A little luck never hurts.
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morris
Registered: May 22, 2002
Total Posts: 33831
Country: United States

The first is a beauty Ron.

Luck is the confluence of timing and skill.

Morris



Tim Kuhn
Registered: Nov 29, 2006
Total Posts: 43876
Country: United States

Nice work Ron, I'll go with 2. Sometimes you can make your own luck but sometimes it is just luck Maybe try shooting at f8 or so more often, you may like the results

Tim



Karl Witt
Registered: Jul 11, 2007
Total Posts: 32135
Country: United States

I like the pose on #1 and I don't mind the DOF at all, that was a masterful grab shot buddy, looks close to the brances and f/4.5 might not have made much difference anyhow? Cool and in tight!

#2 aren't you supposed to light the bottoms of these?

Your plan worked and you got lucky

Karl



dorian
Registered: Feb 20, 2011
Total Posts: 2973
Country: N/A

very nice ron. glad to see you went back for your gear!

dorian



dalite
Registered: Aug 13, 2005
Total Posts: 3176
Country: United States

Yeah, that trip back for the gear paid off big time. Great shot #1.



sdgnh
Registered: Nov 27, 2009
Total Posts: 3139
Country: United States

Wow, great work, Ron. You may have had luck finding him, but it took great skill to create these images.
Nancy



tinyfishy
Registered: Sep 16, 2009
Total Posts: 275
Country: Canada

Great looking images for this species.



CDaescher
Registered: Jul 19, 2011
Total Posts: 9962
Country: Netherlands

Two very nice shots, Ron. Well done.
Chris



Charlie Shugart
Registered: Feb 06, 2007
Total Posts: 28285
Country: United States

Good compensation for having to do chores, Ron.
Both are excellent, although the first is my preference.
Charlie



tfoltz
Registered: Jul 08, 2008
Total Posts: 18425
Country: United States

Ron, One word... Awesome 1st shot

-Tim



surfnron
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 28908
Country: United States

eyelaser wrote:
Super shots Ron with great wing spread on that second one.
Eric


Thanx Eric. I really like the pose in 2. I do wish it had been a little farther away though.

broncoholic wrote:
Wow, really nice Ron!

Both are good but for me, #1 is the shot!

~Mike~


Thanx for looking, and the pick Mike.

trenchmonkey wrote:
Sweet, Ron...well worth the trip back for the gear!


Thanx Will. I should keep my gear in the truck, but there's something about leaving gear in a truck that is worth less than the gear...

douter wrote:
Nice captures Ron! No 1 for me also. Wow!
Douglas


Thanx Douglas.

KCollett wrote:
Nice images Ron. I like the second best.


Thanx Ken.

thehotel wrote:
NICE

Wacky roger


Thanx Roger.

Mark Cronin wrote:
Great job Ron,
I really like the first.

Mark


Thanx Mark.

Rob Tillyer wrote:
Very nice Ron. Lucky is good.

Rob


Thanx Rob. I need all the luck I can get.

Herb Houghton wrote:
Nice ones Ron, I like that first one.


Thanx Herb.

acjd wrote:
#1 is very nice.


Thanx.

cohenfive wrote:
nice!


Thanx Richard.

Ron



surfnron
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 28908
Country: United States

David Leask wrote:
Beauties Ron, both of them. Good job.
David


Thanx David.

Ted ellis wrote:
Ron!


Thanx Ted.

birdied wrote:
Wonderful shots Ron ! Like them both.

Birdie


Thanx Birdie.

kmunroe wrote:
#1 for me Ron


Thanx Kenny.

marklankton wrote:
Whoo! Keeping your eyes open is better than luck and you were clearly doing that! But I would certainly have considered myself lucky, especially for the first one.
Mark


Thanx Mark. the downside is that every time I pass that field now, I'll be looking hard for that hawk.

Shasoc wrote:
You made the best of this opportunity, Ron. Fine captures
Socrate


Thanx Socrate.

WesN wrote:
Ron,

#1 for me. A very cool capture.

Wes N.


Thanx for the pick Wes.

brian_sp wrote:
super shots you captured, #1 is excellent


Thanx Brian.

Ron



BeeBalm
Registered: Nov 13, 2012
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Ron,
Great job ... my pix 1!
BeeBalm



Howard Kearley
Registered: Jul 16, 2008
Total Posts: 7745
Country: United Kingdom

First one made the rushing around worth it!

Howard



surfnron
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 28908
Country: United States

morris wrote:
The first is a beauty Ron.

Luck is the confluence of timing and skill.

Morris


Thanx Morris, and you may be on to something.

Tim Kuhn wrote:
Nice work Ron, I'll go with 2. Sometimes you can make your own luck but sometimes it is just luck Maybe try shooting at f8 or so more often, you may like the results

Tim


Thanx Tim. I do try to stop down a little for IF shots.

Karl Witt wrote:
I like the pose on #1 and I don't mind the DOF at all, that was a masterful grab shot buddy, looks close to the brances and f/4.5 might not have made much difference anyhow? Cool and in tight!

#2 aren't you supposed to light the bottoms of these?

Your plan worked and you got lucky

Karl


Thanx Karl. I think the dof is ok in 1, but maybe could have been better? Thanx for the suggestion on 2...

dorian wrote:
very nice ron. glad to see you went back for your gear!

dorian


Thanx Dorian.

dalite wrote:
Yeah, that trip back for the gear paid off big time. Great shot #1.


Thanx Dennis. I have always found the advice in your profile invaluable.

sdgnh wrote:
Wow, great work, Ron. You may have had luck finding him, but it took great skill to create these images.
Nancy


Thanx Nancy. I'll take your kind words.

tinyfishy wrote:
Great looking images for this species.


Thanx.

CDaescher wrote:
Two very nice shots, Ron. Well done.
Chris


Thanx Chris.

Charlie Shugart wrote:
Good compensation for having to do chores, Ron.
Both are excellent, although the first is my preference.
Charlie


Thanx Charlie. Much better than chores for sure.

tfoltz wrote:
Ron, One word... Awesome 1st shot

-Tim


You are too kind Tim.

Ron



Desert Drake
Registered: Nov 05, 2008
Total Posts: 5447
Country: United States

Superb, Ron. Great shots.
Al



surfnron
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 28908
Country: United States

BeeBalm wrote:
Ron,
Great job ... my pix 1!
BeeBalm


Thanx BB.

Howard Kearley wrote:
First one made the rushing around worth it!

Howard


Thanx Howard.

Desert Drake wrote:
Superb, Ron. Great shots.
Al


Thanx Al.

Ron



Jude Perera
Registered: Jan 10, 2007
Total Posts: 8051
Country: Sri Lanka

Super shots Ron. I like both captures.

Jude



jodelak
Registered: Oct 25, 2009
Total Posts: 563
Country: Canada

Great shots Ron! Yep, a little luck does not hurt at all, and I don't mind having a lot of it. The last frame is just a magnificent shot, the small aperture helped (i think) in getting the entire bird in perfect focus. That is really a sweet image.



KSAnand
Registered: Nov 16, 2006
Total Posts: 136
Country: United States

#1 is my pick. The DOF shows a bit of environment and adds to the image.



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