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Greg_Nuspel
07-26-2009, 08:28 AM
I was going through my equipment and supplies for our next hike when I heard a thump on the window. In the backyard I find a visitor, I think she's a Merlin. Once she recovered from the impact she retrieved he dropped prize and proceeded to eat it on the fence. I was able to get a few shots before she took off.

JAS_Photo
07-26-2009, 11:50 AM
Very cool! Beautiful bird!

Greg_Nuspel
07-26-2009, 11:58 AM
It was unfortunate I was in a hurry and shot handheld. At 2.8 my depth of field stinks and at 200mm my hands aren't as steady as I would like. I should have bought the 70-200 with the VR feature. I was too worried about the slight weight difference. Live and learn.

BTW I can hear her out hunting again this morning

MoinMoin
07-26-2009, 12:33 PM
Man - you are such a lucky guy to get so near to a Merlin! The second shot is the best in my opinion.

casil403
07-29-2009, 12:44 AM
How neat is that! I wonder what kind of baby bird she was eating?

Greg_Nuspel
07-29-2009, 07:14 AM
I'm hoping it's a pigeon :evil2:

kurtdriver
07-29-2009, 10:31 AM
I'm hoping it's a pigeon :evil2:

Can you send her to Vancouver?:evil2::evil2::evil2: