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- pankajbajpai (16627)
- [2008-03-05 5:41]
nice capture of the hawk with the hunt, liked the pov and the composition, i would have loved to see the eyes of the hawk with more light, still a nice capture,
tfs & regards
- soccer (2557)
- [2008-03-05 5:44]
An excellent capture. I like the POV, BG, Composition, detail and Lighting.
- cataclysta (5666)
- [2008-03-05 6:09]
A killer with his prey. Great moment, good sharpness, very nice compo with a bird on the right side and good OOF background
- fototab (2177)
- [2008-03-05 6:39]
Lucky you to in the right place at the right time,
He is a mess but still a great image,
And a beautiful bird,
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2008-03-05 6:53]
Rick, this is a fantastic capture.
The Hawk looks really pooped after the struggle to capture the prey and seems to be regaining its breath.
However, the grace and arrogance of a predator are still in place here.
TFS and regards,
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2008-03-05 7:13]
From this image I get a good idea of how my small cats must have felt..I cannot tell you how important the cats are in the wilderness but they are also found often by birds such as this...such is teh life of nature...Very nicely done..and good story to go with the image Rick.
- gerbilratz (3176)
- [2008-03-05 7:31]
great timing to get this shot...lovely feather details and colouration...nice work!!
- jaycee (25460)
- [2008-03-05 7:55]
Not a pretty picture but a wonderful shot of this hawk with his prey. He looks like there was quite a struggle. You captured the moment very well.
- uleko (10940)
- [2008-03-05 9:10]
Very fine capture of this Hawk with its prey. ou're lucky to catch a moment like this. I like your POV, the sharp details and fine colours. Well done!
Many thanks, Ulla
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2008-03-05 9:54]
Another superb shot - excellent POV with outstanding colours and detail. Well observed and captured.
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2008-03-05 10:56]
superb capture by you and by this Swainson's Hawk, excellent POV
and vertical framing, excellent DOF, lovely hard density of the colours
and excellent sharpness & details, TFS
- Patleboss (5950)
- [2008-03-05 13:14]
wonderfull capture for you of Swainson's Hawk and happy capture for Swainson's Hawk of poor grey squirrel, but it the live ....
excellent quality shot,
a great cheer,
- lizzie (2855)
- [2008-03-05 15:33]
Great shot Rick, you had a perfect timing to shoot this hawk, maybe you've disturbed him a bit with his prey, he's kind of giving you an eye!!!!
Great details in the fluffy feathers, nice vivid colours!
Very well done!
- NinaM (4077)
- [2008-03-05 16:44]
Fantastic realistic picture, it is such a great one. I love the light, the colours, the superb layered background. This hawk has fought for his prey and it shows, wow! The bird is beautiful! thank you,
- Evelynn (14454)
- [2008-03-05 17:27]
Well, there is a real nature shot. Your focus seems to have been more on the prey and the hawk's feet than on his head. I would have thought that they wer close enough t the same plane to both be in focus but apparently not.
Evelynn : )
- SelenE (13972)
- [2008-03-06 0:55]
Nice catch for both of you. Good focus, sharpness and details. TFS
- joey (24909)
- [2008-03-06 1:24]
Exceptional image of this Swainson's Hawk and prey!
Great composition which leaves enough space for the bird to "look into".
Superb clarity and sharpness.
Nice n' natural colours.
Thanks for sharing this Rick,
- Mana (18598)
- [2008-03-06 5:55]
Wonderful shot and a great moment captured. The plumage really does look dishevelled illustrating the intensity of the fight between the prey and the predator. Very neat and sharp image with a great DOF and perfect lighting. I like this POV from your truck window (you were at the right place at the right time) and the simple but effective composition. Kudos.
- Luis52 (15809)
- [2008-03-06 8:05]
Exelente momento logrado aqui. Una foto llena de hermosos detalles y gran contenido. La pose del Aguila con su presa lucen gracias a el talento del fofografo.
Muy bella foto Rick.
- SkyF (8073)
- [2008-03-06 9:19]
Great close up nice sharpness and wonderful detail.
Interesting seeing seeing this fabulous hunter with it's prey.
- angela926 (3083)
- [2008-03-06 17:45]
Great capture, excellent composition and point of view, very good sharpness and depth of field, fantastic pose!