Candy Childrey, PPSA  

Harris Hawk by Candy Childrey, PPSA

October 2020 - Harris Hawk

October 2020 - Candy Childrey, PPSA


About the Image(s)

The image this month is a Harris Hawk that visited our camera club in Feb. before the lockdown. It was brought by a raptor handler and was even flying in the room.

Olympus OMD-M 1 Mark ii

f/2.8, 1/125 sec, iso 640, focal len 150 mm for full frame/ 300mm for 4/3rd sensor

image processed in RAW, cropped, canvas added on left, highlights on beak darkened, shadows opened in feathers, sharpened

6 comments posted

Dean Ginther   Dean Ginther
Nice and sharp. I think I might open up the shadows on the chest a bit more.   Posted: 10/04/2020 14:26:19
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Brenda Fishbaugh   Brenda Fishbaugh
Wow, he looks huge in this photo! It's really beautiful. Was there a reason you stayed with black background instead of an overlying texture so it didn't feel so heavy? Or did you feel the darkness added strength and focus?   Posted: 10/05/2020 18:15:06

Mervyn Hurwitz   Mervyn Hurwitz
Another perfect image from you, Candy. The bird is perfectly sharp and the background clean and non competitive.   Posted: 10/13/2020 10:39:52

Pierre Williot   Pierre Williot
I love it. Just wonderful.
This bird is thinking: Don't mess with me - I am a Raptor!
The dark background and soft light accentuate the feeling of power in this bird. Very nice texture.   Posted: 10/16/2020 07:51:27

Geoffrey Wiggins   Geoffrey Wiggins
Clean background, sharp and beautifully presented, well done Candy.   Posted: 10/17/2020 19:42:12

Jacob Wat   Jacob Wat
I wouldn't change anything about this image. Cleaning the background was a nice touch. Overall it's a good photo and has nice detail.   Posted: 10/19/2020 13:16:43


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