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    Default falcon stoop

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    Another image from SoCal back in July. it was a dark morning initially which created a bit of drama


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    Wild! What a bird! Fabulous shot.

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    Fantastic, Arash. Your images have a unique look and quality that can be picked out immediately. If the birds right wing had been extended more, to match the left wing, the image could have been better. Nit picking, I am sure. The expression on the birds face is priceless. Thank you for sharing.
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    Love the screaming pose on this one. Killer background.

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    Oh my oh my. I actually like the asymmetry of the wings, it adds to the tension and drama for me.

    Did you use Tracking Zone?

    This is one of your very best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph Przybyla View Post
    Fantastic, Arash. Your images have a unique look and quality that can be picked out immediately. If the birds right wing had been extended more, to match the left wing, the image could have been better. Nit picking, I am sure. The expression on the birds face is priceless. Thank you for sharing.
    thanks Joe in a stoop wings are folded to give this bird a bullet like shape for max speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur Morris View Post
    Oh my oh my. I actually like the asymmetry of the wings, it adds to the tension and drama for me.

    Did you use Tracking Zone?

    This is one of your very best.

    with love, artie

    ps: the tail is mega too!
    hey Artie used zone with BEA enabled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arash_hazeghi View Post
    hey Artie used zone with BEA enabled.
    Thanks Arash, plain Zone or Tracking Zone?

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    Arash, great technique to get this guy in a stoop. I've not witnessed it specifically with this species, but have with others and those are challenging enough.

    Super detail, even at the tips of the wings and tail feathers. Love the eye contact and calling pose. Silky bkg.

    Nicely captured!

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    Great shot Arash, I have the exact same frame. It is amazing that the 200-600 produced equal quality to my 600mm prime. The 6.3 aperture you shot at revealed better dept of field to the tail feathers, I may post it to show the difference

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    Amazing and beautiful image Arash. What a moment with that look on in his face. Excellent coverage with the DOF.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur Morris View Post
    Thanks Arash, plain Zone or Tracking Zone?

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    when BEA is active the tracking/non-tracking mode becomes somewhat moot as the camera will just track the eye anywhere in the frame regardless of the pattern selected by the user.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn Conlan View Post
    Great shot Arash, I have the exact same frame. It is amazing that the 200-600 produced equal quality to my 600mm prime. The 6.3 aperture you shot at revealed better dept of field to the tail feathers, I may post it to show the difference
    yeah and the low light did not hurt it at all, I think for perched shots 600 BG is nicer but for anything else the zoom wins at this location, but only when backed up by the A1's AF.
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