RIF's (raptors in flight)

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RIF's (raptors in flight)
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Went to the Eifelpark again today and shot the raptors, wolves and bears plus a few others. I am still trying to figure out what focusing mode works the best for me at the park for the raptors. The distance is very often changing VERY rapidly. Anyway, here are a few I got with my a77M2 and Sony 70-400G2.

Ever see am Eagle swimming??

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Wow!  Awesome captures.  I'll trade you a dozen sparrows in my backyard for anyone of these.  I'll even throw in a chaser or two.  

Nice going.

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Pretty good shots.

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Those are gr8 clicks. I think you have nailed the focus well. Head out to shoot some wild ones before winter sets in.

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Wow! Awesome captures. I'll trade you a dozen sparrows in my backyard for anyone of these. I'll even throw in a chaser or two.

If they trade for the chaser I would luv to see the deal happen. . !

Seems you have good sparrow counts in Canada, we in India have "Save the sparrow" project.

http://www.savesparrow.com/index.php/save-the-sparrow-4/

http://www.cbmi.in/WhatisCBMI.html

On my morning walk I have not come across more than 10 count of sparrows.

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Thank you very much, CC! I always have fun at the Eifelpark. The animals are all very well cared for and they have a big area (185 acres). I also got some good shots of the bears and wolves which I'll post later.

Sorry I didn't have a Chaser for you! Did you see the Chaser I posted for you on my Just a Butterlfy thread?

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Thanks , Roscoe! Always nice to have you comment!

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Great shots!

I particularly love the owl.

This one is fit to be on an ancient Greek coin symboling the goddess Athena... 

Cheers,

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Thank you, Eric! Next time I am with that owl I'll make sure it gets an extra treat. Owls are also one of my favorites.

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Harris hawk

Eagle coming out of taking a swim

Turmfalke (Falco tinnunculus) - 100% crop

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yndesai wrote:

Those are gr8 clicks. I think you have nailed the focus well. Head out to shoot some wild ones before winter sets in.

Canadian Club wrote:

Wow! Awesome captures. I'll trade you a dozen sparrows in my backyard for anyone of these. I'll even throw in a chaser or two.

If they trade for the chaser I would luv to see the deal happen. . !

Seems you have good sparrow counts in Canada, we in India have "Save the sparrow" project.

http://www.savesparrow.com/index.php/save-the-sparrow-4/

http://www.cbmi.in/WhatisCBMI.html

On my morning walk I have not come across more than 10 count of sparrows.

Thanks for the information.  I certainly didn't know that.  We have sparrows all over the place - no lack of them here.

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Thank you very much, CC! I always have fun at the Eifelpark. The animals are all very well cared for and they have a big area (185 acres). I also got some good shots of the bears and wolves which I'll post later.

Sorry I didn't have a Chaser for you! Did you see the Chaser I posted for you on my Just a Butterlfy thread?

Yes, I did.  Looks like she was in some type of airplane.

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Awesome.

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Great.

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Piper PA-18.

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In reply to busch, 3 weeks ago

awesome shots!! (apart from the guy kissing the owl, that disgusted me, I don't like owls).

Could you post your camera settings (AF settings)? I just wonder how everyone else is using A77m2.

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Thanks very much for looking and the comments! That owl is the falconer's favorite raptor and it shows.

I am still trying different modes but for this show the center focus with lock on seemed to work the best. For R/C airplanes the lock on af, flexible spot worked well. I'm still playing around and have yet to find the "magical setting".

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