Red Tail This Morning

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

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!
 

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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. :)

Bravo,

Wade
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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??
 
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