Northern Harrier

Posted by Mako_Elite on Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:42 pm

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Shot this morning. It was a beautiful day. Clear sky, frost on the ground, cold crisp air. I was checking for Short-eared Owls..it is still little early, but I found few Northern Harriers.
D2Hs, (MF) 500mm f/4 P ED IF
1/3200, ISO-400, f/5.6 handheld.

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by Karl Egressy on Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:33 pm
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Great find and an excellent shot of a raptor I haven't seen for years.

by Cynthia Crawford on Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:42 pm
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Always love seeing a harrier in the field-they fly low so often. Perfect environment- lovely shot.
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by peter makuch on Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:24 pm
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you nailed this guy, well done MAKO.

by SantaFeJoe on Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:38 pm
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Great capture for handheld with a manual focus lens! That’s what I use and I know how hard it is to capture a BIF with it in focus, even when using a tripod. She stands out nicely against the BG.

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by Biru Mitra on Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:58 am
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Beautiful shot of this bird of prey. The most interesting part I felt is that he constantly kept his eye on the photographer. Lovely eye contact.



by david fletcher on Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:25 pm
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Wonderful image Ludo. Perfection! Like the info on the day too.
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by Tusar Bhowmik on Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:16 pm
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An excellent shot of this raptor in lovely environment.

by Ron Day on Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:00 pm
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I second Joe's thoughts, excellent work with the manual focus lens, Ludo. This is a handsome shot, and the inclusion of habitat is wonderful.

by Carol Clarke on Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:42 pm
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Beautiful bird and beautiful image, Ludo!

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by Paul Rossi on Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:05 pm
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Great wing angle, light, and background. Pretty hatch-year bird.
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