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20110603 316 SERIES - Northern Harrier.jpg
03-JUN-2011 Hank v/d Velde

20110603 316 SERIES - Northern Harrier.jpg


Four consecutive flight shots of the Harrier making a turn.

Top image: Harrier in straight flight. Note, not shown, but it is being chased by a couple of Red-winged Blackbirds. THe Blackbirds were no doubt protecting their nests from being raided.

The four shots were taken in a burst of less than a second. I used my 1.4 T.C. for these shots as the Harrier was some distance off. Subsequently when the Harrier came a bit closer, I was able to take of the extender and get some sharper shots with the 300mm f2.8 lens. All shots were hand-held.

Nikon D300S ,Nikkor 300mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR
1/2000s f/7.1 at 420.0mm iso400 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Milan Vogrin09-Jun-2011 20:33
Very nice set!
Randy Adams07-Jun-2011 14:26
Beautiful flight series Hank!
Marco Valk07-Jun-2011 13:20
nice series, Hank
NealyBob07-Jun-2011 03:51
Wonderful series of flight shots Hank~!
larose forest photos07-Jun-2011 03:09
Brilliant work, Hank! Harriers are elegant birds and elegant fliers, as these shots show.
Jean D07-Jun-2011 00:29
Another excellent series with the Harrier. Well captured, Hank.
Shelly- VA Beach07-Jun-2011 00:02
Great catch on the harrier - they are FAST!!
Simon Chandler06-Jun-2011 23:28
Wow, amazing series. Excellent capture. v
Patricia Kay06-Jun-2011 22:03
Fantastic images Hank...great details and colors...BV
Maja Waiss06-Jun-2011 21:00
Great! V
Chris Spracklen06-Jun-2011 17:52
Brilliant shots of this somewhat dull but magnificent bird, Hank.
Best regards, Chris
Janet Forjan-Freedman06-Jun-2011 17:34
Beautiful wing displays in this series!
Dominic Cantin06-Jun-2011 16:04
Wow ! You're so lucky to have this opportunity ! A great series Hank !

Dom :)
Lieve Snellings06-Jun-2011 16:01
wonderful how you could follow this guy Hank, and so sharp... fantastic
Carol Rollins06-Jun-2011 15:07
Another great Harrier series Hank. Super shots! ~
Tom Munson06-Jun-2011 13:55
Beautiful series, Hank! Great work!
CM Kwan06-Jun-2011 12:46
Excellent series, Hank! V
Stephanie06-Jun-2011 12:42
What a wonderful series Hank! :))
Michal Leszczynski06-Jun-2011 10:39
Stunning captures, Hank, wonderful series. V.
Ton, Ben & Rob Nagtegaal06-Jun-2011 10:37
Super serie Hank, van een pracht vogel.
Guest 06-Jun-2011 10:10
Amazing captures Hank! V
Lennart Waara06-Jun-2011 08:53
Excellent flight shot series! V
an nguyen06-Jun-2011 03:31
Amazing series .
Marcia Colelli06-Jun-2011 02:54
Fantastic flight series V
Guest 06-Jun-2011 01:35
Very nice and detailed flight pose!
jychamberland06-Jun-2011 01:04
another superb serie Hank!
Robert Houde06-Jun-2011 01:04
Very nice shots in action Hank.
Char06-Jun-2011 00:50
A fabulous series of captures, Hank! \/
Jim Coffman06-Jun-2011 00:32
Super as always,Hank!
Ghislaine et Réal Boulet06-Jun-2011 00:22
Wow, another superb series.
Lamar Nix06-Jun-2011 00:04
I dunno - the top shot looks pretty sharp to me. The gray raptor looks great against the robin's egg blue sky. V
Nora van Beek05-Jun-2011 23:39
Your hands must be pretty steady, Hank. These are fantastic!
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