A hawks lunch time, yummmy!

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  1. jstuedle

    jstuedle No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Here is a young red tailed hawk I shot late last winter. Hope you enjoy. He was eating what I am user was a small snake. :puke-rig:

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    Nikon D1X, Nikkor 400mm f/3.5 AIS manual focus lens. Hand held from the drivers seat of our car.
     
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    Meysha still being picky Vicky

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    ohh waa... really like the dof.
    Nice shots.
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Not that I would find his LUNCH overly pretty, but the photos of the hawk as such are great!
    Envy! I never can capture anything like this... :( All I have ever managed to get with the 300mm zoom fully extended was still only a tiny spot of hawk in a huge frame :(.
     
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    I just got lucky. Cathy and I were putting around a local lake, I had my D1X and 400 sitting on the front seat. We watched the hawk fly up to a tree about 30 yards from the road. I slowly drove up to it, stopped the car and started shooting. I took about 30 frames while he ate and watched us then flew off. If it had been a mature adult, it most likely would not have pearched so close to the road or let us drive up to him. These two pics are pretty much full frame. Like I said, just lucky that day.
     
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