Red-tailed Hawk

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  1. strick

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    The wife and I were out driving around looking for things to shoot and on the way home she saw him on the edge of the road. After turning around once or twice or maybe 3 times, he kept moving a little, I was able to get a few shots. I wish the background was a little better but I took what I could get.;)

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  2. RKW3

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    Great captures. But I think a little bit of lightening and sharpening in photoshop can improve these photos further.

    Here is a quick edit I tried:

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    The Red-Tailed Hawk is one of my animal totems and my absolutely favorite Bird of Prey. This image is my wallpaper.

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    Thanks for reminding me of how grand these birds are.
     
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    Very nice captures.
    I agree with RKW3 about the processing.

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    How cool. The second two are excellent, although the first one shows detail on the eye and a bit of the talons.

    I was just sitting here working on a raptor information sheet and thinking about the eyes of a hawk (no kidding); Here's some info from the Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area you might find interesting;

    I especially liked the three eyelid thing.

    Anyhow, great stuff and thanks for sharing. The hawks around here are totally 'skittish.'
     
  6. wdahm519

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    Haha wow, I love #2.

    I love those two edits by RKW3 and Kundalini even more. Great job all around.
     
  7. strick

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    Yeah you may be right. I was thinking the same thing. Here is my retouch.

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    very nice
     
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    Numbers 2 and 3 are fantastic mid-flight captures, well done :)

    David
     
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    I am obsessed with red tailed hawks and with fences...so I love #1.
     

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