Red Tail Hawk...(captive)

Discussion in 'Birds' started by mike mac, Jun 20, 2005.

  1. Heard about a local wildlife preserve close by that has an animal hospital, with some birds on display. So I drove over and it is set in the pine trees so the light was not that abundant and I had to shoot trough the chicken wired fencing, but am still pleased with the results.
    Here are a few I grabbed of the red tail hawk which had an unfortunate encounter with a plane at McGuire AFB here in Jersey.
    Taken with the D2H and either the 70-200VR or 300f4 with 1.4 tele
    Here is sample EXIF almost the same for all pics
    Date/Time 20-Jun-2005 15:17:22
    Make Nikon
    Model NIKON D2H
    Flash Used No
    Focal Length 200 mm
    Exposure Time 1/25 sec
    Aperture f/6.3
    ISO Equivalent 200
    Exposure Bias -1/3
    White Balance (10)
    Metering Mode matrix (5)
    JPEG Quality (6)
    Exposure Program aperture priority (3)

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  2. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005
    Gorgeous shots Mike. I hope this guy heals up so he can go back to the wild.
  3. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    OHHHH he is so pretty Mike
  4. Beautifully done Mike!!!! looks like you had no challenge shooting through all that wire. LOL....What a beautiful bird!
  5. Nice job. Love those eyes. They are so sharp!!!
  6. #3 head shot is fantastic, well they all are but I like that one especially
  7. Wonderful shots Mike, I also love #3, great portrait shot. Well done.
  8. TR_Fox


    Jun 13, 2005
    Flagstaff AZ
    Great shots. I like #3 and maybe just me but #5.
  9. Thanks for sharing these wonderful shots Mike.
  10. thanks Frank these captive birds are here for the duration so that is why they are on displayed there adn not in the hospital
  11. thanks Gayle I appreciate it it was cool to watch
  12. thansk Keith the cage was so dark I woudl have liked to shoot a little higher fstop but it wasnt to be
  13. Thanks James he was a very cooperative model
  14. Thanks
    That one printed up real nice
  15. thanks so much for looking that is one of my favs too
  16. Thanks for looking
  17. Thanks for lookign Gordon lookign forward to your Rome shot
  18. Thanks for lookign and commenting Frits
  19. Jarrell


    Feb 13, 2005
    Macon, Ga.
    Mike, that third one is just awesome. I think the background being almost the same color as the bird is great. It's like a painter would do when they use the same color palette throughout a painting, everything just flows right!.
    Great stuff as usual.
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