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standing my ground

standing my ground
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Copyright: Tabatha Osborne (fototab) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 301 W: 0 N: 362] (2177)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon 100-400mm IS, Digital
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-09 7:33
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Harris Hawk

This guy was "standing his ground," we had some other hawks in the area that was wanting the catch he had and he was not giving up, I think it was a mouse, we seen him dive in and fly around us for a few minutes and then he landed on this tree.

I took this at the Weaver Ranch, south Texas.

Info about the Harris hawk can be found on my last post of him.

Thanks and have a great weekend.

Luis52, CeltickRanger, vanderschelden, nglen, marhowie, izler, Ena, NinaM has marked this note useful
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Bonjour Tabatha
Très belle prise, bonne netteté, couleurs et cadrage, bonne gestion de l'exposition et beau sujet.
Amicalement Robi

Fantastic shot, Tabatha! I like the view with him looking back at you. Crisp detail on the plumage and perch and nice bg - not too shallow. Impressive! Penny

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-02-09 8:22]

Hi Tabitha,

A wonderful shot of this Hawk. Whenever they land here they seem to be directly into the sun. A cute pose - good natural colors - good details of the face, wings, and plummage.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-02-09 8:24]

Hello Tabatha,
Excellent photo of this Harris Hawk. Sharpness, details, colours and DOF are fantastic. Very good pose and eye-contact in a great composition.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-02-09 8:32]

Hi Tabatha,

A well captured shot of this Hawk,the POV is great and the picture got nice colors,the hawk stand s out from the OOF BG,tfs


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  • inked Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 132 W: 0 N: 249] (771)
  • [2008-02-09 9:13]

hi Tabatha,
great shot! fantastic lighting and superbly focused. great pose and so appropriately titled. nice work and tfs

great pov and lovely pose with perfect compo
great tfs

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-02-09 9:51]

Hola Tabatha.
You sure had a great moment and experience here. Nice colors and excellent pose. I like this Hawks.
Have a nice weekend too Tabatha.

hello Tabatha

excellent timing too shoot this superb image,
there is a great luminosity on the image,
wonderful background, excellent sharpness and details,
and i love the POV and the way you farmed the image, TFS


Hi Tabatha,

Fantastic bird with fabulous shallow depth! Longed for a great raptor to see for a long time.


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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-02-09 12:59]

Hi Tabatha
this is very nice image
very good sharp and detail
well done.

Hello Tabatha,
congratulations for this great shot, splendid colours, excellent focus and lovely point of view,
well done,

This is an impressive bird! Raptors always have this killer look! You caught a very nice pose from the bird with great details, composition and exposure. This must have been quite a moment to live :) Thanks,

Hi Tabatha,
The pose and POV are excellent. Very good detail, DOF, and colors - You handled the bright sunlight well.
Nicely composed, great BG :)
Well done!

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-02-09 18:05]

Excellent capture of this magnificent bird. The focus and details are great. Contrasting colours are wonderful. You are very fortunate to have been able to capture him right at this precise moment. TFS

Hello Tabatha,
Interesting pose, probably trying to convey a message here!
Excellent details in the plumage, attractive natural colours...
A well composed presentation, and the subject stands out well on the background!
Pablo -

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-02-10 8:00]

Hi Tabatha. You have taken this with fine detail and natural looking colours. such a nice pose with its head turned around. well done TFS.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-02-10 9:56]

hello tabatha
good capture of this beautiful hawk with its interesting pose
i like composition, POV, BG, lighting, colours and details

Great capture given the bird was facing away from you for the most part. You got a good profile view of the head. Color and post processing is well done. Soft focus works well for highlighting the bird in a natural environment.

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  • Scott Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 356] (1752)
  • [2008-02-11 0:05]


This one is superb, Very clear, wonderful presentation. He is watching you watching him. Very well done.


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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-02-11 2:45]

Hi Tabatha,
What an amazing bird!
Good details and sharpness!

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-02-12 16:58]

Hello Tabatha, I like this one too, very sharp, great DOF, good exposure and perfect pose and composition, thanks!


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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-02-12 19:11]

I love that picture, it's very close to be comical, the hawk has such a pose! The look it is giving you is fantastic. Great colours and light, beautiful background, superb picture! thanks,


amazing hawk, TFS Ori

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