Morning Hawk Hunt

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I stumbled across a couple of hawks this morning while walking around my local pond. One Red Tail and one Red Shoulder who I believe is a bit long in the beak since he (or she) had the reddest chest I had ever seen. It almost looked like a large Robin!

These were all taken with D300 and 300mm f/4 AF-S hand held (I left my monopod at home like an idiot).

Red Tail
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Red Shoulder
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These are just the first couple I've processed, more to come later, if any of them actually turned out decent! :biggrin:

Comments and critiques are welcome.
 
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Here are a couple more of the Red Tail in different spots on different trees as I chased him around.

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That first shot from behind of the Red Tail is awesome. Great shot.
 
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I like the second to last one in post #2, it's like looking into the private live of a Hawk. Looks like he is pondering something very important, lik the best way to prepare his dinner! :) unusual and very nice!!! Actually they are all very well done!
 
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That first shot from behind of the Red Tail is awesome. Great shot.

Thanks...it was one of the first ones I shot of it. He flew right by my head (I didn't see him initially sitting in the tree) and landed here. I have one of him looking right at me. He was only about 10 yards in front of me.

Love the RTH shot, great detail.

Thanks.

nice shots
#2 is my favorite

well done, dave

That one is my favorite too...thanks for looking Greg.

I like the second to last one in post #2, it's like looking into the private live of a Hawk. Looks like he is pondering something very important, lik the best way to prepare his dinner! :) unusual and very nice!!! Actually they are all very well done!

I liked that one too as it was interesting to see it shot through the foliage. I'm glad it actually turned out in focus! Thanks for looking.
 

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