Took this last weekend at the Hawk Conservancy Nr Andover, at the end of the day they put out food for the wild birds - Mainly attended by Herons but we were lucky enough to get a visit from this little guy:
Very nice shot, Val.
Here's a shot of a falcon (I think :) )
It was taken at a falconry.
Val those kestrals are pretty fast. All I've ever been able to get are blurred smudges. Thats an excellent shot.
Prospero I love the colours & detail on the falcon. The black background is very effective was it done in PP or is it just good DoF & lighting? It looks like he posed for you in a studio.
In PP I boosted the contrast a little. That did darken the background a bit too. I also boosted the saturation a bit. But beyond that I did little PP.
Outstanding job prospero.
Prospero Excellent shot
Val superb timing, very nice
Prospero: Wow! what detail!
I clicked a few of these in broad daylight with my 70-300. It was around 10m from me...