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Red Tailed Hawks

Red Tailed Hawks
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Copyright: Larry A Brechner (brech) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 53 W: 60 N: 95] (267)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 5D, Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8 IS L
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-02-25 21:51
Viewed: 3692
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This pair of Red Tail Hawks were photographed in Vermont at the VINS preserve. These particular hawks were both injured and would not be able to return to the wild. VINS does attempt to rehabilitate injured raptors but those that are not able to return to the wild are cared for there, or in some cases are relocated to other sanctuaries.

Used a 1.4x extender giving me 280mm FL to achieve a close-up of these raptors. I used the polarizer turned only partially to get the desired color saturation.

RAW/PS5 was used to crop, and adjust Curves plus to get the bokeh background bringing maximum attention to the subject. Finally used Nik Viveza to tweak the structure (sharpness/detail).

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Hi Larry,
very nice photo of this family.
Perfect sharpness, nice composition.
Very good point of view.
Have a nice rest of weekend.

Superb image quality on this photography.
For my personal taste i would add a touch of sharpness.
Magnificent species.

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  • mlines Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)
  • [2011-02-27 16:38]

Hi Larry, Superb image of these two hawks. There is something very majestic about this species. The detail in the feathers and becks is to a professional standard. This would be suitable for a nat geo article in my opinion. TFS. Murray

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