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Hawk overhead

Hawk overhead
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Copyright: Alan Kolnik (Alan_Kolnik) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 38 N: 343] (2616)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-05-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D7000, Nikon AFS 300mm F4+1.4TC
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-05-27 10:17
Viewed: 1824
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
As Luke posted on my last picture, the cycle of life continues. After finding one of these beautiful birds dead on my law, attracted by its sharp calls, today I noticed this one circling high above and grapped my camera and biggest lens to catch a shot of it.

Not great but it was hundreds of meters up in the sky I would estimate. I think it is a Cooper hawk - the tail is shorter than the tail of a sharp shinned hawk.

Given the extreme blow-up, quality is poor, but its good to know we have another hawk in our neighborhood.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-05-27 12:16]

Hi Alan,great timing to take this in flight hawk in the best wings position.The sharpness isn't the best but still good,as you wrote,it was very disant.Excellent result! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-05-27 12:46]

Hello Alan,
Nice photo of this hawk in fine sharpness and natural colors.
Have a nice weekend,

Hello Alan

Being very high in the sky as you mention, you did a great shot
with great focus, sharpness, and details, with the best flight pose, TFS


Hello Alan,
I know how it's a difficult work to capture a flying bird! I have captured a few which I have already posted but still have, will post soon.
Facing camera to the infinity is really a challenging shot. Well details and perfect color, to me. I like your framing.
Thanks and have a nice Week

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