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Thread: Red-tailed Hawk juvenile against autumn hillside.

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    Default Red-tailed Hawk juvenile against autumn hillside.

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    D500, Sigma 150-6--C @ 550mm, ISO 800, 1/2500s @ f/6.3 manual, HH.

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    Hi Bill. This is very nice. Has a lovely atmosphere, with the bird posed against the lovely autumn colours of that beautiful BG. Two minor nitpics: HA could be a couple of degrees towards us, and the shadow between the wings draws my attention. Is this a large crop?

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    BG, light, colours, and comp all good. I agree with Paul about head angle. Shadow too, but I can live with it.

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    BG is killer although maybe some more NR on it?? HA is ok, a flight portrait of a Juvie is unique.
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    Exceptional Background for me.

    Too back with Head angle. I will still take this image.

    TFS

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    Bill, an astounding backdrop you got here. Just awesome.

    You made a common species look fantastic here. I too would have given a left pinky toe for some head and eye connection.

    Did everything you could here. Nicely presented sir!

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    A very pleasing and unusual image I like the colours and you did well with the bird - sharp and good DOF. I am sure if you had an ideal head angle you would have posted it.

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    Hi Bill .... looking good to me , easy as I am not that much of HA wonk

    Nice bird , good pose and overall pleasing light with lovely colors ..... nicely separated from the BG

    TFS Andreas

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    Killer sweet BKGR. Sharp with the near underwing fully lit. Mazel tov. I like this one so much that I should not mention that I am with he head angle mongers :(. But I cannot help myself.

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    Very nice flight frame of this red-tail. Love that color in the background.

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    Thanks everyone.

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