HDR Photo of A Hawk


Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 70-200mm F/4L IS USM Lens. Photomatix Pro | Topaz Detail 2.
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Ok, here’s the story, I was sitting by the pond waiting for the ducks to come near me, when I notice this Hawk kinda staring at me from afar. So I grab my camera set it to auto bracket and slowly walk towards him praying that he won’t fly away. It’s just me and him, I only have a 200mm lens, I check if I’m close enouch, still not, so I walked some more. It seems like he’s observing every move I make. I had a feeling he’s going to fly away if I move in much closer, so again, I slowly raised my camera fired away. I managed to get 6 frames before he flew away on top of the trees. I waited for another hour hoping he would come back down, but did not.

More Info:
The photo above was shot with a Canon EOS 40D with a Canon EF 70-200mm F/4L IS USM Lens.

Software I use to create and process this photograph:

  • Photomatix Pro – I used this in creating this High Dynamic Range Photograph by merging the three exposures I shot.
  • Topaz Detail – Topaz Detail puts unique detailing capabilities right at your fingertips. Built with one-of-a-kind technology, this plug-in is invaluable for photographers who want precise and intricate detailing abilities that will help achieve high-quality enhancements.
  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 – I used Lightroom to manage and organized my photographs.
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