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" Look into my eyes and say...

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Copyright: Luc Durocher (Luc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-04-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS, canon tc-dc52b 1.6x
Exposure: f/3.1, 1/1250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Canada (chapter two) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-05-23 23:38
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" Look into my eyes and say that you dont love me."
Red-tailed Hawk
Buteo jamaicensis

Taken at the Ecomuseum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Description: The Red-tail is the largest hawk, usually weighing between 2 and 4 pounds. As with most raptors, the female is nearly 1/3 larger than the male and may have a wing span of 56 inches. This species shows a great deal of individual variation in plumage.
The adult has a rufous-colored tail that may or may not have a black terminal bar. Adults are dark brown on the back and the top of their wings. The underside of the bird is usually light with a dark belly band, and a cinnamon wash on the neck and chest. . Immatures resemble the adults except their tail is brown with dark bars; the red- tail molts in during its second year.
The adult Red-tailed Hawk is easily identified, for when it leaves its perch on slow, measured wing beats, or turns while soaring overhead, the broad, rounded tail shows a rich, russet red, hence the name. Within its range, its frequent soaring and loud voice are a good pointer.

This one is for Howard to whom it was his birthday recently. He was there for my first steps on TN and it is still there to help me to improve. I wish that he becomes your friend also.
Thank you for looking.

suleesia, chiliu, puffy, TAZ, glazzaro, AndyB, LordPotty, dew77, coasties, Comandante, jagathcham, Paulosousa, Janice, red45, PDP, liquidsunshine, hummingbird24, richtersl, christophe has marked this note useful
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stunning close-ups! excellent coloration and details!

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2005-05-24 0:34]

Excellent close-up shot Luc, how can we not love it? its gorgeous. Nice DOF, details, colours and composition. Good pose too. Well done, thanks for sharing.

p.s Happy birthday to Howard too. :)

Very nice portrait,excellent detail.I love it.TFS!

Brilliant detail, like the shine to the eyes with a hint of reflections present. The plumage is crisp and well detailed, an excellent shot.

Hallo Luc!
We miss you here last time. Suyperb portrait as always, I love watching your art gallery of photos!

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-05-24 3:19]

Hello Luc,
An excellent portrait shot.
Lovely pose,superb detail and colours.
Very well done indeed.


If I were a field mouse,I wouldn't even stop to deny it ;)
Lovely shot Luc.
Lots of character and very charming.

Wonderful pose Luc.

Really an amazing portrait of this bird of prey. Excellent details and the pose is really somethig special. The colours look very natural and the composition is just spot on.

Very good portrait, Luc.
Good details, nice colours and well composed.
I think Howard will love it.
Very well done.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-05-24 3:46]
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Magnifique et intéressant portrait d equalité pour ce superbe faucon. Jolies couleurs, bon point de vue et bonne netteté.
Wonderful, interesting & very well done !

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-05-24 3:54]

Hello Luc!
Wonderful portrait with great details and sharpness.Expression on face,clear eyes are perfect.TFS...:-)

Superbe portrait !
Sympa avec une petite inclinaison de la tête.
Bravo !

Ahh, Luc the perfect shot of a beautiful subject. Thank you! What a sight to behold.

Hi Luc!
Very nice portrait.I think she sayed:"I love you!".Clear eyes,smiling mouth,details and composition are perfect.Thanks for sharing.

Hello Luc! You've chosen an excellent POV here. Really like the way the head is cocked to the side in this pose also..Super sharp and detailed with great colors. Thank you so much for making a big deal about another year past..I think as we get older we would sooner forget them when they come! ;-)) Very well done my friend!!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-05-24 7:39]

Oh Luc, he's so cute. Look at him looking at you with his head to one side, as if he's questioning what you are doing. Excellent composition and his details and so clear. Thank you Luc for sharing. Well done.

.. and say "hallo gorgeous" :D lovely shot, i love how he watches you , love they eye contact. good details, lovely patterns on the wings.

well done

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-05-24 10:31]

Looks almost human! Perfect portrait Luc! Face, eyes - incredible! It is easy to believe that this cute bird is talking to you, even without words :-)

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-05-24 15:13]

Hi Luc, very nice portrait. Nice natural looking colours and a great pose. The focus is nice and sharp too. Nice work.

Happy Birthday Howard!

Great shot Luc!
Lovely creature, perfect POV and details.
I like it very much.
Well done!

Great portrait Luc,
What a great pose, excellent detail, good colour and well composed.
Excellent capture, thanks for posting

I have fallen in love with many of your subjects Luc, however, here I go once again.
Superb detail, and color, and POV, I especially like the eyes...
Thank you for the wonderful posting.

That expression on the bird's face simply melts your heart. This is abeautiful portrait with lots of fine detail in the feathers.

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  • Bac Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 93 W: 3 N: 33] (486)
  • [2005-05-25 13:10]

Good portrait. Very clear and sharp. I like the colors and the position of the animal.He looks so pacific. Nice shot

Belle pose de l'aigle, travail de grande qualite
Amicalement Christophe

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  • cosci Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 14 W: 15 N: 3] (110)
  • [2005-05-30 8:08]

For now this picture is my favourite! Beautiful "subject" and nice shot ... good details! Rarely can see a hawk with this look !

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2005-10-20 11:17]

I don't know if you talk to women like you talk to birds, but if you do, you must be a very happy man! ;o)
Focus and DOF as usual are excellent. Same for the light and the exposure. And this angled position of its head give a lot of dynamism in your picture. A lot better than if the head was straight. TFS

Interesting POV, normally would prefer exposure through out the eyes, you have done a different approach and managed to capture a nice shot.
Best regards,

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