Red Shouldered Hawk meets Canon 300/4.0 on an NEX-7

Discussion in 'Nature' started by roundball, Oct 20, 2014.

  1. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    Had a rare wildlife photography opportunity present itself today...like a once in 5-10 years kind of thing.

    Canon FDn 300/4.0, Sony NEX-7, ISO100, Daylight WB, AP mode, F4.0, shutters down in the 1/15, 1/13 range



    RED SHOULDERED HAWK IN A SIDE VIEW HEAD PORTRAIT





    FULL VIEW POSE





    PINPOINTED THE SHUTTER





    LOOKING FOR LUNCH





    SCRATCHING AN ITCH




    STRETCHING OUT A LEG

     
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  2. chrid

    chrid Super Noob

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    May 5, 2014
    australia
    Chris
    really like the first one, what a beautiful looking bird :)
     
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  3. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Great looking bird and some great shots.
     
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  4. Hawkman

    Hawkman TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Sep 10, 2013
    Virginia, USA
    Steve
    Wow! Great shots and Great Bird!
    What I wouldn't give for the opportunity to take some shots like that of "one of my kin." :)


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  5. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    Thanks all...I was very pleased with the way they turned out, to say nothing of the rare opportunity itself.

    I have the backyard set up like an Aviary Photo Studio...fill the feeders every morning and any day I know I'm going to be around the house, I open the kitchen window, set a camera on the counter top and go about my day.
    Getting a coffee refill, I noticed the normal constant display of birds coming and going had stopped...back yard was dead quiet...started looking around and saw this hawk had landed on a limb not 40 feet out from the open window.

    Everything was ready, had fairly decent early morning light, a new sandbag to try out was already on the window sill, so I eased over and started shooting...assuming it would leave at any second and that I'd probably never have such a gift of an opportunity again, I spared nothing...took over 100, culled out the best 25.

    Reminds me of the old saying: "Even a blind hog finds an acorn now and then"