Redtail at Sunset

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    Since we are looking at bird photos I thought I would share this shot I took last fall in Dallas at Glen Eagles Country Club. This immature Redtail let me shoot a few shots of him before he looked at me as if to say F-off asshole and flew away. I did a small amount of Photoshop work but this is really close to what I saw. :cof:
     
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    That is breathtaking! I never cease to be amazed at the grandeur of nature. Great shot, Sitarro!
     
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    different angle of the tree.
     
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    tree variation.
     
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    Awesome - do you have full sized versions? those look great!
     
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    How full size? I believe the originals are at 300 dpi and approx. 8''x 10''

    The tree with the blue sky is 7"x10.5" at 300 dpi, the oak @ sunset is 6.667" x 10"at 300 dpi and the red tail is about the same. They were shot with a Nikon D-70 in raw so the files are almost 6 megapixels each. From what my lab tells me they can push them to 16 x 20 and still get them to look pretty good. The D-200 that I plan to get soon is a 10.2 megapixel so it should be capable of enlarging quite a bit more. My brother just bought a Nikkor 70 -200 2.8 zoom with VR, 2 grand!, I haven't tried it out yet .He shot my cat with it indoors without a flash, this is it.
     
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    That'll work. I'm on broadband! :D

    I was thinking something like 800x wide - at least. And maybe up to 200-500KB each?

    :D
     
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    I'm thinking of producing a Giclee of the redtail shot. Which would you like and how do I send 'm?

    I couldn't believe the skies that week, North Texas has some killer big sky. I have some sunsets from the same place shot with a 6x7 Pentax on Fuji Velvia that are amazing, Velvia is still hard to beat. I need to get the transparencies scanned.
     
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    Great shots! :thup:

    I second the call for larger versions. EXIF info? What lens/ focal length were you using? Handheld or tripod?
     
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    giclee??

    wha?

    I'll PM my email addy to ya! :)
     

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