Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Birds in Flight workshop this past Weekend!

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;
Bald Eagle
Steppe + Golden Cross Eagle
Golden Eagle
Kestrel Falcon
Great Horned Owl
Red-tailed Hawk
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!

(please click on the images for a larger view!)

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