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rb4good Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd May 2006Mon 14-Jan-13 01:36 AM
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"The Lift Off"


Rocky Hill, US
          

This Red-tail caught me totally flatfooted when it launched itself. Usually they squat before taking off but this guy shot straight up and then took to flight. The second shot is focused on his claws, which is where his head was a second earlier and thus his head is a little soft(but the talons are nice and sharp).

D300,300F4,1.7tc,ISO 400,hand held,F/8@1/1000









Rick

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DerekTV85 Silver Member Nikonian since 12th Feb 2012Mon 14-Jan-13 01:47 AM
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Salt Lake City, US
          

Those are a amazing shots. Did you have exp comp set higher. Or did you get a proper reading off the meter. Thats some bright sky behind this guy, and you nailed the exp.

  

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rb4good Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd May 2006Mon 14-Jan-13 02:22 AM
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Rocky Hill, US
          

Thanks Derek. Center-weighted off of bird,added + .3 EV in NX2,denoise and detail in Topaz,back to NX2 for "levels and curves",and + on the slider in "contrast and brightness" and sharpening.

Rick

  

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vcottman Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd May 2006Mon 14-Jan-13 01:51 AM
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Denver, US
          

Great series Rick! It may have caught you by surprise, but you still got the shot!

Good shootin'


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rb4good Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd May 2006Mon 14-Jan-13 02:24 AM
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Rocky Hill, US
          

Thanks Vaughn. He cooperated by flying by me instead of the usual butt shots.

Rick

  

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