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Northern Harrier

Discussion in 'Merritt Island VI' started by HarryB, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Hi Y'all,

    For a few years now we have had a northern harrier hanging out at the wetlands. He has been a rather aggravating type as he makes frequent appearances but usually just outside decent shooting distance. A favorite move of his seemed to be to fly past my car's windshield and then as I scrambled out of the car to fly off giving me a marvelous view of his butt.

    During the MI VI shoot he did his windhsield number again. Against my better judgement I got out of the car to get the traditional harrier butt shot. This time he decided to circle my car five times.

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  2. kirbinster

    kirbinster

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    Nov 24, 2007
    NJ, USA
    Nice shots, but I thought I was going to see a picture of a jump jet.
     
  3. Beautiful series!
     
  4. Great shots Harry. His previous antics were just to get you prepared for the real show.
     
  5. Outstanding Harry, These guys usually don't stick around long enough or close enough to get these type shot off.
     
  6. Excellent. I got a couple of side shots once, but the very early morning light was still too low. I'll get him next time.
     
  7. Excellent shots I have been agravated by this bird for many years now
     
  8. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida

    Thanks and you can always see pictures of some jump jet. :biggrin:
     
  9. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Thanks Jeff
     
  10. DW Brewer

    DW Brewer Guest

    Congrats on the capture. I've chased that same bird more than once without yet getting a decent image!
     
  11. lovely shots harry, looking forward to meeting you in March

    best wishes

    Colin
     
  12. I got one!

    I knew I had one in my unprocessed pile, albeit underexposed. NX2 to the rescue. My first half-decent harrier.

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  13. mattcham

    mattcham Guest

    Beautiful captures Harry!
    I was at Viera last week and saw this bird once. I relived your past experience, I got only butt shots.
    Out of focus too as he was flying low and the background foliage tricked the AF.
     
  14. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida

    Thanks Larry, he gave me three years to prepare. :biggrin:
     
  15. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida

    Thanks Louie, I was very, very lucky.
     
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  16. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Congrats Alex
     
  17. persistance pays off Harry. Can you convince him to repeat next time I am there?
     
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