Redtail

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Flew, Aug 6, 2005.

  1. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    I know that these shots are not the best, but I thought that the way that I got them was cool. I always carry the D2H with the 300 2.8 mounted on the front seat of my truck. Today, I went to the Post Office to mail a check to Crystall (for the 180 Tamron). On the way home, I saw this guy circling above a vacant lot. I whipped into a parking lot, and got out and fired several hand held shots (I took the QR plate from my 300 to mount on the 180).

    As I said, they aren't all that good, but at least I got some shots. 8)

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    And a high key version:
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  2. Hey Frank, don't kid yourself about not being good. I think they are fantastic. I wish I could have gotten as good as you did. Keep up the great work.
    Pete
     
  3. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Wow Frank those are really cool. What a great find.

    Great shots. Way to go.....
     
  4. I think your eyesight's going now. These are great! And handheld to boot! :) Nice job!!!
     
  5. PGB

    PGB

    Jan 25, 2005
    Your right Frank, they aren't that good.







    NOT! :)

    they are very nice. My redtail didn't turn out near as good as this one.
     
  6. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    Better than my only shots, Frank

    Lookin good. Did you have to do anthing fancy in Capture or PS to them?
     
  7. jfenton

    jfenton

    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    Frank

    These are bad for no tripod?

    I DON'T THINK SO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
     
  8. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Thanks folks.

    Steve, I had to do quite a bit of PP as the exposures were pretty bad against the extremely bright sky.

    Thanks again,
     
  9. I think image #3 is quite good and the others aren't bad either. Bright sky's are hard to shoot against and you have done an admirable job.
     
  10. bfjr

    bfjr Guest

    Yeah Frank sure there not that good :roll:

    Just wish they were my not that good shots :wink:

    Shot a buch of raptors today myself not a keeper in the bunch :cry:
    I'm going tomorrow and get a tc1.4 :)
     
  11. Frank, another great series.
     
  12. Great job glad to see I am not the only one who rides shotgun with his camera locked and loaded. These came out very nice.
     
  13. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Thanks again everyone.

    Mike, my only decision every morning when I put the cam on the seat is whether or not to put only the 300 2.8 on it, or whether to add the 1.4TC. Glad I had the TC for these. 8)
     
  14. I like the way you think
     
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