Harris's Hawk in Flight (captive)
We had some very bright sunlight this past weekend
at the Canadian Raptor Conservancy.
Special thanks to falconer James Bradbury for some
awesome handling of these amazing raptors. Having them
fly under controlled conditions is not easy!
So, the birds that flew for us;
Steppe + Golden Cross Eagle
Great Horned Owl
Harris's Hawk (above)
The sunlight sure helps with the shutter speeds, but
harsh light is not easy to deal with!
We all use different setting for birds in flight, it
is most important that you understand your
exposure and auto focus systems on your
dslr body. Fast reactions sure do come in handy, also
good hand / eye co-ordination.
Fortunately these birds fly between 10 and 20
flights, so we have so many chances for different angles,
and backgrounds with each bird.
Our next program here is on November 26th, 2012
starting at 8:30 am just south of Simcoe Ontario.
Please email me for more info if you are interested!