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Before the Flight

Before the Flight
Photo Information
Copyright: Lesley Mattuchio (Lesley) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 297 W: 13 N: 913] (2988)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2005-03-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark II, Canon EF100-400 IS
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Hawks [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-03-14 14:42
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a shot of the Red-tailed I posted yesterday before he took to the skies! Red-tailed Hawks usually hunt for small mammals, rodents mainly, from a perch or by kiting. This one was hunting from his perch in the tree overlooking a salt marsh. When he did take off he swooped in low over the marsh before he disappeared from sight. Bon Apetite!

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  • Great 
  • pompey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 4 N: 746] (2774)
  • [2005-03-14 14:51]

Beautiful shot Lesley, nice and clear with excellent sky.
Thanks for sharing.

Linda Foto!!
Excelente composição...
Cores contrastadas...
Belo trabalho Lesley

What a beautiful background that blue sky makes Lesley, fine composition and well exposed.

Fantastic capture for sure Lesley. I love the pose, composition and of course the details....very well done.

Another great capture of this beautiful bird. Very good pose and great composition as in the other one.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-03-14 15:52]

Excellent shot Lesley, lovely details and the blue sky really sets it off. Beautiful creature and the exposure is perfect, well done.

Very good capture, very good details you got beautiful sky as background.

Very nice shot Lesley,
Nice sharp detail and a glorious blue sky (I rarely get to see one here!)
Thanks for posting

  • Great 
  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2005-03-14 18:42]

What a beautiful bird. You caught it very well. Nice ! Against the blue of the sky the pale feathers are striking.


Great shot Lesley. Very nice colors, sharpness & detail. Magnificent bird this one. Thanx!

A great pose! Framed perfectly. Well done.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-03-14 21:36]

Très belle prise nature, la photo est nette et la lumière excellente. Beaucoup de détails pour l'identification.

Félicitations !

Very good Lesley.
I like the pose and the clean BG. Very good POV, composition and details.
Very good job.

  • Great 
  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1462 W: 74 N: 1428] (4750)
  • [2005-03-15 3:46]

Wonderful Lesley! Really excellent! No nits whatsoever, this is perfect.

Technical quality:*****
Wow factor:****

Great portrait as always.
Well done.

Beautiful capture great pose! Framed perfectly. Well done.

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