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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 January 2011 at 20:33
At oktober 2009 we did have a buzzard at The netherlands that was very tolerant to people.
I did spend a whole day from sun rusing to sunset.
I do not believe I have showed these photo's here before??

Foto 1: warming up


Foto 2: Better view at the dike


Foto 3: showing his nictitating membrane


Foto 4: Catching a mousse. Within 30 sec he die catch him and eated him and fly away again.
I was lucky standing at the good place



Foto 5: eating frogs


Foto 6: more deatails


Foto7 : waiting for his next prey


Foto 8: flying away


Foto 9: polishing...


Foto 10 : next mousse!


Foto11: busy road at the dike


Foto12 : The day is almost gone...


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 January 2011 at 20:51
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 January 2011 at 21:20
Originally posted by Nebbor Nebbor wrote:

@Hans Brinkel: amazing series! Shots 4 to 7 are very, very nice! I would be proud if they were from a captive bird, but of a wild one .

+1. Simply amazing pictures.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 January 2011 at 21:23
Thank you Nebbor.
Probaly this buzard has belonged to someone once??
Escape? ...we will never know?
The bird became very famous here and a lot of people were traveling to this part to take a unique shot.
I think he has lived here for about a month? and then he was gone to???

At one moment the buzzard was at the dike (foto 11) and I was standing below the dike.
At a moment he did fly directly to me in one line to land about 3 meters for my feet to....catch a mousse!!
I was schocked, you never expect a bird will catch a mousse that close from you


Edited by Hans Brinkel - 24 January 2011 at 21:25
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 January 2011 at 07:17
female Rufus Whistler

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 January 2011 at 08:17
Nice series Hans. Loved all the shots of the series.
 



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 January 2011 at 08:21
Thanks Nebbor - Great eagle portrait
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 January 2011 at 16:22
Serdar, great action shots with fish, fishing with the "harpoon"

Some birds and the sunset's theatre


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 January 2011 at 17:21
@frank61: Nice shots, frank61! A couple of suggestions... The gull in #2 is very well exposed and your use of center-weighted metering was excellent. You might be able to get a bit more detail out of the water by increasing the "Fill Light" or adjusting the curve upward slightly at the low end. I like both your silhouettes. #3 could benefit from a bit of straightening (IMHO).

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 January 2011 at 17:45
Many thanks Brian You like It, #2 is alredy filled light but I didn't try to set curves. PP is made in Photoshop Elements and working with currves is not possible (manual, like PS). At #3 You mean the straightening the curves too, yes?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 January 2011 at 18:07
on #3, I was suggesting a slight rotation clockwise.

In PSE7 you can accomplish something line curve adjustment by using Enhance->Adjust Lighting->Shadows/Highlights and move the "Lighten Shadows" slider to the right.

Cheers... Brian

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 January 2011 at 20:21
Lately birds are hiding away from me, but I do manage to get them...

Northern Cardinal

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 January 2011 at 22:17
@rovhazman: Nicely captured and composed! Were these AF or manual?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 January 2011 at 00:12
Thanks Brian!
Regarding the composition, both photos are cropped...
As for the focus, it is AF but I use the DMF to help it.
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