Happy Hunting Harrier Sequel: 5 Trying Again

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California / Nature / Photo Log / Photography / Wildlife


November 28, 2019 — Baylands, Sunnyvale, California

…She came up empty-taloned, so she turned around and came in for another pass.

She was thinking,

“If at first no mouse for me,
Fly fly again.”

(Nikon D500, Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR zoom. RAW processing in DxO PhotoLab 3.0; Editing in Adobe Photoshop.)

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  1. Amazing photo. Nigel just glanced over my shoulder and was raving about it, “LOOK at that SHAPE”. The smooth curve and the focus make a powerful image!

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  2. I like the bird’s shape (who wouldn’t?) but in this case I find part of the background distracting, namely the stalk that rises up and to the right from the approximate enter of the photograph’s bottom edge. I’d most likely have taken it out. Did you consider that, too?

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  3. Yes, it has been a great series. I am hoping for a successful Sequel 6. I have no problem with the more noticeable stalk in the background. Removing it wouldn’t be evil but I don’t think it’s necessary. Burning it, on the other hand, would make it less of a distraction. My concentration is firmly fixed to the Harrier as is hers to the ground below.

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