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HNC Birds of Prey Shoot

Postby MikeW » Sat Nov 05, 2016 10:42 pm

I went to the Howell Nature Center in October for the Birds of Prey shoot they do multiple times a year. As usual, it was a great time getting together with other photographers and bird lovers for a day of fun. Professional Nature Photographer Steve Gettle put on a presentation which was followed by a nice lunch and then 4 hours of shooting multiple birds on really nice setups. If you have never attended one of these and are in the lower Michigan area, I would highly recommend you check one out. I've posted the information for the Howell Nature Center in another thread or you can just look them up online. Anyway, I thought I'd share some of the photos from that day.

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Bald Eagle Head Shot
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Red-tailed Hawk
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American Kestrel
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Great-horned Owl
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Sandy,
I tried to post these at 800x800 like you mentioned in the other thread, but got an error saying they were more than 640x640...just thought I'd let you know in case that change was supposed to be in effect.

Thanks,
Mike
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Re: HNC Birds of Prey Shoot

Postby MikeW » Sat Nov 05, 2016 10:47 pm

Here's a few more from the shoot...

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American Kestrel
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Grey and Red Phase Eastern Screech Owls
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Great-horned Owl
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European Barn Owl
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Re: HNC Birds of Prey Shoot

Postby MikeW » Sat Nov 05, 2016 10:52 pm

Last ones...

I just love this bird, so much character and feather detail around the face.

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European Barn Owl
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European Barn Owl
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One of my favorite shots of this GHO
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That's it for this post. I hope you enjoy the photos. I will get something posted next from my trip this past August to Alaska where I went to photograph the Alaskan Brown Bear.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend,
Mike
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Re: HNC Birds of Prey Shoot

Postby tozjohn » Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:10 pm

In-believably good Mike. Your one dang fine person with a camera. Every picture you post is clear, precise, and as what the bird should always look like. Gives someone like me something to aim for. I sure hope more people stop by to see these, much better than anything they'll see on FaceBook. Looking forward to your next bunch. :-)

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Re: HNC Birds of Prey Shoot

Postby MikeW » Tue Nov 08, 2016 6:35 pm

Thanks for the comments and feedback Ron...much appreciated.
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Re: HNC Birds of Prey Shoot

Postby SandyLee » Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:59 pm

WOWSA!!!! And, yeah.... what Ron said! :W

Hey Mike.... odd that the 800x800 doesn't seem to work... The gulls I posted were at that size and I had no problem. First question... are you seeing the "orange" Fall background? At any rate, I'll check the settings again and then put up a "test" thread for us. Thanks for letting me know.
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Re: HNC Birds of Prey Shoot

Postby MikeW » Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:24 pm

Thanks Sandy. I will also check out the test thread and let you know how it goes.
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Re: HNC Birds of Prey Shoot

Postby Duane Wilcox » Sun Nov 13, 2016 4:54 am

Nice! I really like the first kestrel. Outstanding!
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Re: HNC Birds of Prey Shoot

Postby MikeW » Sun Nov 13, 2016 6:41 pm

Thanks Duane, I appreciate the feedback.
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