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4 seconds of a Squirrels life then death.

 
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Jul 01, 2013 07:35 |  #31

Duane, this is incredible! I always dream about shooting something like this. Awesome!


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Jul 01, 2013 08:20 |  #32

Outstanding series...well done!




  
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Jul 01, 2013 10:38 |  #33

Six hours? Think I know why I don't do better w/ this hobby.:oops: It's all been said, so ditto.


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Jul 01, 2013 11:16 |  #34

Amazing series, what an opportunity! Do you think this young RT is still "learning the ropes" as far as hunting?
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Jul 01, 2013 15:00 |  #35

Thanks again for the replies everyone. I waited 6 hours yesterday for this series of pictures but I've waited over 5 years to be able to position myself to capture this series. A lot of effort on my part and a lot of standing around and nothing to show for it. It's a series I've dreamed of capturing and yesterday it happened and thankfully I didn't screw it up too bad. :mrgreen: There are some things I would have done differently but I'm happy with what I came home with....trust me, it happens quick and usually in a tree or inside a bush.

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Amazing series, what an opportunity! Do you think this young RT is still "learning the ropes" as far as hunting?
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Mike....this hawk knows what it's doing. We're fairly certain it hatched during the 2012 season and has been on it's own for over a year now. I've seen it capture a Rabbit, 4 Gray Squirrels and one Flying Squirrel since I started photographing it close to 6 months ago. It misses more than it catches.


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Jul 01, 2013 15:01 |  #36

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Six hours? Think I know why I don't do better w/ this hobby.:oops: It's all been said, so ditto.

Normally I would have left about 4 hours before all this happened because I always like to shoot in morning or evening light but it was overcast yesterday so I said why not....I'll stick it out and see what happens because it was obviously hungry with all the failed attempts during the morning.


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Jul 01, 2013 16:19 as a reply to  @ post 16078914 |  #37

Stunning action!What a thing ot witness. Oddly enough, the grandkids andI saw a hawk take a Junco mid air in our back yard! So cool!


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Jul 01, 2013 20:23 as a reply to  @ Flo's post |  #38

Awesome series - to see it in person would be great but to capture in photos Wow! :shock:




  
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Jul 01, 2013 20:30 |  #39

the fourth frame is really animated on its own - doesn't even need the rest of the series. ;) Right there it's clear that that squirrel is POWNED.


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Jul 01, 2013 21:05 |  #40

Duane, this is one of the finest raptor on prey sequences I've seen. It's no surprise that these are yours. Excellent work.


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Jul 01, 2013 21:42 |  #41

I’ve been looking at this series for two days, Duane. Absolutely stunning. Do you get combat pay? :-)


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Jul 02, 2013 00:39 as a reply to  @ grizzerbear's post |  #42

Flippin' heck Duane ..... what an awesome series !!! You must be stoked with them ??!!

Not only did you capture the event, you captured it with some incredible images ... IQ is superb .

Top notch Duane.

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Jul 02, 2013 00:44 |  #43

My god what a stunning event and capture! Thank you for sharing this.


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Jul 02, 2013 01:18 as a reply to  @ powerslave's post |  #44

Amazing series Duane.
I wish I had taken them myself.
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Jul 02, 2013 03:53 as a reply to  @ jhayesvw's post |  #45

Superb set of action shots Duane, must have had the adrenalin pumping during this shoot.


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