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Photographer Marcus Armani  Marcus Armani {Karma:36599}
Project #56 Wildlife and Insects Camera Model Canon 30D
Categories From The Field
Wildlife
Film Format
Portfolio Birds In Flight
Lens Canon 400mm DO
Uploaded 1/29/2007 Film / Memory Type ISO400
    ISO / Film Speed
Views 2690 Shutter 1/2000
Favorites Aperture f/8.0
Critiques 72 Rating Critique Only Image
Location City -  Pacifica
State -  CA
Country - United States   United States
About This hawk was going down for prey, I caught him at full speed then lost him in the brush for a bit, he appeared again with no catch :(
Thanks for the comments, As I am still shooting the raptors and have more to come, with a shorebird inbetween.....
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There are 72 Comments in 1 Pages
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Hussam AL_ Khoder   {K:79545} 2/6/2008
I love this, such a beautiful capture!!!!

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Debdeep Rakshit   {K:312} 2/6/2008
This is a wonderful moment with a perfect justice done to it, by the photographer.

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Frank Beer   {K:10112} 10/18/2007
Great, perfect as usual!

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Tiger Lily     {K:10966} 9/29/2007
breathtaking shot marcus. i think i like having the darker foliage in the bg which sets off the bird very nicely. i haven't been taking pictures myself, just leaving comments for my old friends on usefilm.

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Ana Luisa Grosso Ana Luisa Grosso   {K:-37} 6/19/2007
NICE SHOT!

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Shirley D. Cross-Taylor Shirley D. Cross-Taylor   {K:167917} 6/18/2007
Amazing capture, Marcus! Congratulations!:)

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Patrick Sookiasian Patrick Sookiasian   {K:1350} 6/18/2007
very nice shot.

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Larry Fosse Larry Fosse   {K:66462} 6/18/2007
Hey Marcus...they dug up an older one & an excellent choice...superb

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Gabriele Bullita Gabriele Bullita   {K:1235} 6/18/2007
M A R V E L O U S, a very great shot my friend!
Regards, Gabriele

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Hussam AL_ Khoder   {K:79545} 6/18/2007
Perfect timing.

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Bill Telzerow   {K:4993} 6/18/2007
Marcus, Marcus, Marcus... WOW!; WOW!; WOW! Absolutely wonderful capture... Two Thumbs UP!! Maybe three... ;-) Clarity, composition, the Moment...WOW! Did I say WOW?

Cheers,

Bill

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Mark Evans Mark Evans   {K:17428} 6/18/2007
front page for you mate and another award , well done on yet another superb capture !!! hope you are well ??

marky .

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Gaute Bruvik Gaute Bruvik   {K:1156} 6/7/2007
Is this really at f/8.0? At that speed? amazing....
Impressive catch, it must be hard as hell to follow at that speed..

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Vandy Neculae Vandy Neculae   {K:7990} 4/28/2007
Icredible and perfect image!

Best regards,
Vandy

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Aniket Chakrabarty Aniket Chakrabarty   {K:590} 4/27/2007
Absolutely stunning.............
Wonderful shot....I am really spellbound............
Regards,
Aniket

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tawfek alhumrani   {K:156} 4/25/2007
woooaaaooow
it's perfect

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AJ Miller AJ Miller   {K:49168} 3/16/2007
Just superb. Perfect sharpness. Perfect background. Congrats on the SC award.

AJ

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fokstrot . fokstrot .   {K:6560} 3/4/2007
Breathtaking capture!

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Hesham Abouzekry   {K:15927} 2/18/2007
more of wonderful professional shot.
direct to my favorite.
H.A

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jacques brisebois   {K:73883} 2/18/2007
you still post very nice photography my friend. This one is very impressive, a real nice capture.

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Riny Koopman Riny Koopman   {K:102908} 2/13/2007
Excellent capture Marcus, love the diving pose and the composition, wonderful detail and clarity, very well done as always...:):)Riny

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Pat Oates Pat Oates   {K:3046} 2/12/2007
Really exciting shot. One of your best captures considering all the factors involved.

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Janet Wechter   {K:2935} 2/11/2007
Another great shot, love the capture.

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Partha Pal Partha Pal   {K:11619} 2/10/2007
Amazing shot. Great vigor and perfect timeing. Congrats for the award.
Its my dream shot.
Into my fav.
Partha:) :)

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Seyed Babak Musavi   {K:496} 2/9/2007
Woooow another very nice flight shot from you

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Marian Man Marian Man   {K:80636} 2/8/2007
stunning!!!!!!
congratulations for the more than well deserved award dear Marcus!!!!!
Marian

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Janis Atuk-Jones   {K:86} 2/8/2007
Very awesome and beautiful shot Marcus!
Janis

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Alicia Popp   {K:87532} 2/8/2007
Anduve unos días de vacaciones y veo con alegría tu portaflolios lleno de preciosas fotos y como ésta premiada, que bien lo mereces!
Felicitaciones!

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Guido Tweepenninckx Guido Tweepenninckx   {K:20076} 2/7/2007
wow,that's a great dive shot Marcus-very unique!
congrats.
guido.

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vanessa shakesheff vanessa shakesheff   {K:68786} 2/6/2007
Stunning shot ..fantastic timing ..colour and detail ..1st class.nessa

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lynn carter   {K:12} 2/6/2007
fantastic detail

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Saeed Al Shamsi Saeed Al Shamsi   {K:47735} 2/6/2007
Seldom and unique shot, your patience and alertness resulted in one of rare and splendid shot, a perfect one.
congrats on such amazing capture and recognition.
Saeed

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Bruce Harper   {K:5305} 2/6/2007
Wow, great timing Marcus, your technique and the images you produce are excellent.

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Kiarang Alaei Kiarang Alaei   {K:49415} 2/4/2007
Wow...Marcus, what are you doing. any works by you are beautiful and awesome.
a very very special moment and great technical catching.
it impress viewers because of the very different angle of the bird to the down.
focus, DOF and sharpness is perfect too!

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Jinggoy Montenejo Jinggoy Montenejo   {K:7736} 2/3/2007
Awesome shot Marcus! Excellent DOF LOL :-)
As you said, it's one of your best shots, I agree!

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Mohsen Bayramnejad Mohsen Bayramnejad   {K:21377} 2/3/2007
Wow! another great wild-life photograph from you, dear Marcus! I really love this one... so nice view and good timing.
and congratulations on this well deserved award!

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Pawel Kwasnicki Pawel Kwasnicki   {K:9651} 2/1/2007
fool speed dive! lovely and amazing! great colors and detail, very nice background! best regards, Pawel

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Shirley D. Cross-Taylor Shirley D. Cross-Taylor   {K:167917} 2/1/2007
WOW...incredible, Marcus! Congratulations!:)

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Avi  Avi     {K:70138} 2/1/2007
HAD TO BE !!!!!!!!!!...... very just award !!!

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Paul's Photos Paul's Photos   {K:35235} 1/31/2007
excellent as always...............

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Alessandro Capelli Alessandro Capelli   {K:34796} 1/31/2007
Congratulations my friend!
ALe

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Roberto Arcari Farinetti Roberto Arcari Farinetti   {K:209486} 1/31/2007
wooww marcus a super capture.. is above the prey..
really nice and really cool shot composed my friend!
sure the choice in horizontal cut have gave back the effect photography but more “reposed”.. does not seem a cruel action image.. I think that a vertical cut would have “killed” the natural beauty of “nature mother”.. it is only my opinion,
really great..

sure also i agree with the award..best congrats!!!
roby

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Riny Koopman Riny Koopman   {K:102908} 1/31/2007
This is a really great picture my Friend! Take a contact with National Geographic because its deserve to be published !!! gongrats,riny

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Marcus Armani Marcus Armani   {K:36599} 1/30/2007
Thanks Andrew, I very rarely use a tripod for birds in flight I find in too restrecting, they are all handheld. I shoot typically at any hot spot I hear of in my area, when shooting birds, other photographers are you best tool, that and getting to know each species and there tendencies.
so for the most part I shoot raptors in nature preserves, grassy open spaces with trees and a reason for mice or rats to be there. shorebirds are typically shot in an area where the water, lake or stream etc.. is not to wide so getting close is not a problem. I also use other photographers for information and hot areas, and always share mine. If you want In depth settings and any other info feel free to email, you can find my info at www.armaniphotography.com ..

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Andrew George   {K:343} 1/30/2007
This picture is absolutly stunning Marcus.
Questions: Do you use a tripod for your pictures and if so how do you manage to capture the subjects so perfectly?
WHat type of places do you go to to take the pictures?

Andrew

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Robert Chin   {K:22282} 1/30/2007
Congrats on the award Marcus,was expecting one.
Robbie

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66437} 1/30/2007
Hi Marcus,
Congrats on the SC for this one! The trademark crispness is there along with the usual detail.
I didn't know these guys attacked head first? I thought they all just came down talons first and wings back. I suppose they have to start of comeing down fast like this first and then flip feet first for the kill? I never really thought about it.
Andre

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Jan Hoffman Jan Hoffman   {K:39467} 1/30/2007
Marcus -- can't say much except: wowee, wowee. Superb capture; the grace of the dive bombing hawk is amazing.
--Regards, Jan

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Larry Fosse Larry Fosse   {K:66462} 1/29/2007
WOW......a well earned SC Marcus

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Meg Metcalfe Meg Metcalfe   {K:6114} 1/29/2007
A perfect stop action shot, it's gone straight into my favorites.

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Jason Mckeown Jason Mckeown   {K:22200} 1/29/2007
Another perfect capture Marcus focus is dead on well captured

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Ali Al-Mohannadi   {K:134} 1/29/2007
amazing ...

Best Regards
Ali

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giovanni guido marchi giovanni guido marchi   {K:27040} 1/29/2007
cattura da brivido....eccellente!!!!!!

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Avi  Avi     {K:70138} 1/29/2007
Ohhhh.. another masterpiece from you Marcus !!!!

AMAAAAZING !!!

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Violetta  Tarnowska   {K:24497} 1/29/2007
Marcus:)
Excellent moment, masterly timing, depth and sharpness. Next congratulations .... with the great pleasure... :)
Warm hugs:)
Viola

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Leo Régnier  Я£ Leo Régnier  Я£   {K:67696} 1/29/2007
No words... just AWESOME WINNER IMAGE!!!
Leo

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M  jalili M  jalili   {K:69009} 1/29/2007
wooooooooow ................

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Dina Atassi Dina Atassi   {K:362} 1/29/2007
It's amazing , successful catch and incredible image beautiful details
Thank you marcus
Dina

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sara sue   {K:2117} 1/29/2007
one shot of a kind...a perfect moment to capture it with beautiful details

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D e b    D e b     {K:9399} 1/29/2007
this should get all the awards here in UF..!!! mindblowing ...!!! what a sharpness...!!!!

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Patrick Ziegler Patrick Ziegler   {K:21797} 1/29/2007
Nice Job Marcus, tac sharp! It would have been great in the verticle too. I know, There aint much time to think of every thing when a moment like this happens. Flip the camera around a poof he's gone.

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 1/29/2007
Stunning depth and composition Marcus . . . your trademarks!! :) Hey! You mention " . . . no catch :( . . . ) Now let's not be taking sides . . . The rat photo mentions " . . . no catch . . . ) LoL!

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Robert Chin   {K:22282} 1/29/2007
WOWWW!!!
You out did yourself Marcus,amazing capture to get the hawk as sharp as that.
Take care
Robbie

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Roberto Okamura   {K:22851} 1/29/2007
Great momment Marcus!
Excellent capture!
Roberto.

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Leonie Fitzpatrick Leonie Fitzpatrick   {K:40551} 1/29/2007
Marcus... :) Am totally amazed...

I'm sure that you have feathers and can fly... This is truly wonderful in the detail, and the fact that the hawk was diving is magic...:)

Brilliant Sir... :)

Onie...

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Mary  Jane Mary  Jane   {K:5867} 1/29/2007
Nice comeback!I can say you were born to capture these birds and share them to us all.Whether their stationery,or in flight in every direction you come up with the best shot.COngratulations for another award.And welcome back!
MJ

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Joe Brown Joe Brown   {K:23213} 1/29/2007
Fantastic capture. Just excellent.
Have a great day.

Joe

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Wez   Wez     {K:14339} 1/29/2007
Excellent timing!

The best in your series so far i think.

Regards

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Joggie van Staden Joggie van Staden   {K:41700} 1/29/2007
Stunning my friend, just stunning!Regards.
Joggie

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Phillip  Minnis    Phillip  Minnis    {K:13131} 1/29/2007
Another incredible image, Marcus! Well done, again, mate!

Cheers

Phil

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Andy Seehusen   {K:3369} 1/29/2007
Excellent Shot. Good focus on the bird. A little more panning might give it the blurred motion effect, but still a very impressive capture.

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Riccardo De Matteis   {K:1485} 1/29/2007
only critique? sharpness is at the top and the moment is perfect...

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