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This Years Swainson's Hawk

This Years Swainson's Hawk
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Copyright: Rick Price (Adanac) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-09-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5d Mark II, Canon EF 600mm f4.0L IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-09-20 18:28
Viewed: 2697
Points: 24
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Hi Everyone, today while I was out in the field I saw a young Swainson's Hawk near the nest that hatched two young this year. Soon these hawks will start their journey south to Brazil making this the longest migration of North American raptors. Here wishing the young one good luck.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-09-20 20:17]

Hello Rick,
An attractive image of this young Swainson's Hawk. I think it's neat that you photographed it just as it was sounding off. I have seen quite a few hawks flying very high just in the last few days here in Ohio. I've been wondering if they were already starting their migration.

Ciao Rick, great capture of lovely hawk in nice pose on beautiful blue sky, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Rick,
Beautiful framing for this Hawk calling, well captured, the blue sky is looking very nice.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-09-21 2:00]

Hello Rick.
I like this one a lot. You have perfectly captured , with the mouth open. The colour and detail you have captured are as usual excellent.Regards Siggi

Hi Rick
Beautiful compo with great blue sky
Perfect moment too

Hello Rick,
很美麗又雄姿糾糾的老鷹 照的清晰 動作生趣
構圖很自然 背景簡潔有力

Hello Mr.Rick,
Excellent timing.Nice POV with open beak.Details are very good of this Hawk.Like its appearance against blue sky.
Thanks for sharing a beautiful picture,
Regards and have a nice day,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-09-21 7:09]

Beautiful image of this lovely Hawk..excellent composition and lighting. tfs.

Another interesting subject Rick! Beautiful photo with very good composition, wonderful colours and impressive sharpness.

Hallo Rick
A lovely image. There are advantages to bare branches. The hawk positioned himself nicely for a picture. Good colours and details, well seen against the blue sky. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hello Rick,
What a lovely behaviorol is bird.
Wery good picture.
Well done.

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  • waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
  • [2014-01-16 15:28]

Hi Rick,

It's been awhile and same for me. This site is really loosing people fast, and same was TE, but TE has a much more people so don't feel that as much as here.

Great shot, fantastic really. I like the inclusion of the leave and branches to show the environment as well as good details of the bird still.

Hope this find you well and that you are still out and about shooting and enjoying nature.


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