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    Hi all,

    A northern harrier taken recently on an overcast day. In post, some NR to both the bird and BG.

    Camera: Nikon D500
    Lens: 500mm f/4 + 1.4 TC
    Specs: 1/3200 f/5.6 ISO 2,500

    Thanks for looking and commenting on prior posts!
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    Hi Alex, wonderful flight image. The HA, wings and tail position could not be better. Techs look spot on. Thank you for sharing.
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    Excellent capture, Alex. Great light and a beautiful extended wings and fanned tail. Nice highlight in her eye as well.


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    In my opinion this is simply superb. Great wide pose in superb light, complementary BG. Jealousy is a terrible thing - but that's what I have right now!

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    Super banking pose, with full-spread wings and fanned tail, eye contact. Good detail on the head. Well done.

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    Cool Wing position and Head Angle. Background really works well

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    Great view of this harrier. Love the pose and the soft light brings out the detail wonderfully. You keep these up your going to give those west coast guys i run for their money.

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    Wow that looks excellent, you have a terrific pose and beautiful colours a complimentary non intrusive background and great detail, DOF couldn't be better.

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    Awesome banking shot Alex, love the BG and the plumage of the young female bird, it is a money shot and if mine I might just sharpen her a touch more

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    Fabulous result, as good as anything I think you've posted here! Pose is perfect, and the steely background is so good. Composition is good but wonder if you'd have resolution and space to go vertical. Agree with Arash
    that a bit more sharpening is all this needs. Envious as I have nothing of this bird!

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    A tiny bit more sharpening would be nice, but awesome pose and BG.
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    I am late to the party Alex.
    What a shot!
    Perfect wing position and HA.
    Love the BG and the dark conditions.
    No nits from me.
    Gail

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    Thanks all, much appreciated. I was pretty thrilled with this image so glad folks liked it. I added a bit more sharpening which did help. The frame before this one I edited as a vertical which I'll probably post at some point as well. Thanks again,

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