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Northern Harrier at Orlando Wetlands Park, last Sunday.  Lousy shot (underexposed by about 2 stops, lightened in ACR, despeckled, sharpened, cropped), but hey, it was a lifer!

 

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lyceel:

Northern Harrier at Orlando Wetlands Park, last Sunday.  Lousy shot (underexposed by about 2 stops, lightened in ACR, despeckled, sharpened, cropped), but hey, it was a lifer!

 

You call that a lousy shot?  I call it a good shot - if I got a flight shot half as good I'd be happy! 

Of course, seeing all your previous photos, I see why you have "high" standards.

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Well, it's not so much how it came out (which is still not great, but it's OK at that size).  Really, what made it lousy to me is how much work I had to put into it to get it looking at least presentable.

I'm still jazzed that I got a life bird, though, and that I got a photo that's good enough for ID purposes!

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lyceel:

Well, it's not so much how it came out (which is still not great, but it's OK at that size).  Really, what made it lousy to me is how much work I had to put into it to get it looking at least presentable.

I'm still jazzed that I got a life bird, though, and that I got a photo that's good enough for ID purposes!

Yup - that's the main thing!  Congrats!

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Osprey in the Sierras.  This was just pure luck, but I'll take it.

 

Hard work and persistence pays off sometimes, but there just ain't no beating pure luck!! Nice photo!

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I assume that's the same eagle that was involved in the biting incident in the other thread?  If so, I'm sure he/she will do well!  Smile

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lyceel:

I assume that's the same eagle that was involved in the biting incident in the other thread?  If so, I'm sure he/she will do well! 
Smile

   Yep!  She was found comatose in the middle of a road last Wednesday night...didn't "come to" till the next day...then wreaked havoc in the aviary!  Was kept there for only the next day and a half to make sure she didn't have seizures or other problems.  Quite the feisty young lady!

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Way cool shot, Matt!  I like how there are the 'out of focus' gulls in the background...they don't distract, and add to the concept of the photo.  nice job!

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I second that!  (but I like yours better, John)  This is one of my very early bird photos, taken in Feb. shortly after I started getting interested in birds.

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How about Amer. White Pelicans?  I finally got some decent shots of them, as they are very scarce in So CA until Fall/Winter I guess - there is a huge group of them at a place I go to in Irvine, CA, today.

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