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BIFs, well, y'all know that means birds in flight. DIF means deer in flight. gringrin

From this afternoon at the Sax-Zim Bog, a bald eagle, buck fawn and rough-legged hawk (pale morph).

All with Canon 30D and Canon 400 f5.6L, iso400, f5.6, various shutter speeds. BIFs shot at +1 exposure compensation, deer also accidentally at +1 (DOH!)

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Looks like she showed you what's up. I like the last hawk the best, I think the fist hawk could make a great pano as well.

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Thanks man. I like the hawk the best as well. First good rough-legged BIFs I've got. The pano crop is going on the wall. If I can find room on the wall. winkwink

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I can,t decide on which eagle pic I like better but they both are keepers. I like the full right wing on the first but when you see both wings as equal that looks good too.I was wondering what in the heck you said to that doe ? It must have been something to do with marinade and the grill grin

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Oooh, make it hurt that I couldn't go for a drive today! I like the statement in that last deer shot, but the hawks are great! grin

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Love the raptors. I have to agree about the first hawk. It seems like hawk in flight shots are really tough, much more so than eagles. For some reason, this bugger seems to be coming your way. Sharp eyes with a glint - great combo. Oh, that butt shot isn't bad either. grin

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It is not so much the camera but you need a good lens too. Steve put in the specs but I would guess around $2000 with a fast CF card would get you there. Its not about the cost but the enjoyment of the shot grin

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Seriously nice work Steve! The hawk shots are beauties but I like that doe in the tall grass as well and the leaping doe. They are just not your everyday deer in the woods shots!

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Thanks again, everyone.

BTW, it's not a doe. It's a buck fawn. You can see the antler nubbins in the standing shot and a little bit in the sitting shot.

The light out there from 3 p.m. on was to die for. Light gauzy clouds, warm light, gentle. Mmmmmmmmm. Hope it's the same way tomorrow. Have to decide: Head up the Echo or hit the Tomahawk? Maybe the Tomahawk, considering the wolf story I have to tell on a separate thread. gringrin

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Great captures Steve. I like both of the hawk images but the 2nd is really top shelf stuff!

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