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mike_j 9th March 2014 08:05 PM

Falconry Day
 
I'm probably first home and know that Ian is going to set up a proper thread for this, perhaps he will move this post as required.

We had a brilliant day, Andy and the Fen Falconry were excellent and the day was enjoyable, instructive and frustrating. My hit ratio was pathetic but I am most grateful to all concerned in organising it.

My bravest photo was to try to take a picture of the Olympians, five pictures actually, this is the one with the least strange poses. It would be nice to attach name to faces.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/DSC01406.jpg

StephenL 9th March 2014 08:11 PM

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Glad you had a good day - you were blessed with the weather.

dogsbody 9th March 2014 08:50 PM

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well, what a great day!

So I must say a huge thank you for those that arranged and hosted the day. Having had a quick look at the images that I nabbed, without doubt they are my best efforts with BIF, all due to the tuition provided by Andy and helped along by the sun! I will try to get some images posted tomorrow evening.

It was great to put faces to names and meet some members of this forum too!

(for the record I am second from left. wearing a green and black hooped polo shirt )

Peter_Hartland 9th March 2014 08:55 PM

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Had a great day on the Watercress Line Steam Gala today (Hampshire), I did photograph some trains but had a great peoples day photographing Staempunks. Pity the weather was so nice with their hats made it difficult. Would have loved to do this event but had promised to meet others here in Hampshire. Perhaps I can organise a similar event in Hampshire at the Hawk Conservancy.

Ian 9th March 2014 09:22 PM

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After about a dozen shots I was very surprised to discover my first keeper so early!

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/1761/P3090249.jpg

I have now created a gallery category for 'Fens Falconry, 9th March 2014' under 'Events' - if you could use this category when uploading your shots from the day I would appreciate it :)

And to share on the forum by all means use this thread - more to come!

Ian

Barr1e 9th March 2014 10:03 PM

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Many thanks to Andy Elliot and the team - it was a fantastic day, I really enjoyed myself.

Just about to have a look through the many pix taken and then off to get a well earned rest.

Will process tomorrow.

The only downside today was misplacing the 75-300 lens cap :eek: :mad: :o

Again my thanks to all and the many members of e-group.

Regards. Barr1e

David Morison 9th March 2014 10:08 PM

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Again an excellent day and thanks to Andy, Ian and Falconry staff for all the hard work they put in. Some frustration, surprisingly with the slower birds, but much learnt and more work to do. Busy deleting now and will post something later.

David

oly_om 9th March 2014 10:23 PM

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Thanks, all! I'm regretting falling on my ar$e - rather sore in the body region now... Bah! Hopefully Barry's lens cap will turn up.

I had a great time and thanks again for being such a tame and well-behaved audience!

Andy

birdboy 9th March 2014 10:36 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Ian (Post 283647)
After about a dozen shots I was very surprised to discover my first keeper so early!


Ian

That's a great shot Ian hope this puts a marker as what is to come. Be really interested to hear how folk got on with the 50-200SWD lens.

Really Glad the weather was on your side and hoping to learn a lot from folks experiences of this great opportunity hopefully to be repeated?

John

Ps can't wait for the pics to be uploaded to the gallery.

Phill D 9th March 2014 10:56 PM

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I really had a good day too. Enthusiastic first class tuition from Andy and excellent hospitality from the passionate and dedicated team at the Fens Falconry Centre. The order for the weather was spot on too. It was great to put faces to so many names on the forum shame my remaining few grey cells were having trouble remembering them all. Maybe at one of these meets we will get organised enough to make some name badges. I really feel I've learnt a lot not sure I was able to put much into practise though. Ian that's a stunning shot and I'll forgive you getting such a good shot so early as you let me borrow some lenses. Not sure my wife will though if it translates into more glass requests. Anyway now as this was my first time shooting raw I need to go and figure out how to look at my many blurry shots!!!
Hope everyone got home safe and thanks to all for making this a superb day.

Barr1e 9th March 2014 10:58 PM

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BNIF - Ural Owl
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Ural_Owl_dpn.jpg

Regards. Barr1e

Ian 9th March 2014 11:01 PM

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Superb portrait Barr1e :)

Ian

Barr1e 9th March 2014 11:04 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Ian (Post 283669)
Superb portrait Barr1e :)

Ian

:o

Thanks.

Regards. Barr1e

Ian 9th March 2014 11:06 PM

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http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/1761/P3090689.jpg

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/1761/P3090879.jpg

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/1761/P3091205.jpg

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/1761/P3090629.jpg

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/1761/P3090409.jpg

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/1761/P3090280.jpg

More here: http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showgallery.php/cat/1761

Ian

Wee man 9th March 2014 11:38 PM

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Ah radio controlled birds! Great shots looking forward to more. Glad you got good weather we had rain and mist.


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