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Photographer Marcus Armani  Marcus Armani {Karma:36599}
Project #56 Wildlife and Insects Camera Model Canon 30D
Categories From The Field
Nature
Film Format Digital JPEG High
Portfolio Birds In Flight
Lens Canon 400mm DO
Uploaded 9/20/2007 Film / Memory Type Sandisk
    ISO / Film Speed 400
Views 1024 Shutter 1/500
Favorites Aperture f/4.5
Critiques 26 Rating Critique Only Image
Location City -  HMB
State -  CA
Country - United States   United States
About After a day out shooting I captured this red tail in full dive, It wasnt the best shot of the day, but something about it caught my eye. Maybe the hot nose :)
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vanessa shakesheff vanessa shakesheff   {K:68786} 10/4/2007
Looks 3D marcus ..great dof and detail..nessa

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Hesham Abouzekry   {K:15927} 9/26/2007
more of wonderful professional shot.
H.A

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66419} 9/25/2007
Hi Marcus,
An excellent action shot of this guy!
I have to make a comment on the background. At first glance my impression was Oh no! Marcus is finally coming around to including some background, and now he has gone and cluttered it up. :(
But, I'm glad I didn't go ahead and write that, because the more I look at it, the better it gets. I think the DOF is so important in this kind of shot. you seem to have got it just right for a nice little 3D effect of the hawk swooping out of the fir trees.
Andre

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Linda Livingston Linda Livingston   {K:73346} 9/24/2007
Hi Marcus, I like this shot too, a great action wildlife shot, he definitely has something on his mind. Nice sharp contrast of the bird against the blurred background. He stands out beautifully, great work!! :)

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Bill Telzerow   {K:4993} 9/24/2007
Hot nose or not Marcus...great shot... This photo answers the age-old question of "Why do they call them "Red-Tails"?" LOL! All kidding aside, I like the perspective of the dive, A different look for you...(didn't know there was one!)

Take Care; Cheers,

Bill

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reza goudarzi reza goudarzi   {K:7097} 9/22/2007
realy gorgeous! great capture dear marcus..+++7
regards,
reza.

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AJ Miller AJ Miller   {K:49168} 9/22/2007
Wouldn't have noticed the nose if you hadn't pointed it out! Although the background is somewhat busy, the bird does stand out beautifully against it. And it also helps to put the bird in the context of its environment. Not the best shot of the day? Well, the best one is going to be mind-blowing, then!

AJ

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Janet Wechter   {K:2935} 9/22/2007
Another great bird in flight. We have some hawks hanging around in the park near us, but I'm lucky just to see them in flight, much less capture them.

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Rashed Abdulla Rashed Abdulla   {K:163889} 9/22/2007
As usual my friend, always yor birds captured with very high skill and always very impressive , I really enjoyed the moment and the perfect timing of this image

Wishing you all of the best my friend

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Gregory McLemore Gregory McLemore   {K:34979} 9/22/2007
Incredible angle and grace captured, see you are now shooting with a 30D.:) :)

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Gayle's Eclectic Photos Gayle's Eclectic Photos   {K:91109} 9/22/2007
Stellar shot and love the BG!

per your questions on mine n' Cookie's Gene-Bear photos,this is Doyle's project which began last May...read the about here:
http://www.usefilm.com/image/1300413.html

That series of 15 shots are the first postings at UF for me in many many moons...i renewed last March and then only helped in forums...maybe i will post again before donorship runs out...

cheers,gayle

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Salib Cross Salib Cross   {K:1972} 9/21/2007
it is the time to shot
great one
regards

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Marcus Armani Marcus Armani   {K:36599} 9/21/2007
Thanks John, what I meant was there are a few issues within the shot that are wrong, the hot head for instance, this shot should have been shot at -1/2 ev, but i was metered for more light when he jumped from the tree, and more PS then i really like..
Marcus

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j esford j esford   {K:13518} 9/21/2007
spectacular capture/clarity (what was your "best" then?) -john

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John Hatz John Hatz   {K:156973} 9/21/2007
Amazing wildshot, amazing pose and most of all amazing the point of view as the head is going to you and that is not easy... the shot is great and impressive especialy for a pretty wide aperture like the f/4.5
Excellent.
best regards!

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Markus Scholz Markus Scholz   {K:23170} 9/21/2007
It's a bit unusual as there is almost no blue sky, Marcus, but it shows the full action of this attacking bird. An excellent image!
Cheers, Markus

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Pawel Kwasnicki Pawel Kwasnicki   {K:9651} 9/21/2007
Marcus- Nicole just said all I wanted to! I will just add that I like the direction of his wings across the frame, with a head down- looks rather unusual and original and very special! amazing job! best regards, Pawel

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Nicole Besch Nicole Besch   {K:72619} 9/21/2007
Stunning shot Markus!!!Beautiful inflihgt scene.Great sharpness and clarity,beautiful details and tones!
So very well done.
Regards,Nicole

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Vandy Neculae Vandy Neculae   {K:7990} 9/21/2007
Yes, this image is different from those with blue sky, but very nice.

Best regards,
Vandi

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Kamran Bakhtiari Kamran Bakhtiari   {K:23922} 9/21/2007
great shot without their usual background,perfect as always
thanks

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Guido Tweepenninckx Guido Tweepenninckx   {K:20076} 9/21/2007
nice shot, Marcus
different from those with blue sky
but nice for a change

guido

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Robert Chin   {K:22282} 9/21/2007
Respect Boss!!
With that monster lens at that shutter speed and f-stop you got such a sharp image is amazing BUT then that`s normal for you.Nice image breaking away from your normal type of images.
Take care
Robbie

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Alicia Popp   {K:87532} 9/21/2007
Wowwww... qué pose!!!
Luce espléndidamente su plumaje!
Estupenda captura... el fondo magnífico!
Felicitaciones!!!

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A.L Carter A.L Carter   {K:567} 9/21/2007
Love the action you froze. Beautiful!

Al

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Dave Stacey Dave Stacey   {K:150877} 9/21/2007
Hot nose or not, it's a fantastic shot, Marcus! I thinks it's his attitude (flying attitude that is!), that catches your eye and gives this shot it's very different look.
Dave.

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Riny Koopman Riny Koopman   {K:102873} 9/20/2007
Beautiful photo, indeed!

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