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Conrad Tan
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p.1 #1 · A Dozen Snow Birds!


Congratulations to Conrad Tan for winning Feature Thread of the Week with 11 votes - View Previous Winners


Oh man do I have a treat for you all! I recently did a shoot with our very own Falconer extraordinaire Jim Rogers (raptrlvr) with a few dozen of his friends. It was as cold as -12 degrees at the lowest and rarely got over 15 degrees at the warmest. Best part was enjoying taking photographs of these magnificent birds as they engaged in predation in the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains.







1. The setting.... Nothing like shooting birds on a brisk morning surrounded by this scenery!






2. The conditions.... Snow that was thigh deep made pursuit in these conditions exhausting!!






3. The help... Sandy did her best to flush out wild game!






4. There was ONE sunny day, and the rest were crapppppppy lit days. I did the best I could in post processing with these squabbling Harris Hawks.






5. Got a few of shots of this very nice Norwegian Gyrfalcon.






6. How about a Snowy Owl in actual snow?






7. Terrific photo ops was offered by this Finnish Goshawk.






8. This very tiny Aplomado Falcon was quite the ham for the cam!






9. The closest I've ever been to a Prairie Falcon.






10. Another poorly lit day shooting high-key shots. This is a hybrid Peregrine Falcon






11. A rare treat was the chance to photograph this magnificent Siberian Goshawk






12. And for those who don't care for this type of photography... this is what Mr Eurasian Eagle Owl thinks of you.







Dec 04, 2013 at 10:15 AM
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p.1 #2 · A Dozen Snow Birds!


me first!


Not bad!



Dec 04, 2013 at 10:26 AM
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Well Well my friend, what a excellent set #7 & 11 are super shots, thanks for sharing & lets see some more, I know that you took more than a dozen shots
Paul



Dec 04, 2013 at 11:49 AM
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p.1 #4 · A Dozen Snow Birds!


Gorgeous, I would love to do one of these shoots some day as I adore raptors They are all spectacular as per your usual standards Conrad. I love the look of Mr. Eurasian in the last one

TFS
Geoff



Dec 04, 2013 at 11:49 AM
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p.1 #5 · A Dozen Snow Birds!


Nice collection of very rarely, if ever seen raptors. Must have been fun once you got your stuff thawed out
Eric



Dec 04, 2013 at 12:58 PM
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Dec 04, 2013 at 01:03 PM
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p.1 #7 · A Dozen Snow Birds!


A most excellent set Conrad. Lots of exotics in an exotic location (exotic to you west coasters). Well done sir.


Dec 04, 2013 at 01:50 PM
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p.1 #8 · A Dozen Snow Birds!


Good morning Conrad!
A very very lovely set
BeeBalm



Dec 04, 2013 at 01:56 PM
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p.1 #9 · A Dozen Snow Birds!


Lots of very nice shots. Thanks for posting. Your owl sort of reminds me of Grumpy Cat. :-)


Dec 04, 2013 at 02:06 PM
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Very nice work CT You sure made the most of this different opportunity!!! I love to shoot in the cold

Tim



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p.1 #11 · A Dozen Snow Birds!


Love seeing the Snowy Owl.


Dec 04, 2013 at 02:34 PM
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p.1 #12 · A Dozen Snow Birds!


I have to post again...I just keep coming back into this thread to look at that Eurasian owl...I've been laughing all morning at that look and Conrad's caption


Dec 04, 2013 at 02:51 PM
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p.1 #13 · A Dozen Snow Birds!


Outstanding Conrad. Ed


Dec 04, 2013 at 03:11 PM
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Wow, great set Conrad.

George



Dec 04, 2013 at 03:14 PM
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p.1 #15 · A Dozen Snow Birds!


I like all of them. You done did gooood.

Wacky roger



Dec 04, 2013 at 05:18 PM
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p.1 #16 · A Dozen Snow Birds!


What an opportunity and you absolutely took full advantage of it! Great shots!


Dec 04, 2013 at 05:21 PM
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p.1 #17 · A Dozen Snow Birds!


Wonderful shots Conrad ! 6, 7, 8, 9 and 11 are my favorites. Gorgeous set.

Birdie



Dec 04, 2013 at 05:23 PM
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p.1 #18 · A Dozen Snow Birds!


Dude - Bro, up to your excellent standards!


Dec 04, 2013 at 05:28 PM
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p.1 #19 · A Dozen Snow Birds!


You did good with a wonderful opportunity you were given. It's a 7 11 choice for me. As usual, all your images are of the highest standard. Thank you for including some images of the story.


Dec 04, 2013 at 06:12 PM
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p.1 #20 · A Dozen Snow Birds!


Conrad,
Technically spot on, great post processing.

-Tim



Dec 04, 2013 at 06:55 PM
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