Caught this hawk at our feeder. Had to grab camer... (
This appears to be a Juvenile Coopers - the tail is rounded whereas the Sharpie has a square tail - which also has a broader sub terminal band.
[quote=kkayser]Caught this hawk at our feeder. Had to grab camera and shoot through dirty thermopane. One shot and it was gone, heading north. Note the long tail, black beak with yellow near head, yellow foot. As to size: scaled from the feeder the bird is 15 inches, but since the bird is leaning forward, 15 is the foreshortened distance. If the subject is perched 20 deg from vertical the actual length is 15/sin 70 = 16 inches. If the subject is 30 deg off of vertical the actual length is 15/sin 60 = 17.3 inches.
I think it is a northern harrier. This bird has owl like feathers around the eyes. Although this angle is not good to assess that feature, I think they are there. Anyone else have any ideas?
I had to just grab the camera and shoot whatever the settings were: Canon 5dsr, 400mm f/4.0 1/200 f/8 hands held, iso 100.[/q
Just a few from a recent outing.
Why were you absent, and for how long?
Absent for about a year I had a number of distractions which I wont elaborate on - but which took centre stage for quite a long time.
nice shots, if it makes you feel better ive had my 5200 for 4 yrs and haven't moved out of auto mode,but I do try the other modes now and again I just shoot for y own pleasure and if I post one on here its just because I thought it was a neat picture not up for any prizes . its all good
Thanks Custodian - I would like to get the best out of my D3300 if I can - but I am glad I hung onto the P900 as well.
They’re great and thank you! Just curious how you like your P900 since looked at that camera and ended up getting the Canon SX730 for Kayaking.
Thanks for your comment.I do enjoy my P900 and am not looking at replacing it I did want to upgrade to DSLR which I did a year ago when I got the D3300 which I am still learning to use.
Well done! You seem to have mastered both cameras. I am impressed with the focus accuracy of all of the photos but my favourite is #1. Love the colour and your composition in #1.
Cheers Garth I am looking for ward to further outings my challenge is to eventually go full manual.
A beautiful set. Downloads are extremely sharp. Mahalo for sharing.
Thank you JoAnne - if I may ask which was you favourite I only ask as I was using two different cameras.
Very well done, nice and crisp.
Thanks Bultaco hope to be getting out a bit more in the next few weeks so will be sharing again.
Have finally began to get the tiniest glimmer of understanding (Some might disagree
) of how the camera works and every so often manage to take a pic that is an improvement on when I first acquired my D3300 a year ago. some comment to this regard would be helpful. The shots taken with the D3300 were on Aperture priority and Shutter speed. Whilst the Shots taken with my P900 are all on Auto.I have made no special attempt to properly compose as will be noted.