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Oct 30, 2016 17:04 as a reply to  @ post 18171260 |  #4801

Awesome, thank you for the correction! The Cooper/Sharp-Shinned definitely have red eyes, so that should have been a dead give away.

A couple of weeks ago, I was walking the wood path, stopped to adjust camera/chimp, and as I was looking down something caught the corner of my eye. I looked up, and these two hawks were perching about 20 ft. ahead of me, eye level, and by the time I got my camera up, they took off. Soooooo close to having a great shot! :cry:


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Oct 30, 2016 17:35 |  #4802

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Awesome, thank you for the correction! The Cooper/Sharp-Shinned definitely have red eyes, so that should have been a dead give away.

A couple of weeks ago, I was walking the wood path, stopped to adjust camera/chimp, and as I was looking down something caught the corner of my eye. I looked up, and these two hawks were perching about 20 ft. ahead of me, eye level, and by the time I got my camera up, they took off. Soooooo close to having a great shot! :cry:


Finding out which is which on the Coopers or Sharp-shinned is pretty hard too, eyes, legs, tail, back of their head, (amongst other things) all of those things still are hard to get sometimes to actually know what you're looking at. I know what to look for, they just seem to position themselves so I can't see well enough. :)

I do know what you mean about "so close to a good shot", I can't count the times that has happened to me, mostly by Kingfishers, I still to this day do not have one of those that I am happy with. Others here take pictures of ALL of the cool birds every day and make me want to get into quilt making or something. :)

I do want to say that you have some very good shots on your Flickr, you do quite well, I especially like Maddy's shot looking out the window, I am biased though since I really love dogs. heh Your shots were very enjoyable though, keep up the good work and soon you will get a shot of a Coopers or a Sharp-shinned!

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Oct 30, 2016 18:54 |  #4803

This guy showed up in my back yard a couple days ago, and was still there after I went in the house to grab the camera. I'm calling it an immature Cooper's Hawk. John


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Oct 30, 2016 19:30 |  #4804

I only have one thing to say....... Broad Winged Hawk...... only because Ive been here before lol But Ive been wrong meany times..

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Oct 30, 2016 20:10 as a reply to  @ Pondrader's post |  #4805

I would say a coopers hawk,,,based on the tail feathers,,,the barring seems to fit more,,,,having said that,,,I would n risk a beer on it. lol


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Oct 31, 2016 08:25 |  #4806

lol well maybe John is right and we are blowin smoke lol


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Oct 31, 2016 08:57 |  #4807

I've had this lens for about 10 days now. I was a little disappointed at first. I was getting soft images and it seemed to be missing focus on birds and a snake in my yard. Did some focus tests and it was dead on and I found out it was user error more than anything. Still learning with the 7dII. Anyway, had it out on the kayak this past weekend and was able to get some nice pictures.


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Oct 31, 2016 10:59 |  #4808

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Oct 31, 2016 11:08 as a reply to  @ Snydremark's post |  #4809

lol ... Well I will be ecstatic lol


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Oct 31, 2016 12:28 |  #4810

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Oct 31, 2016 19:53 |  #4811

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Finding out which is which on the Coopers or Sharp-shinned is pretty hard too, eyes, legs, tail, back of their head, (amongst other things) all of those things still are hard to get sometimes to actually know what you're looking at. I know what to look for, they just seem to position themselves so I can't see well enough. :)

I do know what you mean about "so close to a good shot", I can't count the times that has happened to me, mostly by Kingfishers, I still to this day do not have one of those that I am happy with. Others here take pictures of ALL of the cool birds every day and make me want to get into quilt making or something. :)

I do want to say that you have some very good shots on your Flickr, you do quite well, I especially like Maddy's shot looking out the window, I am biased though since I really love dogs. heh Your shots were very enjoyable though, keep up the good work and soon you will get a shot of a Coopers or a Sharp-shinned!

Randy

Thank you very much for your kind words; it really means a lot to me that you went out of your way to comment on my work! It's definitely a positive motivation to keep working and improving my tradecraft. And you're most certainly spot on: seeing the gorgeous shots here sometimes makes me second guess even posting my photos, but at the same time it allows me to see what is possible and attainable with hard work and attention to detail.


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Oct 31, 2016 20:16 |  #4812

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Thank you very much for your kind words; it really means a lot to me that you went out of your way to comment on my work! It's definitely a positive motivation to keep working and improving my tradecraft. And you're most certainly spot on: seeing the gorgeous shots here sometimes makes me second guess even posting my work, but at the same time it allows me to see what is possible and attainable with hard work and attention to detail.


All I can say is that it's not fair that you have a model for a wife! :) (even your cat and dog are lookers) :)

Really, you have good stuff on your Flickr, more people ought to look at it.
I wouldn't ever think your stuff isn't as good as anyone else that is here.

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Nov 01, 2016 07:08 |  #4815

Looks like it's got it's work cut out.


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