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Coopers Hawk with prey

Coopers Hawk with prey
Photo Information
Copyright: Doug Brown (dB_grafix) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 9 N: 624] (3019)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200, AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-E
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Bird of Prey photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-07-04 1:55
Viewed: 3543
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I was not ready for this shot, when it flew over,and had a slow shutter setting. Never noticed the vole or whatever it is in the claws, until it was on my PC. Kind of wish I had that chance back again.
Have a nice weekend all.

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Ottima ripresa, complimenti!

Ciao e grazie, Emanuele

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-07-04 4:15]

Hi Doug,
It's a very nice catch for both of you. TFS
Have a great weekend

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-07-04 5:57]

Hi Doug,
Beautiful in flight capture.Moment you caught is great.Excellent work!
Thanks for posting.

Splendida cattura in volo e spettacolare momento, ottima definizione dei dettagli, molto belli i colori e BG azzurro. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

Hi Doug

Good in flight shot of this hawk with prey
Good sharpness
Good diagonal composition
Good DOF
Good background


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  • darwin Gold Star Critiquer [C: 259 W: 0 N: 403] (1401)
  • [2008-07-04 19:15]

Hi Doug
Great inflight action shot with good detail and nice natural color
tfs jon

hello Doug

this is a superb in-flight shot of the Bird of Prey
with the capture of a prey, very fine POV from above
showinf the excellent sharpness and details
of the wonderful plumage of the Cooper's Hawk
and its prey, also very fine framing, TFS


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-07-06 21:32]

Hello Doug

Just like a jet on it's normal flight path.
A wonderful pov showing both the bird,it's lovely plumage and it's prey.
Very good lighting and colours.
The prey looks a bit like another bird,and I have had these guys stake out my bird feeders.Even larger doves are not immune to them.
Nicely done.


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-07-09 19:12]

Hello Doug, great in-flight shot of this Cooper's Hawk, the sharpness is very good and the exposure is fine, well done my friend, thanks!


Hello, my friend!
I was out from TN for a month, now I'm back again... and have a look first to your shots :-)

I love this one, maibe is not perfect but the moment is great.

Best wishes,


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