm Old Hand

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    Nice detail and wing position
     
  14. JAH-WAR

    JAH-WAR Always on Premium Member

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    This needs to be moved to the "Sob story" section :D One keeper is better than none though.
     
  16. JAH-WAR

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    Aye well, they're better than your 'shot from underneath' efforts. Bite me!!!!:grin:
     
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