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An incredible photo op with a wild Red-tailed Hawk.
« on: October 19, 2013, 01:09:19 PM »
All of these were taken with a Canon 6D and a 70-300mm, 'L' lens. Hope you enjoy half as much as I did taking them.









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An incredible photo op with a wild Red-tailed Hawk.
« on: October 19, 2013, 01:09:19 PM »

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« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2013, 01:16:04 PM »
I'll bet that was some fun!  Nice shots too!

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« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2013, 03:56:13 PM »
Terrific Photos!    I have a 6D and just acquired the 70-300 4-5.6L on sale.  Unfortunately, I'm afraid that at this point, I can conjure up the skill --and patience shown in these photos only in my dreams.  But I will be trying.  How far away would you estimate that you were from the bird, and were you using a tripod, or hand-held?  Thanks for posting the photos.

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« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2013, 04:22:25 PM »
Nice shots!

Red tails around here are ubiquitous and bold.  This juvenile stopped by for dinner on our fence post.


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Re: An incredible photo op with a wild Red-tailed Hawk.
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2013, 05:00:11 PM »
Nice shots guys, really nice.

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Nice shots!

Red tails around here are ubiquitous and bold.  This juvenile stopped by for dinner on our fence post.


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« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2013, 05:21:45 PM »
Terrific Photos!    I have a 6D and just acquired the 70-300 4-5.6L on sale.  Unfortunately, I'm afraid that at this point, I can conjure up the skill --and patience shown in these photos only in my dreams.  But I will be trying.  How far away would you estimate that you were from the bird, and were you using a tripod, or hand-held?  Thanks for posting the photos.


You have a very good combination there. You'll soon get the feel for it and will take sensational pictures, I'm sure. All of these pictures were hand held. In a few of the shots I was no more than ten feet away from the hawk. EXIF data will show that some were taken at 200mm and less. Thanks for your kind words.

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« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2013, 05:31:30 PM »
I'll bet that was some fun!  Nice shots too!

Jim

Thanks a lot Jim. Yes, it was a ball. 244 actuations before he left for good.

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« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2013, 11:53:31 AM »
Great shots Joe and congrats on the opportunity.  They don't come around often and you made the best of it.
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« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2013, 12:21:30 PM »
Wow! Great pictures!

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« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2013, 03:09:15 AM »
Beautiful pics!
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« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2013, 06:56:11 AM »
Wonderful!

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« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2013, 08:30:36 AM »
Great pictures above on this post of the hawk. Attached are photo's taken of an adult with D7and Sigma 70-200 mm 2.8 DGHSM with a 1.4X multiplier. The branch that the hawk has to be 3-4 inches in diameter so this is a pretty good size bird. Hope you enjoy. Carmine

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