A few firsts - various birds

Discussion in 'Birds' started by antsplan, May 14, 2007.

  1. Hi all, this is my first post of pictures since joining the site.

    Its also the first time I have photographed birds, the first I have used my new D80 and 70-300VR and last but not least the first time I have shot raw - LOL. I dont make it easy for myself, I know.

    Anyway I had some time of work today and decided to head to the Scottish Highlands to try out my new camera on some scenic vistas, I got diverted and ended up at a bird of prey centre instead - go figure !!!!

    Unfortuanetly I never got to see any of the birds flying - so no actions shots, maybe next time.

    In case any of you dont know, I am fairly new to photograhy, but will gladly receive any comments/criticism both positive or negative.

    Anyway, here they are, all shot on the Nikon 70-300VR:

    Golden Eagle - 18 months old
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    Golden Eagle puffing his feathers
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    Harris Hawk
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    Kestrel - (I think, although I always thought these were much larger ?)
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    Red Tail Hawk
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    Tawny Owl ?
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  2. Nicely done Anthony

    That is a outstanding set. IMO it would be better if you included a full Body and then the portrait, but thats just me.
     
  3. Anthony, you say you are new to photography? I bet not! These are gorgeous photos! Keep em comin!

    Oh, I was surprised the kestril isn't any bigger than he is, too! I've seen them but haven't been able to get a photo YET!
     
  4. Gale

    Gale

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    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Beautiful birds a lovely portraits of them
     
  5. Glacier

    Glacier

    Jan 17, 2006
    Boaz, Alabama
    Welcome Anthony!

    A great start and I hope to see more from you. Raptors are my favorites!
     
  6. Schnauzermom

    Schnauzermom

    Apr 13, 2007
    Michigan
    Those are gorgeous!
     
  7. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Very nice intro set Anthony. Welcome to the Cafe. Let's see more. :smile:
     
  8. very nice series Anthony, I bet it was very cool being so close to these birds.. I know the feeling, and it is great fun.
     
  9. thanks all for the comments, very glad you have enjoyed them

    here are a few more:

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  10. Nice job Anthony. Lovely shots. :smile:
     
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