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Copyright: Evelynn Smith (Evelynn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2025 W: 741 N: 3285] (14454)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 30D, Canon 300mm f2.8 + 2.xII extender, @ ISO 400
Exposure: f/7.6, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Bird of Prey photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-03-31 14:14
Viewed: 3555
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Each of these two hawks obviously had his eye on something in this field. Both landed in the same spot and then looked at each other as if to say, "Huh, what are you doing here?" I don't suppose different species of hawks generally occupy the same close space by choice. I can only guess as to varieties. The left one may be a Rough Legged Hawk. The right side one perhaps ??? swainson???.

I am going to be out of town for much of the next 3 months! I'll be able to check in from time to time but won't be on TN on a regular basis for a while. Happy Shooting!! : )

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To Adanac: Thanks for the critiqueEvelynn 1 03-31 19:47
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Hi Evelynn,
Great capture of these two hawks. Nice composition and sharpness.

Hi Evelynn,
very nice is this capture and unusual as I can not ever remember seeing two different species so close together that were not trying to kill one another.The light in this shot looks similar to my eagle photo of today perhaps a wee bit better.The colours and details are all good for these two look great.Thanks for sharing another one of your quality shots with us and safe traveling while you are out of town. Bob

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-03-31 16:07]

I surely will miss your beautiful pictures Evelynn and I wish you well. As for this picture, what a great shot, beautiful colours and perfect sharpness, it's velvety! I think those two hawks look very similar, could they be a juvenile and a mother, or something... I don't now much about identification of prey birds even though I love them. The head is different but who knows. Hope you get the ID because it's a fantastic scene. Bye bye!


Hello Evelynn,

Most of the time it's hard enough to capture one of these wonderful birds of prey in the same frame, but you've greatly managed to get two at the same time.
Very beautiful image with lovely pose of the two birds looking at eachother.
Technically perfect with great sharpness, DOF exposure and clarity.
Most wonderful soft light, fether details and soft BG.
Perfect work. TFS!!!
Wish you a very nice time during the next three months and am with great pleasure looking foreward to your next uploads.

Kindest regards, Harry

Hi Evelynn,
A Wonderful image of these two Hawks, excellent detail in both bird, really like the separation and how you've placed the birds between the OOF foreground and background, lovely work, all the best Cheers Rick :)

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2008-03-31 18:03]

No fair... Not one, but two different hawks!
And two different species to boot.
What a great scene!
Both of the raptors are captured with sharp details and excellent light.
The POV is great as it connotes interaction between the two.
Have a series of great trips and bring back some wonderful pictures.
We will miss you. Catch you later. : )

Another nice image from Ridgefield. I presume it was overcast... that sure makes for great tones in your images. The BG is silky smooth to. Nice capture.

Looks like at Ridgefield birds of many feathers were flocking together. ;)

Nice shot Evelynn! Enjoy your travels over the next few months.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2008-03-31 19:23]

Bonjour Evelynn,

Félicitations pour cette superbe prise nature.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-03-31 19:34]
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Hello Evelynn,
Safe travels and hope to bump into you if you come to our neck of the woods. An excellent send off with this wonderful image, wishing you many more Evelynn.

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2008-03-31 22:35]


Just marking for now!
be back later. :)

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  • darwin Gold Star Critiquer [C: 259 W: 0 N: 403] (1401)
  • [2008-03-31 23:32]

Hi Evelyn
Very nice capture with excellent detail in the plumage
Good natural color
Wonderful composition and pose
tfs jon

Heøllo Evelynn,
Exceøllent DOF really makes the subjects stand out!
Super details and this interesting interaction is well captured...
A well balanced composition!
Pablo -

nice ones, TFS Ori

Hey Evelyn,
An awesome shot of these two beautiful hawks with a very apt title!I love the perfectly well brought out details, which is only enhanced by the OOF BG.
An awesome shot going right into my favs!
Thank you!

hello Evelynn

and what a great timing of you to shoot them in photo,
superb image of these Birds of prey with their expressive
glance each one to the other, fine POV at the level
of the subjects, excellent DOF, great details of tehier plumage, TFS


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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-04-02 11:19]

Hello Evelyn
Nice capture.Well composed image.The image is sharp with nice detail.
TFS Michel

Hi Evelynn,
First off have a wonderful trip and a safe one too!
Love this shot, your title is perfect! What a great close up you took of these majestic birds. Beautiful TFS

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-04-03 8:19]

Hello Evelynn,
Wonderful photo of these Hawks. The interaction is great. Colours, DOF and sharpness are excellent. Very good composition.
If possible I come back for the ID.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-04-03 8:35]

Hello Evelynn

Wow two different species in one shot.Wonderful clarity too.
Excellent plumage definition.
The colours are rich and deep.
A wonderful lucky encounter.


Hi Evelynn,
Excellent composition. Very pure and sharp shot. Just a perfect shot. Well done. tfs. Stev

Magnifique scène capturée avec ces deux beaux spécimens! Excellente netteté

Hello Evelynn,
Excellent colors, content, 'communication' between the birds...
Very good foreground and background through the depth of field and the low point of view.
Very good gallery! A visual feast...
Well done
500 or 600?:-)

Hey Evelynn, you have a beautiful collection of photos. It is fun to see these two rough legged hawks staring at eachother. cheers


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