Birds of Prey

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Luckynp, May 8, 2005.

  1. MontyDog


    Jan 30, 2005
    #1064 - You have an error in your SQL syntax;
  2. Hmmm. You think the owl has a Michael Howard look?

    Anyway, thanks Paul. The pics were taken at the Gauntlet Birds of Prey Centre at Knutsford in Cheshire. Some birds are in cages, and the wire fencing interferes quite badly. Others (like the first and second) are tethered in open fronted wooden enclosures, and some in the open.

    This is my second visit.

    The first was OK, but I hadn't allowed for the extremely shallow DOF of the 70-200 shooting wide open, and the depth of the birds' faces. So, while the eyes were in focus, most of the rest was a bit too soft. I stopped down a little with these, and I'm much happier with the result.

    The staff at the cntre are quite happy to allow flash. They say it doesn't disturb the birds at all, so I was able to use the SB-800.
  3. PicMan

    PicMan Guest

    Lovely collection of shots. Such poweful beaks and piercing eyes.
  4. Wow! Thanks for sharing these. You don't often get to see them so close up. Nice details!
  5. Sweeeeet shots Mike. The last one is my favorite. So much detail and sharpness!! Way to go!! :D :D :D :D
  6. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005
    Magnificent animals, well captured Mike. Let's see more. :wink:
  7. Greg


    Apr 5, 2005
    Fayetteville, TN
    very nice indeed. Man, that 70-200 really does good.
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