A Few Raptors

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Desert Rat, Nov 27, 2005.

  1. Just a few Raptors for today :biggrin: :eek:

    Hope you enjoy them?

    This is a White Tail Kite
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    And finally for Scott had to throw in a Eagle that likes to swim for exercise
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  2. Wow these are extraordinary shots, how did you get so close?
     
  3. I have a opportunity to be at a raptor rehab center and I have been shooting pictures for their calendar...

    THanks Andreas



     
  4. Gale

    Gale

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    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Wow DR those are beautiful

    Love the swimming Eagle.
     
  5. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Very nice Eric. All are very good, but I really like the Kite. :smile:
     
  6. bfjr

    bfjr Guest

    You luck you. I hope you realize what a great opportunity you have there, yeah of course you do:biggrin:

    Like em all and yes like the Kite best , well maybe the Eagle too!!
     
  7. excellent! the first image is very much my favorite
     
  8. Thanks everyone

    Oh yes I know.. i was just shooting with a 70-200, fill flash and no converters. Was about 5-8 feet away from them..

    I have many more if you would like me to post some of them?
    I think I will create a website link with a sampling of them...

    Others can be found on my website for now...
     
  9. Great shots Eric the Rat! The first one is intimidating, the detail on the focus plane is superb too! I would like to see this one with a greater depth of field if you have one...

    -Brett
     
  10. Wow what an opportunity. Great job.
     
  11. thanks Brett and James...

    One heck of a great time up there shooting the birdies... I was up there is Friday and shot a few more birds.

    They had a Goshawk, Redtail in free flight cage, Golden Eagle in the flight cage, Ferrougenous? hawk, Turkey Vulture (immature), Kestrel, and a one year old perigrine that had not gotten adult plumage colors yet.. She was still brown...

    This year they used 6 of my images in the calendar and want me to do more for next year already...

    Brett, i will have to see if I have one with greater DOF... Not sure I stopped down anymore...
     
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