- Art_R (3892)
- [2008-04-04 18:01]
Hi Rick , a very nice shot of this hawk , really good color and detail , and the pose you caught it in shows so much of the bird.
I like your notes as well , I know of a number of hawk nests , I saw a pair of hawks mating near one of them , I guess I know they are the same ones I photographed last year. will be nice to pay them a visit this year with my new camera :-)
thanks for sharing
- writerscrawlz (2961)
- [2008-04-04 18:15]
Hello. This is an excellent shot considering the light you had to do, and also, I love the texture here. Nice pose as well.
- angela926 (3083)
- [2008-04-04 18:31]
Fantastic capture, very good composition, nice point of view and excellent sharpness, beautiful colors and contrast, good shallow depth of field, great pose.
- kmr13777 (703)
- [2008-04-04 18:45]
Great capture of this Hawk. Excellent POV, colors, detail and exposure. You've almost nailed it all including the BG.
Oh my, this one is so cool. So elegant, so proud up there. You certainly got this one on a wonderful moment in such serene and natural setting. The focus, sparpness and clarity is right on the bird. The light greyish blue sky really bright out the color in this bird. Composition is also good, I would try to play with cropping more on the right see what it looks like. Hope you don't mind I do a workshop just cropping nothings more. I don't like to alter image more that I really have to.
Thanks Rick for posting.
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2008-04-04 19:15]
Very majestic looking Hawk, Rick.
The frontal view of the bird up there in the tree shows its features to great advantage.
I like the gray sky for background here.
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2008-04-04 20:16]
From my limited perspective...the way you have composed it gives a width of field having the hawk to the left instead of centered...You did mention a nest.......the branch in front also helps to give it some stature methinks...then of course we have teh beast itself which gives off it's own strength in aura...Tres' bien Rick...I wish to be lucky this summer...and get one myself....
- maurydv (36428)
- [2008-04-04 23:27]
Bellissimo rapace, ottimo POV e bellissima posa, preferisco la tua composizione ambientata con i rami e lo spazio per lo sguardo che si perde lontano, ma è valida anche la scelta in WS più concentrata sul rapace (è soggettivo), buoni i dettagli e molto belli i colori. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio
- mariki (9477)
- [2008-04-05 0:28]
Beautiful shot of this hawk. Great POV, DOF and focus. I like its pose very much. Beautiful light and soft colours.
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2008-04-05 1:25]
Great photo of this Red-tailed Hawk. Excellent sharp-detailed focus and beautiful natural colours. Very good pose, DOF and composition.
This is a very nice shot, but it's rarer than you think. You have captured a ferruginous hawk Buteo regalis, not a redtail. Certainty - 100%.
*The lower legs (tarsi)are feathered - dark brown in this bird - not scaled. A feature shared with the "booted" eagles and the rough-legged hawk.
*The gape of the bill extends under the eye (diagnostic to species).
*Plumage characteristics (including unmarked tail) typical of the commonest (pale morph) ferruginous.
Several shots of other buteos have been posted on TN claiming to be this species, but this is the first genuine one I have seen recently in a truly wild setting. Nice shot of a comparative rarity (and hopefully a pleasant surprise?).
- gerbilratz (3176)
- [2008-04-05 6:24]
Hello Rick. Superb capture. The colours are wonderful. Your DoF is neutral giving the bird full range. Focus is excellent. A very fine composition. regards h
- jaycee (25460)
- [2008-04-05 9:12]
A wonderful Hawk in a good pose showing off his lovely plummage and feathers. A classic pose and expression on his face. You must have been very close to get this.
- Luis52 (15809)
- [2008-04-05 10:26]
Very close eh? You have a very nice photo of this Hawk. Great details in his plumaje, lookin to the nest. I also can see the new reborn in the tree.
Saludos Rick. and have a nice weekend in company of Your wife.
- goldyrs (11497)
- [2008-04-05 12:20]
I am absolutly awe-struck!This is such a majestic bird, and the feathers that are ruffled really look good...
- joey (24909)
- [2008-04-05 13:40]
Razor sharp image of this impressive Hawk!
Pin-point focusing through the branches and a great DOF.
Superb use of the light and natural tones.
Well composed as always.
Nice work Rick!
- Nilson (4423)
- [2008-04-05 13:57]
Bela ave charmosa e poderosa de qualidade exelente esta foto ficou muito bem focada parabéns.
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2008-04-05 17:56]
great shot if this Ferruginous hawk, with fine POV & framing,
great sharpness and details of the hawk, i love the expression
of his glance, a little catch-light at the eye, Rick, it would
change alot on this great shot, TFS
- arfer (0)
- [2008-04-05 22:55]
A wonderful capture of this prairie hawk.
I like the natural setting.
Very well focused with great sharpness.
The eye is well seen with sharp detail.
- Argus (50626)
- [2008-04-06 7:08]
A great capture of a Ferruginous Hawk. I like the POV, pose and composition among the branches of the (Hickory?) tree and the hawk itself is pretty sharp.
A fine image, Rick, and thanks for sharing it!
- SkyF (8073)
- [2008-04-08 6:16]
great catch, a lot of great detail and the colors come through very well.
You did great focusing in on the bird despite the branches surrounding it.
Very well done.