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Old Nov 25, 2008, 9:12 PM   #1
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Meet Red T. Hawk Part #1

I was sitting in my camera wagon under a tree having a cup of coffee when this hawk showed up. I grabbed a few shots and thanked him for his time. I was surprised when he answered "You welcome and also lucky" I had to ask why am I so lucky ??? "Cuz normally I charge 500 dollars a hour to pose & 700 dollars an hour if you want wing action shots, I am a Professional Model" I told him sorry no disrespect intended but I don't believe you. "OK old guy get your camera ready and lets do a shoot".

What could I do ??? What would you do ??? I grabbed my camera and said OK lets get started.

During this shoot I learned the Red was very good at posing and he knew it, so he had a in your face attitude. An example = At the end of the shoot he said "thats enough you get one more shot and I am out of here I got me a paying customer to go take care of" I was ready and asked him what he thought was best for the last shot. " Your are an old idiot. The last shot is the END so it must be a end shot." This will be the last shot in this series, so check part #2 if you are interested in seeing it.

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Red insisted we start out with the normal Hawk shots just a little movement to create interest.



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Wow, those are fantastic shots. He was really paying attention to you. How close was he on the last one? Looks like he's about to land on your head!
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Roger, my man, you're crackin' me up here... :lol:love the narrative! the shots, as usual, are simply fabulous... wonderful clarity, perfect backdrops, great poses... ol' Red might actually BE a pro,but probably the real pro is behind the camera!
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Wow, those are fantastic shots. He was really paying attention to you. How close was he on the last one? Looks like he's about to land on your head!
The last was a crop, he was still in the same place.



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Roger, my man, you're crackin' me up here... :lol:love the narrative! the shots, as usual, are simply fabulous... wonderful clarity, perfect backdrops, great poses... ol' Red might actually BE a pro,but probably the real pro is behind the camera!

Hi Rocky, thanks for the nice words.



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Lovely series Roger. Must be a treat to get that close to these..cheers...Don
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Well done as usual Roger... very sharp photos.... Cheers, Dan
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Super fantastic series.
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Lovely series Roger. Must be a treat to get that close to these..cheers...Don
Hi Don, thanks for looking and for the nice comment.


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Well done as usual Roger... very sharp photos.... Cheers, Dan

Thanks for the nice comment Dan.


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