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northern hawk-owl (+added)
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Posted By: Franc, 12-02-2013, 08:55 AM

only been seen 4 times in the last 113 years over here



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12-02-2013, 09:10 AM   #2
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That's a nice clean looking capture…. thanks for posting.
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thank you
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Wow , that is a great shot of a rare bird.

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Very nice picture....like the bokeh. They are a beautiful little owl....very curious birds.

Wouldn't call them rare though. Depends where you live. We see them on a regular basis during the winter...but where I live is where they live during the winter.
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Wow !!

I am so happy to see this bird because it has been so scarce in all parts of North America.
We only see them once in a very rare while around here (north-east Québec) even if we are in an area where they breed.
In North America, over 50% of the Northern Hawk-Owls' breeding territory occurs in non-commercial boreal forests.

Also: you have used the K7 (still one of my favorite cameras and in some instances "better" than my K5) with the DA*300/4 !
Who said you'd need a K3 !?

Congrats on the nice image of a rare bird.

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Thanks for sharing this image of a wonderful bird. Great shot perfectly executed.
12-02-2013, 10:49 AM   #8
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thank you all!
A k3 with its AF-C/AF-A would have been better, It flew, unexpectedly more or less, straight at me but the K7 couldn't cope, all photo's were blurry, hopefully the k3 works better. I couldn't do it with my (now broken) k5 though.

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QuoteOriginally posted by jpzk Quote
Wow !!

I am so happy to see this bird because it has been so scarce in all parts of North America.
We only see them once in a very rare while around here (north-east Québec) even if we are in an area where they breed.
In North America, over 50% of the Northern Hawk-Owls' breeding territory occurs in non-commercial boreal forests.

Also: you have used the K7 (still one of my favorite cameras and in some instances "better" than my K5) with the DA*300/4 !
Who said you'd need a K3 !?

Congrats on the nice image of a rare bird.

JP
I wouldn't say all parts of North America. Southeastern Manitoba they can be sighted. ...also the city Of Winnipeg in some areas...mostly south areas of the city.
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Gorgeous photos.
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The farther north you go in western and central Canada, the more hawk owls you will see. We usually get a couple every winter hanging around. Maybe not this year, though, since small rodent numbers seem to be down. Great photos!!

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Wow...to the second photograph.
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well, thank you!
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QuoteOriginally posted by lesmore49 Quote
Wow...to the second photograph.
Wow to both.

Great captures.

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