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BBC: Eagle shot wins drone photography competition

Discussion in 'News' started by Flying Cephlopod, Jul 11, 2014.

  1. Flying Cephlopod

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  2. ianwood

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    The irony is that the eagle was probably attacking the drone as most birds seem to hate them. The sparrows in LA are total a**holes about my Phantom. As soon as I get up a 100ft or so, little darting sparrows trying to take it out. And I probably have several shots of a red tailed hawk trying to either have sex or kill my Phantom (or both simultaneously). I could have won 1st easily!

    And 3rd place has some issues. It looks great but it's a stadium full of people. Does Bulgaria not do TFRs? Is it OK to fly over 1,000s of people there?
     
  3. Elginet

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    I've flown in the vicinity of Bald Eagles and they could care less. Hawks, by me anyway, are so curious they'll keep flying closer and closer until I move away. This morning I was flying in a subdivision that wasn't completed yet, had streets and lights, but no homes yet. I was practicing flying simple rectangles using ground station when I noticed 2 red-tail hawks, one on one lamp post, the other on a post across from it, just sitting there watching me. When seeinging them I took control over the phantom again in cas they did something, but they just watched....until a little Starling started straffing em, either playing or just being an a**hole. :)

    While it's one thing though, flying in the vicinity of birds, it's quite another to be within a foot or so, especially of an Eagle. If that photo was in a contest here, someone would have bitched about it. Great pic....but could have ended badly for the bird.
     
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    Yes, I have one video I call " The Attack of the Sparrows"