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Hawk Eating Crow (Not for the faint of heart)
Posted By: metroeloise, 01-03-2009, 06:33 PM

Huge ruckus outside my window complete with flock of crows doing areoacrobatics. Humm.

As I set up the Tammy 70-300mm the Hawk skips over to a closer roof. By the time I am ready he slips off into the neighborhood. Easy enough to follow him to the tree. That is where my troubles begins. Deep shade, bright sky, Tammy, no external flash (figure the onboard would not hit that height). So I snap away and wait until I have a chance at saving something with my developing Ps skills.

None were worth anything until the Ps magic. Still much more I can do.

Hawk - a set on Flickr is where the set is.







C&C and suggestions on how to get the purple out! Please.
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01-03-2009, 07:07 PM   #2
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He probably had enough of the crows pestering him and grabbed one. I think you did pretty good under bad conditions, alot of people get those better beamer flash things, I don't have one myself though. I would tell him to come back when the sky is blue and land in a better spot next time
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This why the smart crows fly above the hawk they are pestering.
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Natures Ruleont screw with the Hawk


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I know how difficult this must have been for you and especially keeping your wits about you - Well done.

The last three stand-out.

Agree, nature rules!!!
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Wow, very nice shooting with a difficult subject. I still get to be all thumbs in a fire fight situation. Sheesh, and this is still after a full year with the camera. Nice job!
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Very nicely done... The second and last one stand out for me. Tough shoot but nicely done. This is when you wished you had a 500 mm lens. JIM

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Great series, especially under the circumstances.

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Great series! Rare moment to observe, I'm sure!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Redwood10D Quote
Wow, very nice shooting with a difficult subject. I still get to be all thumbs in a fire fight situation. Sheesh, and this is still after a full year with the camera. Nice job!
Thanks all for the comments. It was interesting and I had to wait until now to have the Ps skills to even try getting these on site. I am happy with the results. Think I'll work more on these as lessons on cleaning up even more of the ca.

One of the reasons I do the club shoots in manual is that the demand on camera handling is high. Just last week I noticed I switched both f/ and shutter speed at the same time thinking about results and not fumbling with the wheels! after 1,000s of shots and it is just getting second nature!

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