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Hawk On The Hunt

Hawk On The Hunt
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Copyright: Andy Roefs (aroefs) (23)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-03-31
Categories: Birds
Camera: Kodak DX6490
Exposure: f/3.7, 1/350 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-26 18:47
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Points: 5
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I could not believe how close that this hawk let me get. This photo was taken on the way home from work and on the same day that I also got some great pictures of Wild Turkeys which I will be posting shortly.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-02-26 19:33]

Very nice shot of this (Redtail) I believe. You were fortunate it let you get this close. Only suggestion would be to try and sharpen just a tad.
I tried all last year to get a shot of a partial albino Redtail that had been hanging around our area. It wouldn't let me get near it so all I ever got was one half ways decent shot.
Good job! TFS

They will let people get close if they are in rural areas. Depends on your approach. It is fortunate for you.
Not sure of your camera settings...if it was on an auto setting, but when taking these into sky and high trees, it is nice to adjust it manually to try and get the subject with more light.
I run into this quite a bit, and keep practicing the exposures and compensations.

Nice shot Andy, I agree they are very hard to get close to. Your new camera will allow you to get a much clearer shot.
Have you bought it yet?


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