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Sharp Shinned Hawk Watching Bee
Lens: 70-200 D-FA* f/2.8 ED DC WR @200mm Camera: K-1 Photo Location: Yuma, AZ, USA ISO: 200 Shutter Speed: 1/350s Aperture: F5.6 
Posted By: AZGMDale, 03-11-2018, 09:18 AM

Cropped pic of Juvenile Sharp Shinned hawk watching bee.

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03-11-2018, 09:26 AM   #2
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That is a Wow! Shot. Very nice capture. Seems the hawk didn't really care if you got close to it. That is always a bonus with birds of prey.
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Thanks. Yea, I was surprised it let me get that close.
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That is good, real good. Clear, sharp of both the hawk and the bee. Great catch ! I've got pictures of eagles, owls...but hawks and falcons are skittish around me. As soon as I raise the camera...they're gone.

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That is good, real good. Clear, sharp of both the hawk and the bee. Great catch ! I've got pictures of eagles, owls...but hawks and falcons are skittish around me. As soon as I raise the camera...they're gone.
Thanks. Got lucky, and the pic is cropped a fair amount.
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Good timing
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Good timing
Thanks, but just lucky.
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Wonderful capture. Personally, when I have my eye on a quick, easy and delicious meal, I don't care who is watching me. )

Thanks for a great shot.

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Nice capture. (It's really a Merlin Falco columbarius) female, though.)
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Nice capture. (It's really a Merlin Falco columbarius) female, though.)
Thanks for the info Pete. I'll take your word for it. I have several bird books I use for reference, but I'm far from an expert. Juvenile Sharp Shinned, or Coopers, was the closest match I found looking at the book photos.
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You can believe Pete. He's quite the bird expert around here. He's ID'd a lot of my bird photos for me, even with my bird books and those online I use, he's more accurate.

Nice shot though.
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You can believe Pete. He's quite the bird expert around here. He's ID'd a lot of my bird photos for me, even with my bird books and those online I use, he's more accurate.

Nice shot though.
Thanks.
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Unusual image...nice and sharp against a clear blue sky...very nice.
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Unusual image...nice and sharp against a clear blue sky...very nice.
Thank you. Clear blue skies are something we have in abundance here.
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