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    A few Northern Harriers have returned to our local grassland for the winter. So far I haven't seen the Grey Ghost, but hopefully he will show up. And the females have not cooperated with my lens, but it's nice to see them coursing over the fields.

    So here is one from last January. A fairly large crop.

    D500, Sigma 150-600C @ 600 mm, ISO 800, 1/2500s @ f/7.1 manual.

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    Hi Bill. Great pose and really like the BG here. Wings down are not everyone's favourite but I like them! Large crop has resulted in a little softness, but other than that no nits from me. TFS

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    I love the downstroke here and the stare and he soft light.

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    Nice head turn and wings.. BG nice is nice, crop maybe a bit large, would be fine a bit less.
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    Bill, as mentioned really like the pose and the head turn. The bkg environment is nice as well.

    For me, the IQ suffered here and is especially evident on the head. But not far off by any stretch.

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    Looks great! The full wings-down is perfect. Good BG and I love the very subtle head-turn. I see what Brian mentions about IQ, but like him I too feel it is still OK.

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    Love the BG with just enough hint of environment and the pose/HA. TFS

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    Looking good here...maybe sharpen the head a little...Love the pose, great colours throughout...Nice crop

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    Thank you all. I realize the IQ suffers a little from the somewhat large crop. Here's a RP with a bit more sharpening on the head. Any more and it starts to look crunchy on my monitor.

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    Bill, often hard to overcome IQ issues due to crop but I actually think this helped notably!

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    love the head turn, the IQ has suffered quite a bit but as a harrier whisperer I know where too look. too bad you didn't have your longer lens, would have been a killer shot

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    Repost is definitely better but agree that large crop has affected IQ a bit.
    Great wing position and BG and light.
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    Congratulations Bill.

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    Better Bill

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    Thank you all again. Arash, what longer lens? My 600 + 2X is still in my dreams. My 500PF + 1.4 is a little longer, but frankly I find that combo difficult for BIF, as it spends too much time searching, except against a clear sky. (500PF by itself is great, and good for static subjects with the TC.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Dix View Post
    Thank you all again. Arash, what longer lens? My 600 + 2X is still in my dreams. My 500PF + 1.4 is a little longer, but frankly I find that combo difficult for BIF, as it spends too much time searching, except against a clear sky. (500PF by itself is great, and good for static subjects with the TC.)

    didn’t you have a 500 f/4 ? Agree PF +TC doesn’t fair well on the d500
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    Quote Originally Posted by arash_hazeghi View Post
    didn’t you have a 500 f/4 ? Agree PF +TC doesn’t fair well on the d500
    You're right, Arash. I did have the 500f4. I had to trade it in when I bought the 500PF, since I couldn't afford both, and the 500PF is much better on my aging shoulders. The 500f4 + 1.4 TC is a great BIF combo; I wish I had kept it.

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