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Red Tail This Morning

Discussion in 'Birds' started by jfenton, Aug 4, 2005.

  1. jfenton


    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    On the way to work.....

    Where this bird was perched I needed to set up in the street to get shots of him and I think I pissed a few people off :) 

    All shot at ISO 500 with a 500AFSII and TC14EII

    Sitting pretty:

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    A Little Morning sprucing up...
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    Got a little aggravated when I did my best Osprey imitation....
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    Checking out a mocking bird that was really a pest....and a little buzz job by the mockingbird who must have been feeling his oats this morning :) 

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  2. bfjr

    bfjr Guest

    Well done series
    every one of them
    you musta been a site to the civilians :) 
  3. jfenton


    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA

    Hi Ben...

    It was an interesting mix of horns, smiles and one guy giving me the finger :) 

    Some folks just don't understand what's truly important in life!
  4. Commodorefirst

    Commodorefirst Admin/Moderator Administrator

    May 1, 2005
    Nice series of shots,

    I also did get a bit tired this year when I was shooting the local eagle nest, hearing folks honk their horns and yell at us photogs on the shoulder of the highway, so I understand what you went through. But, as you presented with your outstanding images, it is all worth it. :) 


  5. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    Depending on how busy the street was,

    I'll bet you did piss a few ppl off! :p  Tell me Jim, did you have your tripod locked down tight for these, and are you tripping the shutter by hand, or the use of a cable release? I'm still stuggling a bit at 700mm. I can hardly trip the shutter by hand without inducing shake. I have to use a release. I can even see shake when I rest my left hand on the lens, like you're supposed to.
  6. jfenton


    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    Hi Steve

    The wimberly head and ball head where as loose as can be (for my shooting mobility) and I'm focussing with the AF-ON and releasing by hand with then shutter release button.

    Most of my subjects don't stay still long enough to use a cable release and mirror up delay on them.
  7. Another beautiful series Jim.
  8. Re: Ben

    Indeed!! ;) 

    Great shots!
  9. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Jim, I thik they are worth all the horns and pissed of drivers. lol

    Your right, they don't see much beauty in life do they.

    Great job. Fantastic images.
  10. WOW, beautifully done Jim!!! worth all the honking. LOL
  11. Oh my! Wonderful job Jim. I would dearly love to get a good chance at a redtail.
  12. After looking at your images I don't think it matters what the drivers thought. Too bad they couldn't see what great images you took. The stare down in your next to last image is a classic. Well done my friend.
  13. jfenton


    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    Hi Gordon

    The staredown was my favorite as well :) 
  14. You're lucky you just got jeers, honks and fingers; I almost got arrested doing the same thing too many years ago than I care to remember . OK, so I was just around a blind curve..... but what the hey... it was the first time I saw a Northern Harrier... let's get life's priorities straight here... life-and-limb or a good shot... some people just don't get it.
  15. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005
    Very nice series Jim. I don't think I ever seen a hawk with such a protruding belly. Wonder if was 'with child', or if it was just ruffling its feathers in a funny way??
  16. jfenton


    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    Hi Farnk

    Definetly puffed out from preening.
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