Red Tailed Hawk

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D300, D200 (2), D70s, F5, various lenses and other photo gear.
 
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That is a beautiful shot of the hawk. We have alot of them here. I live next to a hay field. They are so beautiful
 
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Thanks for all the nice comments! This is a photo that just happened to present itself unexpectedly. I was shooting a track meet at a local high school and as I was finishing up, I saw this hawk land in a tree right near the pole vault area. Good example of being in the right spot at the right time. I feel very fortunate to have been able to get this shot.
 
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This is indeed a great opportunity and shot. Is there much cropping done? The EXIF says 200mm and you normally need some 500+ to shoot these birds.
 
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There is only about a 20% crop. I was amazed at how close I was able to approach. I think its a female and was either buiding nest or guarding it.
 

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