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Mean Streets
Mean Streets

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Challenge: Ruckus (Standard Editing)
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro for Nikon
Location: Wichita, Ks
Date: Feb 16, 2017
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/200
Date Uploaded: Feb 17, 2017

Was actually at skate park taking some action shots when one of the kids said they just saw a hawk take out a pigeon. I captured the aftermath..

Place: 20 out of 30
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Avg (commenters): 4.6667
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Views since voting: 203
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Votes: 62
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02/27/2017 04:55:10 AM
Hello from the critique club

An appealing image that contributes well to the challenge

Mother nature in all its savage beauty, in itself a good capture. I like your timing with the sparrowhawk caught with some pigeon feathers in its beak this really adds to the savage nature of the moment. As has been commented on unfortunately there is a softness throughout which is unfortunate. The most important element of this image is the sparrowhawks eye, if even this was sharp it would have saved the day. I donít know if you have used a teleconverter too? If so, the shutter speed would account for what appears to be camera shake throughout, regardless I would say that is still part of the problem. The high ISO is also compounding the problem with a lack of detail. As I say, your timing is good this is essentially a very good image just lacking a little technique but let me welcome you DPC we look forward to more from you soon.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/26/2017 05:42:36 PM
Great subject matter, great moment for the challenge but the focus is soft and the image grainy. I don't feel those things work together for an advantage here.
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02/25/2017 09:52:46 PM
02/21/2017 10:23:54 AM
Wish this were sharper.
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