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    A photo taken yesterday...
    D500 w/ 500pf w/ 1.4 @ 700mm., f8, 1/2000, (should have faster), iso1000
    Although old out of date technology, I got 12 fairly sharp frames of this hawk
    flying at me against a mottled tree/brush BG with this combo.
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    Dan Kearl

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    Tough to track a bird coming at you head on. You and the combo did well. I love the BG.

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    I'd be happy with this one Dan...haven't purchased the 1.4x TC yet, but it looks like it doesn't do too bad with bif. Tail and left wing show some noise. I might tone down the bird's left eye area. Love the BG.

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    Interesting pose here, and I like the mottled BG. The light was not your friend as it is off-angle and harsh - but birds don't always follow protocol.

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    Dynamic pose, not the easiest flight angle to get sharp so kudos on that front. I'm not familiar with this species but I'd be tempted to darken the eye little - looks very bright to me

    Mike

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    I like how the hawk fills the frame, fanned tail, BG and sharpness. I too would take some brightness out of the eye. Nice image Dan.

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    looks good from here needs a bit taming the facial highlights and NR on the tail, I wish the RTH was lower in the frame and eye level with you

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