Amazing close up, Red Shouldered Hawk

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  1. PropilotBW

    PropilotBW Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    It's unbelievable how close this hawk let me get.
    CC approved.
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    zombiesniper The camera takes the Pic. I just point the way. Supporting Member

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    Excellent portrait.

    The only CC I could possibly give is if you chose you could have used a higher aperture to open your depth of field more to get the bottom of the frame in focus.
    Having said this, I wouldn't have. I like it just the way it is.
     
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    Great shot.
     
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    Truly amazing! Really wonderful work- my hands would've been shaking from fear of messing up such a rare opportunity! Nicely captured, friend.
     
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    They have amazing eyes. Wish I could see like they can!
     
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    Beautiful!
     
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    fishing4sanity No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Great shot, love the detail in the beak and eye! So, just how close were you?
     
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    PropilotBW Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Thank you very much! I appreciate the feedback, it wasn’t somwthing I noticed. This was at 300mm from 25’. I’m not sure I could have stopped it down to bring it in focus. I did zoom out on some other shots with the full bird in focus.

    Thank you!

    Thanks. I was nervous. I went outside to shoot some birds near a feeder, turned around, and there he was. He didn’t mind me being there. I walked slowly all the way around him to change the lighting angle. It really was something else.

    Thank you!

    Thank you! He stayed around the yard all day, giving me plenty of shooting opportunities. At one point, I got approximately 25’ from him.
     
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    That's stunning, lovely clear background too. Really does feel like he's looking at you with that 1 eye.

    Nominated for PoM.
     
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    wonderful image
     
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    That's a humdinger!

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    Thank you very much for that. I believe this would be my first POM Nomination. Pop the Champagne!!

    Thank you very much.
     

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