- Art_R (3892)
- [2008-04-30 6:06]
Hi Rick , great hawk photo , with good color and detail. TFS
- Argus (50626)
- [2008-04-30 6:07]
Superb capture of a Swainson's Hawk with a bit of nesting material in its beak. The POV, pose and sharpness are great. I also like the composition of the twigs and branches all leaning in the same direction against the blue sky and parallel with the hawk's body.
Thanks for sharing this fine image,
- Maite (5199)
- [2008-04-30 6:24]
What a beautiful bird this Swainson's Hawk and how good that you captured it busy with its 'nest building duties'. I wonder that you were at the point just in time. Magnificent shot with great sharpness and marvellous natural colors and composition.
Thank you very much for sharing.
My best regards
- PaulH (13882)
- [2008-04-30 6:31]
very nice documentation of this nest building Hawk. Love the gold lighting and detail in his/her feathers. Very nice setting amongst all that construction material too :o)
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2008-04-30 6:36]
You have a fine knack for getting into natures face, one on one...mano a mano...Very neat image and so much Western Canadian Rockies in appearance...I think that being even near the foothills of th Rockies demands that strong birds look this way...as if they were the aviary of mountain men...VERY good and strong image Rick.
- NinaM (4077)
- [2008-04-30 8:24]
Hello Rick, great one! The light is fantastic, the bird too. What will you photograph when in full season! Thank you!
- jaycee (25460)
- [2008-04-30 9:14]
Wow - another hawk! Very nice shot - there are advantages to bare branches. He positioned himself nicely for a picture. Good colors and details - and a blue sky!!! Remind me to look for him next fall. Afraid there's a long hot summer first.
- nglen (36145)
- [2008-04-30 12:04]
Hi Rick. You had a good day to get this one as well. Good detail and natural colours. It looks a big healty bird. a good POV in the tree. well done TFS. good notes too,
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2008-04-30 13:06]
Great pose with lovely early morning light/ Nice eye contact too.
- gerbilratz (3176)
- [2008-04-30 13:59]
Hi Rick, I am not familiar with this species, so a very interesting and welcoming addition. The details are wonderfully clear and the shades well defined. great bit of timing to get this bird with nesting material. TFS regards h
- angela926 (3083)
- [2008-04-30 14:39]
nice capture, good sharpness and depth of field, nice
natural colors and good light, excellent composition
and point of view.
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2008-04-30 15:34]
As if the Hawk cooperates...
"I will take away this distracting branch.":-)
"Go ahead, Rick"
"You can photograph now..."
- RP1 (251)
- [2008-04-30 17:01]
Great capture! Most be very impress to see a such bird next to you.
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2008-04-30 18:02]
excellent shot of the Swainson's Hawk with fine POV, DOF
and framing, lovely monring luminosity on the subject,4
excellent sharpness and details, TFS
- Luis52 (15809)
- [2008-04-30 19:31]
Of course. I will be waiting for those beautiful Hawks to come here, and I hope to take some photos of them in their way to south
You have a beuatiful and fine photo Rick. Just look at his eyes looking at You.
Great image My friend.
- joey (24909)
- [2008-05-01 1:03]
what a fine capture of this Swainson's Hawk!
And I've just realised that the stick going across his beak is actually in his beak and he's using it for his nest... just like you said in your note! :-)
Very nice morning light that has cast a golden glow over the scene.
Excellent image quality as usual.
Well done Rick!
- Mana (18598)
- [2008-05-01 5:49]
Splendid shot of this Hawk busy building its nest. Those dried branches gives a nice symmetry and perspective. The warm lighting looks great and I like your chosen POV to portray it. Very nicely composed. Kudos.
- writerscrawlz (2961)
- [2008-05-02 19:05]
WOW! I love the sun highlights on this hawk, the way a twig is in his beak, and yet, he can still look at you - as if to make sure you intend no harm.
I love the details on his beak, especially the patch of yellow and his pose is perfect. The lighting really enhances his body and adds a bit of drama to this scene. Very beautiful - but then, most of your work is. :)
- pvb (1981)
- [2008-05-05 11:33]
I always like that you can come so close to your subjects.
This one to, great photo of a very handsome looking bird of pray. Great sharpness and focus. Good compo and pov and against a nice looking bg
- arfer (0)
- [2008-05-16 21:56]
A super POV of this hawk.You seem to get quite close to them.As you know they have wonderful vision so not much gets past them...lol.
The colours are true and natural.
The eye has very good catch light.