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Bird on Bird Crime
Lens: DA 35mm LTD Camera: K-5 Photo Location: Tulum, Mexico ISO: 80 Shutter Speed: 1/30s Aperture: F16 
Posted By: cali92rs, 09-23-2011, 04:31 PM

So I was lining up a shot with my wife and her friend with the Tulum ruins in the background and all of a sudden, a bird almsot smacks them in the head....I see it land in the grass behind them and i notice, wow, thats not one bird, thats two birds! And one appears to be chomping on the other one!

Thats one instance where a zoom would've been nice...I had to get pretty close to them with my 35mm..luckily I didn't scare them off.
Also, I wish I would've set the shutter speed faster for a bit more sharpness. But in the heat of the moment, I just basically snapped away.

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09-23-2011, 04:38 PM   #2
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Fast thinking...and you got a nice shot.....amazing with 35mm really! Otis sends his regrets to the Grackle but really won't miss him......they are loud and nasty...and they eat his apple slices when they get a chance.
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Yes, Cooper's Hawk and Grackle. Nice shot. Ah nature... Did he/she fly off with the catch? It looks like an immature hawk. The lens selection made for a good one on one...
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Haha...great capture. Can you say "breakfast" .... some bully, eh?

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I think Otis would take the hawk bully very happy ... as a breakfast snack

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Fast thinking...and you got a nice shot.....amazing with 35mm really! Otis sends his regrets to the Grackle but really won't miss him......they are loud and nasty...and they eat his apple slices when they get a chance.
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great capture...... hope the grackle escaped with only a scare.....dave m
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I would have missed that shot...or with just a 35mm, not even attempted it. I can appreciate those that make the extra effort, I need to get better at at that myself.
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great capture...... hope the grackle escaped with only a scare.....dave m
Thanks...
Actually yes, the Hawk let him go. I think the big crowd that gathered around spooked him.

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