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    Default Spotter Harrier

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    Common Name- Spotted Harrier

    Scientific Name- Circus assimilis



    Date- Tuesday, February 13, 2018 6:11 PM



    Location- Avalon VIC



    Camera Details

    Brand/Model- 7D

    Lens- 400mm f5.6 usm L



    Camera Settings

    ISO- 250

    F-Stop- f 5.6

    Shutter Speed- 1/1000

    Exposure Bias/Metering/Flash- none



    Technique- Handheld



    Attraction Aides- shooting out the car window



    Post Production- exposure -48, shadows, highlights, whites, nr, sharpen, crop to suit



    Notes- Slowly driving along the road as I haven't seen this for over month, I actually thought the nest got wiped out in the hail storm we had on Saturday afternoon, however, it had just returned and was about to depart again for its evening meal, beautiful afternoon sun coming over my right shoulder.
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    Beautiful against a clear blue sky. Love the details and the pose! I would love to get a raptor shot like this.

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    Thanks Bill, I've been following this bird almost 12 months its been very elusive, this was the first time that I've seen it perched on the tree top like this, again thank you for your comments.

    Ron

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    Very hard bird to find and get close to. Lovely shot indeed!
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    Ripper shot, Ron. I love the 'over the shoulder' pose.

    John

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    Nice one Ron - great pose and detail

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    That's awesome Ron! Great pose, and it looks well-processed. The image quality looks to be lacking a little, plus a bit of noise in the background. Was it a large crop?
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    Beautiful pose and setting Ron! I agree with Daniel about the noise/IQ. I assume its from the crop as there should be no noise at ISO 250.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Licence View Post
    Very hard bird to find and get close to. Lovely shot indeed!
    Hi Greg, the camera and lens were hanging out the car I dare not attempt to open the door, I often seen this bird flying over the fields way off in the distance not close to get a shot except for this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Kavanagh View Post
    Beautiful pose and setting Ron! I agree with Daniel about the noise/IQ. I assume its from the crop as there should be no noise at ISO 250.
    Ye Patrick, pretty hard crop it is, I struggled to get the image this far.

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    Nice stuff Ron, they're great birds. Agree with Patrick/Daniel about the noise - a touch (more?) of NR would have helped a lot as well I think.
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    Nice pose of a great looking raptor.. The head area looks a tad soft.
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    Great pose Ron. I'd be tempted to run some noise reduction on the background

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