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    Default Red-shouldered Hawk

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    I captured this image this past Saturday in Ochopee, FL, Nikon D500 Handheld, Nikkor 500mm PF

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    Processed on LR and PS. Neat image for background noise reduction
    Canvas added on top and left of the frame. Some taken from the right and bottom of the frame


    Looking forward to your comments and critiques, they will be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you

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    Fantastic image.

    I liked the eye contact, wing position and overall sharpness on the body..

    I wish the right wing also could have been in focus.
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    wow that's a killer shot the dynamic pose takes it to the top, excellent details too

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    That's a cracking capture, gorgeous in every way!
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    Super image. You probably would have needed to stop down a little to get the right wing in focus, but not that big of a deal. Still a great image. The 500 PF is next on my gear list.

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    Super flight pose, great head turn. Love the red shoulders.

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    This is a real stunner. Love the pose detail and fanned tail. Exposure looks awesome. You must have been thrilled. TFS

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    Killer flight frame.

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    Hard to imagine a more dynamic top shot pose plus a killer BKGR. I am pretty sure that the right wing issues are the result of motion blur as d-o-f is very close to 50/50 at 500mm. Crop-factor bodies add d-o-f as the subject is farther from the camera,

    Is thus cropped?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur Morris View Post
    Hard to imagine a more dynamic top shot pose plus a killer BKGR. I am pretty sure that the right wing issues are the result of motion blur as d-o-f is very close to 50/50 at 500mm. Crop-factor bodies add d-o-f as the subject is farther from the camera,

    Is thus cropped?

    With love, artie

    ps: Steve Elkins has been getting Nikon 500 PFs and SONY 200-600s (and SONY and Nikon 600s and Canon 600 IIIs for my blog folks iin short order regulaly in receny months. You can contact him via e=mail here: Steve@bedfords.com. Their service is fast, re;iable, and personal abd you save $50 by using the BIRDSASART discount code at checkout. I spoke to a guy at Bosque today who has beeb on the list for a 500 PF since March ...
    Thank you for the comment Artie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Becker View Post
    This is a real stunner. Love the pose detail and fanned tail. Exposure looks awesome. You must have been thrilled. TFS
    Thank you Alex, Yes! Does jumping up and down for a few minutes count as thrilled?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Backs View Post
    Super image. You probably would have needed to stop down a little to get the right wing in focus, but not that big of a deal. Still a great image. The 500 PF is next on my gear list.
    Thank you Jack, Get it! I totally recommend it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Mack View Post
    Killer flight frame.
    Thanks a lot John! Much appreciated

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Dix View Post
    Super flight pose, great head turn. Love the red shoulders.
    Thank you Bill! Glad you liked it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Munsey View Post
    That's a cracking capture, gorgeous in every way!
    Thanks a million Tim!

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    Quote Originally Posted by arash_hazeghi View Post
    wow that's a killer shot the dynamic pose takes it to the top, excellent details too

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    Thank you Arash! Glad you liked this one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kamal Hari Menon View Post
    Fantastic image.

    I liked the eye contact, wing position and overall sharpness on the body..

    I wish the right wing also could have been in focus.
    Thank you Kamal! Much appreciated

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