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Old Dec 1, 2011, 9:50 PM   #1
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I was lucky enough today to see a young Hawk on a road killed Raccoon. He was right on the side of a busy highway and not even bothered by the traffic whizzing by.

I pulled off the road, parked my truck and walked to within 20 feet of him. I took a ton of photos of the little guy and he didn't even act worried when I got so close.

I knelt down and took this photo of him:



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Old Dec 1, 2011, 10:57 PM   #2
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Very cool. He does have quite the look of concern doesn't he?
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Very cool. He does have quite the look of concern doesn't he?
Like I was going to kill his fresh road kill raccoon!

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Old Dec 2, 2011, 1:58 AM   #4
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I call this Munchin' on some vittles:



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Excellent shots. Love the first one.

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Thanks jj! That little hawk was awesome to see and a great photo model! He was so happy to have the free meal that he would have allowed even a blind man with a $10 point and shoot camera to take awesome photos of him!

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Excellent shot! What great timing for you!
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Thanks Saly! I always keep my camera with me and ready for action.

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Nice show grandparichard!

What are you using for a camera and lens combo for that shot?
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Nice show grandparichard!

What are you using for a camera and lens combo for that shot?
Thank you Terry! I use a Canon 7D and the lens I put on was a Canon 400 L f5.6. It was way more lens than I needed, but I was afraid to go back to my truck to get my 17-40 L or my 70-200 L. All of my shots were hand held at 1/400th. of a sec.

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