Hawk

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  1. yip812

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    My dad says it's a red tail, and assures me they are not the easiest bird to photograph.

    He's just slightly out of focus, he was pretty far away and wouldn't let me come closer.

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    They are not that hard to photograph. He let me get about 10 feet away.

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    Uh, thanks...

    Mine might not have been the best photo, but yours just made it look like crap. Thanks for that
     
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    OOPS, sorry. Did not mean anything by it. I really got lucky as I kept creeping toward him thinking he would fly away but he did not. My best wildlife capture to date.

    Sorry. It was wrong of me to post it.
     
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    Its actually a rough legged hawk, they are very closely related though. The red tail is the Buteo jamaicensis and the rough legged is Buteo lagopus. neat capture
     
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    Wait, mine is not a red tail? You mean my dad was wrong? Gonna have to give him a hard time about that, he hates being wrong.

    Sorry Bikefreax, I was just being overly sensitive. You weren't wrong, just pointing out a fact.

    Thing is, I took it with a digital point and shoot (maybe it's called a super zoom). It has a 12x optical zoom and I had to use the digital zoom as well. I wasn't sure what I was going to end up with. I was pleasantly surprised by the results.
     
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    Fun with Photoshop. Sky's a little off, but the bird has color now[​IMG]
     

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