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Cycles of life

Cycles of life
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Copyright: Michel Martineau (MMM) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 30D, 100 - 400 mm
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Prey- RAPTORS (II) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-04-01 20:28
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I was right in to the city of Montreal when I saw that Hawk , when all of sudden he took of like thunder to strike like thunder that red squirel.
The range of that Hawk i sfrom britishs columbia east to Manitoba and Canadian Maritimes,& south to Mexico ,Gulf coast& norhthern Florida.Like it smaller look -aloke the Sahrp -shinned Hawk,Cooper's feed mainly on birds,which it chases relentlessly throught the woods.It also as you can see take small mammals.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-04-01 21:23]

Hello Michel,
Exceptional capture with great action, colors and details. Nature proved life to one from the death of another.

Quelle proie... En pleine ville de Montréal, tu as l'oeil et le talent de mettre tout cela en valeur. Composition, netteté, couleurs, tout est parfait.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-04-01 22:39]

Hello Michel

A very dramatic shot of this hawk.A very good day for you,not so good for the red squirrel.Very well focused with lovely detail in the plumage.The colours are vivid.Nicely captured in a natural environment.Great camera work.TFS


Very descriptive image of a Cooper's hawk.

Excellent shot, Michael!

Hola Michel
Preciosa captura de un ave que no es fácil de captar.
Un saludo y te felicito por la toma.

Uma foto de tirar o chapeu,meus parabéns,fotografou no momento certo meus parabéns.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-04-02 7:43]

Impressive capture, Michel!!
Excellent sharpness and very good composition.
My compliments and TFS.

Wow ! Michel , congrat. this is a real Wildlife photo , very impressive , TFS.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-04-02 12:36]

Hi Michel,
It's a very nice catch, he seems so happy with his prey! TFS

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2007-04-02 12:58]

Hi Michel,

Incredible capture, That's life. You caught it very well.
Sharpness, colors and POV are wonderful. My compliments!


Hi Michel, splendid composition of nature life with beautiful colors, great focus, wonderful crude details, very well done, ciao Silvio

Salut Michel
Excellente prise nature,bravo pour les détails!
C'est une belle capture pour toi et pour l'oiseau aussi,mais non pour cette oiseau
Merci et au revoir...JP

Wonderful shot ,Michel . It captures the moment , and tells a sad story . This is a Cooper's Hawk , by the rounded ends of the tail feathers . Sharp-shine hawks have squared off tail feathers and a slightly different color pattern on the beak . The fact that I can tell you this says how excellent the detail of your shot is . Thanks for sharing , Kevin .

This is a wonderful capture and technically well executed. You seem to get awfully good shots with your Canon 100-400. I opted for the Sigma 80-400 stabilized lens but I don't think I could to this well, even if I were able to find such great subjects. A hawk once swooped down and grabbed a squirrel right in front of me but I just stood there stuttering... and of course didn't have my camera.

Evelynn : )

Hello Michel this is excellent work very nice detail and timing is spot on. Good POV congrats! rgds Necip.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-04-03 8:35]

Excellent capture with the death.
Really great and no way to escape from the jaw's of death. Thats the ultimate karma

Hello Michel,
Great shot. Well seen I like the crispness and detail of the hawk.


Excellent capture, this is what nature photography is all about!


Hello Michel,
this is mighty fine looking capture showing the predator and its unfortunate prey.With excellent details and point of view this shot shows an intimate portrait in graphic realism. Tfs. Bob

Bonjour Michel,

Voici une très belle photo d'un Épervier de Cooper!L'aurais-tu photographier au Jardin Botanique par hasard? Déjà de photographier un Cooper est une réussite en soi, alors, le photographier avec une proie relève de l'exploit!

Chapeau et merci pour cette belle image!


Bonjour Michel,

Une bonne prise de vue de ce rapace et de sa proie, la photo a une bonne composition, netteté et de belles couleurs. Bonne journée.


Once again well done.
Excellent moment and good light to mention a few things..

Excellent shot,

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