Cooper's Hawk

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  1. Ariadne

    Ariadne TPF Noob!

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    Canon D60, Sigma 170-500mm lens @ 300mm, ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/180sec
    PS7: levels, curves, sharpen, resize, USM
    Heliopan Noise Filter @30%

    This family of hawks has been visiting my birdbath regularly for about 1-1/2 years. The bath is about 20 or so feet from my window, where I have the D60 set up on a tripod with the Sigma 170-500mm lens
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Very nice sharpness & DOF. Great capture.
     
  3. Digital Matt

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    Nice shot. I have that same lens. It's good for the low price, but I'm thinking of getting an L lens.
     
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    Thank you, Mike.

    Thanks, Matt. I have the Canon 100-400L which I use on my 1D. But I carry that one around a lot. I have the D60 pretty much permanently set up with the Sigma on it to catch birds anytime I happen to see them in the garden, no matter what else I may be doing around the house. So when the hawks appear, I don't have to run, fumble, etc. I just step behind the tripod, focus and shoot. And these are shot through a glass picture window (doesn't open).
     
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    Beautiful shot. The detail of the feathers is outstanding. I wish we had big birds around my house! :)
     
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    I wish it could have been a bit more crisp. But you were shooting through a window so this is very acceptable.

    Hmm. This isnt the crit forum is it?! :p Oh well, I will leave it for you anyway.

    This shot is wonderful in many ways. Just the candidness of it. Good job!
     
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    Good picture. I sure appreaciate a clean picture of wild life....they are so hard to get. The eyes on those hawks are spooky
     
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    Very nice shot but I have a question on the lens; is that a 70-300 or a 170-500?
     
  9. Ariadne

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    Sorry, that's the Sigma 170-500mm lens. I also own the Canon 75-300mm IS USM. Afraid I got confused when typing. I fixed it in the post--thanks for pointing that out. Thanks for your kind comment, too.

    Thanks everybody for your kind comments. Makes me feel welcome. :D
     
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    Wow. Great shot.
     
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    WOW, just BEAUTIFUL, LOVE birds of prey........
     

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