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I almost didn't see this red-shouldered hawk sitting inside this tree in the shade, he was well camouflaged.

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Great focus. Nice catch!
 

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Very nice shot!
 

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wow beautiful
 

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your very welcome
 

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Nice shot, looks like you nailed the focus! Is this a pretty heavy crop? And did you apply any noise reduction? (a bit noisy with what I think is color fringing around it's head....just curious)
 
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Nice shot, looks like you nailed the focus! Is this a pretty heavy crop? And did you apply any noise reduction? (a bit noisy with what I think is color fringing around it's head....just curious)

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It's not a heavy crop, it's only cropped about 25%, if that, but I did raise the exposure because of how dark it was in the shade. I didn't notice a problem with noise, myself, the ISO being at 250. That brown outline around the head probably is color fringe. Oh, well.
 
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Well, I don't see much of anything to complain about here. A wonderful, unique pose that we don't see often, and I think you did a very nice job with your processing. That lifted foot with its tiny curled claws is killing me! :586:

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Well, I don't see much of anything to complain about here. A wonderful, unique pose that we don't see often, and I think you did a very nice job with your processing. That lifted foot with its tiny curled claws is killing me! :586:

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WHAT?! I don't know what to say other than thank you!
 

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