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Old Apr 8, 2014, 12:19 AM   #1
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Default "91" - the resident red-tailed hawk at my favorite park (7 images)

we call him "91" because that's the number on the band around his ankle. he's not really a "resident", but he hangs out there a lot, and i've seen him there frequently for the past several years. he caught himself a garter snake, and flew up into an alder tree, lighting on a limb about 50 feet away, where he proceeded to start eating his catch. these have had minimal processing, just brightening up the shadows a bit to bring out the details, and resizing...

these first two shots are uncropped, full-frame images with the 7D and 100-400L @ 400mm...





these images a cropped slightly...





after a while, he turned around and posed with his trophy for a bit...







finally, he got tired of the spectators, and flew off to eat the rest of his meal in peace...
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Old Apr 8, 2014, 3:17 AM   #2
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Very nice series! This hawk and I have something in common. I can use a snake like that to make snake soup,
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Nice series. #91 sports the bling quite nicely. The snake looks pretty tasty also.
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Very nice progression of photos!
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Awesome shots Rocky. Ol' 91 looks like he's making out pretty well. Nice work.
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