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    Ferruginous Hawk

    The largest north American member of the hawk family, these guys can get up to
    27" long, with wingspans up to 60", and weighing up to 4.6 lbs...

    They are one of only 3 north American raptors to have feathers all the way down to
    their toes (the others are rough legged hawks (a close relative), and golden
    eagles)

    I love finding these guys, they're one of my favorite birds to
    photograph, and one of the birds that got me hooked on wildlife photography,
    specifically raptors (the first raptor I ever photographed in the wild was one
    of these, actually along the same road as this one)

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    Here's one in flight just after takeoff:

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    just stunning justin. you having you settings for this Shot? I can't believe how clear your photos are.
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    Thanks!, y'know I think it was 500mm around ~f5.6 and 1/1600s ...ISO around 300-500ish...I can't remember exactly, I'll have to look at the EXIF data when I get back home.
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    Ok. I'm having blur in my long focal length photos. Just wanted to see what your settings were.
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    yeah, so the general trick is to have at least the reciprocal shutter speed as your focal length is, so for example, if you're shooting a 300mm lens, you'd want nothing slower than 1/300s shutter speed...and generally faster is better to combat things like motion blur.
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    yea I try to keep it high but with 5.6 Max aperture anything less than perfect light it tough to shoot lol.
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    yeah, you'll want good lighting, and shooting wide open is usually not where most lenses perform best at. sometimes its better to raise the ISO to be able to keep the shutter speed high, and just deal with the extra noise, than it is to try and keep it low and have to deal with blurry photos from having too slow shutter speed.
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    Beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grey Wolf View Post
    Beautiful!
    Thanks!
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