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Red Tail Hawk

Red Tail Hawk
Photo Information
Copyright: Tom Peak (tkp1165) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 156 W: 12 N: 595] (3876)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D 80, Sigma 50-500mm f4-6.3 DG EX APO HSM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Great Portraits [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-10-21 20:51
Viewed: 3119
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This Red Tail was at the ridgefield refuge. He was siting on a pole and let me get about 15 feet from him.
Thanks for looking
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Excellent close-up of this Red Tail, Tom. I like the crystal clear, look-'em-in-the-eye perspective. The sharpness that lets me see the rich color and defined texture of the feathers is excellent, too. Thanks for sharing.


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-10-22 19:27]

Wonderful image Tom,
Hawks are one of my favorite birds of prey, and this one is shown in such a beautiful pose. Excellent detail and very natural colors in this exceptional photo!!!
I wish the hawks around here would be as cooperative as this one was for you. I've been trying to get a decent shot of a white Red-tail for the past two years, and the closest I've ever been was around 60 yards. I had to hide in the weeds to even get this close.
Great shot Tom, TFS

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2008-10-23 6:22]

Hi Tom
A very nice portrait of a beautiful hawk.Gorgeous light and colours.Excellent sharpness details and excellent background.
Regards Jiri.

hello Tom

excellent portrait shot of this red tailed hawk,
with fine POV, bird of prey style proud pose,
excellent sharpness and details of the plumage, TFS


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