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Thread started 23 Nov 2012 (Friday) 23:23
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Red Tail Hawk with dinner up close

 
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Nov 23, 2012 23:23 |  #1

Here's a series from today. Stumbled across a Red Tail Hawk who was feasting on a skunk. Made getting this set a little unpleasant. But it's the closest I've ever been to a RTH in the wild and it wasn't going to leave it's dinner.

Taken with 1D4 and 400 f/5.6L. Some of them at 8000 ISO. None of them cropped.

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Nov 23, 2012 23:28 |  #2

Nice shots, good thing they do not have a sense of smell


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Nov 23, 2012 23:33 |  #3

Thanks Tom, not so good for me though. It wreaked.


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Nov 23, 2012 23:36 |  #4

As unpleasent as it was for you, it was worth it for us. LOL. Looks like you were able to move in and out pretty well, since these are uncropped. Good captures.
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Nov 24, 2012 05:37 |  #5

Amazing shots. Looks like he was more concerned with something besides you the way he is looking away in many of the photos. I saw a hawk with it's kill (a small bird) inside one of our barns this summer. He wasn't going anywhere either...but no camera available. I was about ten feet away.


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Nov 24, 2012 10:20 |  #6

surgemaster wrote in post #15281927 (external link)
As unpleasent as it was for you, it was worth it for us. LOL. Looks like you were able to move in and out pretty well, since these are uncropped. Good captures.
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Heh Heh, Couldn't have said it any better, great set!


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Nov 24, 2012 10:50 |  #7

Thanks guys, I still smell it. lol


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Nov 24, 2012 10:59 as a reply to  @ dfbovey's post |  #8

Great series. There are some situations where I'd have passed on a photo op and this is definitely one of them. Glad you stuck it out though!


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Nov 24, 2012 11:03 |  #9

Thanks Ian, yeah... I just couldn't pass on being that close and have the Hawk not care. Eventually, the odor will leave my nostrils. :)


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Nov 24, 2012 11:16 |  #10

Thanks for putting up with the smell for some awesome shots. What a beautiful bird.




  
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Nov 24, 2012 13:59 |  #11

Well done, fantastic set


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Nov 24, 2012 14:07 as a reply to  @ Joe52's post |  #12

That is an excellent series. Thanks for putting up with a no doubt appalling stench to bring us these. Well worth it.
Imagine before you got a 1DIV if I told you you'd be shooting at ISO 8000. Would you have believed me? :)




  
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Nov 25, 2012 10:01 |  #13

Thanks prrs4me and Joe!

Mark, thanks! When I spent the money I did for the 1D4, I certainly hoped for this kind of performance at that ISO. This day was the first time I actually used it. Nice to have for sure!


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Nov 25, 2012 16:35 |  #14

Wow...he must be real hungry lol
Good captures !


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Nov 25, 2012 18:55 |  #15

Great shots. Glad you tolerated the stink.


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