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Cooper's Hawk 2

Cooper's Hawk 2
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Copyright: Mario Olteanu (Mariol) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM, Hoya 77mm HMC Super U.V.
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Red Eyed Birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-02-09 15:37
Viewed: 3672
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the same bird I have posted yesterday but a different pose. The picture was good enough for a portrait cropping. The whole bird picture is posted as workshop (probably should be opposite!)

Done in Wabukayne Park - Mississauga
Hand held at ISO 800

A medium-sized hawk of the forest, the Cooper's Hawk specializes in eating birds. It is built for fast flight through the obstacle course of trees and limbs.
(From "All About Birds")

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-02-09 15:55]

Hi Mario

Superb POV andexcellent detail and colour.


Hi Mario,
well you said it and I agree that the workshop photo should be the first one seen.Both photos show a high level of control in the art of photography and you have a good handle on your new camera.Iso 800 is impressive in this shot as there is so little graininess in the shot.Mario,you keep on using this pro camera and who knows-someone might want to buy or publish your photos.I can see with all you have uploaded a genuine desire to be the best you can be and that you really love the wildlife you photo.Wabukayne Park is one heck of a great little park and a treasure as well,so thank you for showing us this gem of a capture. Bob

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  • JPlumb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 158 N: 896] (2904)
  • [2008-02-09 22:56]

Hi Mario, I looked at the workshop, and I think your selection was a good one. This crop is the main act. Very nice work giving us this one with excellent sharp detail on the hawk and awesome colour. That is one incredible stare you've picked up here.

Thanks, John

hello Mario

i love the 2 photos, the one of the workshop more than this one
but here you present us the hawk with a different approach
with this close-up, TFS


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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-02-10 18:59]

Hello Mario
Beautiful sharp portrait wiht great details and lovely colors.I loved that eye's contact with your subject.
TFS Michel

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-02-12 18:34]

Hello Mario, this is a very nice shot of this cooper's hawk, it's chest is so impressive, think of all the muscles behind those beautiful feathers. I love the cropping you made but you lost a little sharpness in the eyes. On the other hand, this is a very fine portrait and I wouldn't resist posting it either. As for the workshop I think it is better for situating the action that's taking place instead of being a portrait. I am very picky here because it is a great shot with fantastic natural colours. I like the feathers at the feet of the bird in the other one... thank you for this beautiful capture!


Hi Mario,
Those guys have much impressive eyes :) This is a very nice portrait with natural exposure, good details and eye contact!

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-02-14 20:06]

Hello Mario

A lovely portrait of this Cooper's Hawk.
The eye contact is super.
Beautiful colour and lighting,the catch light in the eyes is excellent.
The feathers show well with terrific definition.
The POV is outstanding.the DOF well handled.


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