Hawk & Owl...stare down in the tree!

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Went by the Park the other day and noticed a lot of activity in the tree behind me. Then I heard the screeches only to find a Red Shoulder Hawk & Barred Owl staring down each other for the tree position.......OWL WON!!
Tough shots in the tree with the sun in my face but all work out ok



Hawk staring down Mr Owl.......
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Owl giving the look back.....(they were about 20 feet apart.,,....wish they would have been closer to get them both in the same frame :(

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This screech freak the Hawk out and he split!!!
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Tree to himself now......

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Chillin as I left!


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WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great pics. That is what you call being in the right place at the right time.
 

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Awesome!!! How close were you to the tree or branch. What were you using?
 

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Awesome series of photos! That owl has beautiful eyes. I'm with Al-Wazeer, I thought the hawk would win; then again, crows chase hawks, so I guess an owl could be pretty intimidating. My favorites would have to be the last four. :thumbup::thumbup:
 
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Awesome!!! How close were you to the tree or branch. What were you using?
Thanks...pretty close (15 feet). Used a Nikkor 200-400mm F4 lens for the hawk shot (he was further up in the tree and Nikkor 70-200MM F2.8 for the Owl shots....
 

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I can't tell if #1, or the last one is my favorite. The expression, and direction of the hawk is amazing.. awesome timing on that.
The owl is great in the last, the expression is perfect in my opinion..
Awesome shots.
 

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