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Sep 03, 2006 15:45 |  #1

One dies so another can live.

Over the last month we have claimed by a Cooper's Hawk. It's nice to know that these re-established raptors are thriving in the inner city. I take a lot of my photos in our metro area as the sphere of influence has grown over the last decade, Where once were open fields are now new housing, where the parks had a green belt around them, today they have new developments on their borders. Despite all this growth somehow we maintain a healthy population of wildlife.

I wish it had been sunny, but the reality of nature is that it doesn't rest, rain or shine. I guess this is just my perspective but where as I miss the woodlands I grew up in, somehow I still find that beauty, savage and alive, surrounds me.

Feeding after a successful hunt at my bird feeders. I believe I am less one chickadee.

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Sep 03, 2006 16:04 |  #2

Awesome.... So good to see the raptors.

Keep feeding the bait-bar...


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Sep 03, 2006 16:48 |  #3

Excellent capture. :-)


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Sep 03, 2006 16:58 |  #4

Great bird in it's environment shot - super work. Inspiring me to get shot of this cold and get another one going out in the rain! :)


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Sep 03, 2006 17:27 |  #5

A beautiful captured shot, nice one, well done.


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Sep 03, 2006 20:26 |  #6

Amazing capture.


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Sep 03, 2006 20:54 |  #7

Nice shot and great angle on the Hawk. Very unique pose. My only suggestion would be a little more light...about 10 percent less shadow whould do it more justice and bring out the detail in the back/neck. Nice!


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Sep 03, 2006 21:44 |  #8

Great


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Sep 03, 2006 22:20 |  #9

A beautiful bird and a great capture. I suspect you will have many more opportunities.




  
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Sep 03, 2006 22:51 |  #10

Excellent, well done.


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Sep 04, 2006 08:39 |  #11

Thanks everyone, always nice to get some feed back.

And Gary you're right, I still need to rework this one. Sure were tough conditions to shoot in that day.

David


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Sep 04, 2006 08:47 |  #12

Excellent capture. I like the story behind it as well.


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Sep 04, 2006 09:05 |  #13

Nice shot, the reality of nature. Well done!




  
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Sep 04, 2006 10:26 |  #14

Nicely done. I really enjoy seeing behavioral shots of birds, such as feeding, nesting, hunting, etc., especially of the raptors. Thanks for sharing yours. :)


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Sep 04, 2006 11:37 |  #15

Excellent capture. Now you lust need to work on catching him/her in the act... I agree on the shadows thing too.
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