Part of a Falconry demonstration. A Harris Hawk.
The trick is to get the four foot wingspan through an eighteen inch space at speed and gain the prize.
Expertly accomplished, feet first.
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AROBN54 (11475) 2007-08-28 20:00
Flippin' awesome shot! The timing on this is absolutely stunning. To have caught that bird going full speed at just the moment he clears that guys arms is incredible. I love the way the guy has his eyes closed. Beautiful clarity, razor sharp detail, just a MAD action shot. Utterly amazing. Warm regards,
melmcree (18) 2007-08-29 12:36
Very awesome photo. I love the expressions and your timing was excellent.
tyro (26142) 2007-08-31 9:54
Quite spectacular? No. Bloody spectacular!!
And so is your photograph.
This is clearly a fast-moving target but you've frozen it solid at 1/1500 sec. - in fact so much so that I had to look twice as I thought the man on the right was holding the bird or something. Obviously modern-day focal-plane shutters move a lot faster than the old ones because with them you always ended up with some image distortion because of the slow-moving "slit" of the shutter (racing cars with oval wheels, etc.).
A fantastic picture taken with precise timing!
P.S. Tell me Dougie - do you ever use any of the shutter speeds between 10 seconds and 1/1000th? :-)
ollie59 (796) 2007-09-02 9:53
wow dougie this is something else my friend ,to get such detail and at the right moment ,its a perfect shot for me
fantastic action shot that you ought to submit to a magazine or two
well done my friend
chriswhitley (2027) 2007-09-17 14:06
Amazing shot and something quite different. Sometimes I fail to understand why some shots gain so few points on TE and others so many! This deserves more. Chris
- Copyright: Dougie Johnston (dougie) (2972)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-08-26
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Event, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon 20D, Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS USM, UV-filter
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/1500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2007-08-28 14:58
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