Red Tail at Lunch

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Came out of one of our facilities and there was this hawk perched on one the the phone poles behind the building. Taken with the D2X and 200-400 VR
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You know how I dig Raptors !!
this is great, all I can say, now I'm jealous again :biggrin:
 
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This is excellent Mike !

200-400.... one of those days :)

We have to get together for some bird shooting one of those days.
 
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Excellent shots, Mike. In the second, the shadow makes its eye really, really big and somehow very innocent to me. The 200-400mm is on my wish list after the D200 ... or D2X.
 
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Lucky you, they're just hanging around the facilities at your work. Jees, I live out in the country, and I'm lucky if I see one once a week. :mad: The compression that lens length has makes it's tail feathers look quite minuscule.
 
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Mike:

Those are just brilliant! :biggrin: How lucky you are to capture them. When I see them, they are so high in the sky or just shrouded by pine needles, it's impossible to even attempt to get a shot of one. I agree that the eye in the second one, makes it a stand out.
 
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OK, here's the deal (I saw this in a magazine called Bird Fashions and Models). One of the field reporters (a Peregrine Falcon I think) had an article that said 'get yourself over to where Mike Mac works and hang out nearby, and you will get your picture on a well known photo web site'.

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Excellent shots Mike. :wink:
 
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Reading the title, I thought you had eaten one of those birds for lunch! I am sure they taste like chicken, you know... :redface: :wink:

These are amazingly clear, and just brilliant! What a great set-up you have Mike... and a little bit of talent to go with it too! :cool: :biggrin:
 
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bfjr said:
You know how I dig Raptors !!
this is great, all I can say, now I'm jealous again :biggrin:
Sorry about that when the maintenece guy told me he was out back I ran right out to the car and got my gear, he says he is there every week
 
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Jay Luto said:
This is excellent Mike !

200-400.... one of those days :)

We have to get together for some bird shooting one of those days.
Jay
Thanks sure woudl liek to hook up and do some shooting, it is a stellar lens
 
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daodang said:
Excellent shots, Mike. In the second, the shadow makes its eye really, really big and somehow very innocent to me. The 200-400mm is on my wish list after the D200 ... or D2X.
thanks Dao I was struck by the same thing on the 2nd shot, the 200-400 is a killer lens shooting some football with it today
 
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