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Heavy Combat In The Skies Over...(Image Heavy)

Discussion in 'Birds' started by stealthman_1, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. Folsom Lake today...:biggrin:
    Our Boy Rolling Through...
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    But There Are Bogeys...
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    The Good Guy Takes Pursuit...
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    Suddenly Out-Gunned...
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    Has To Go Vertical...
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    The Fight is On!
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    Inversion Tactics
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    Took a Hit
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    Back Into Pursuit Mode
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    Enemy Back on the Run
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    D7000, 200f2, 2XIII...and a lot of fun!:smile:
     
  2. Baxter

    Baxter

    Jan 8, 2007
    Clemson, SC
    Awesome!
     
  3. those are amazing
     
  4. donski

    donski

    Jan 28, 2011
    canada
    That is some action. I really enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing.
     
  5. Bravo, what a good series...!
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  6. johncarol

    johncarol

    Jan 31, 2006
    SW Florida
    Very neat, must have been fun watching.
     
  7. dallas1351

    dallas1351

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    Nov 14, 2009
    salem
    Great series, and great action.

    Dallas
     
  8. What a great sequence! I love seeing stuff like this. My goal is to be in the right place at the right time to catch a sparrow riding on the back of a hawk. They really do that sometimes - I've seen it happen twice in my neighborhood.

    --Sarah
     
  9. Thanks everyone. I was pretty amazed watching this rolling battle that moved through the sky around me for several minutes. I talked to some fisherman on my way back to the car who said they had been at it for several times over the day. We've had so few warm sunny days the last month, whenever we have one there seems to be a lot of competition for areas where ground squirrels are prolific. Most of these shots are with ravens, but the vultures will pursue and attack a hawk as well. I don't know where the ravens came from, we don't normally have them in this location.

    I would love to see a sparrow ride a hawks back! That would be awesome!
     
  10. photolizard

    photolizard

    Mar 22, 2008
    Missouri
    Wow. There's a story.
     
  11. I've seen scenes like this and found it intriguing. You have captured it brilliantly!
     
  12. shtarka1

    shtarka1

    Feb 1, 2008
    Boston
    Better than Cruise & Kilmer In Top Gun! Great Shooting Tim!
     
  13. jeriann3

    jeriann3

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    Jan 12, 2006
    Huntsville AL
    great story telling images!
     
  14. Thanks, they were back at it yesterday, but I only caught a few shots in the very dark ominous sky, then they rolled out of sight. I'd go back up today, but we're having some pretty heavy duty weather.
     
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