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Old 08-01-2008, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Swamps of Florida
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Default My first Hawk

I'm not much into bird photography, but i like to shoot'em when i see'em, if ya know what i mean.

Hawks are around this area, but they are sooooo timid, it's hard to get a good shot. But here is my try, it's nothing spectucular, but this guy was up high, and i had my 200mm with me, figured it wasn't too bad of a shot.



This one is about 50% crop from the original.






And this one even closer, but you can see how picture is degraded with the crop ratios. Yikes!

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Old 08-01-2008, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Moon Over Palmettos
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Poster perfect, Sheps! Not bad for a first time!
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Old 08-01-2008, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Right here, see??
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He's a beauty, looks like he might be a little sharp shinny....nice bird...we have red tailed and red shouldereds here.

Shot looks excellent from where I sit!
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Old 08-01-2008, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Swamps of Florida
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Thanks guys, he looks like a youngster, with yellow beak and all. I was quiet surprised he let me take his picture without flying away. LOL
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Old 08-01-2008, 02:07 PM
 
Location: The Frenchie Farm, Where We Grow 'em Big!
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Great job for the hawk image. They usually fly away when you raise your camera. What's next, ShepsMom? EAGLES!!! They're real easy to get them on film. I feel they have a sense that we mean no harm and just pose b/c they know they're being ogled!!!! Such majestic creatures!

There you go, ShepsMom!!! Your next assignment is an image of an eagle!!! hehehehe

Great image!!!!!
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Old 08-01-2008, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Swamps of Florida
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I'm yet to spot an Engle around here, they are very very high. I see a nest along I-75 with 2 eagles. I hear owls at night, but can never spot them. I'm glad that we have Sandhills feeding right from my bird feeder
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