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Old Sep 14, 2005, 10:19 PM   #1
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Neighbors informed me of a wounded hawk that is being taken care of by a concerned rural family who has had experience raising injured animals. They have also contacted an expert and vet who will be checking out and treating the bird this coming week. I was allowed into the area to shoot these with the 135/L.The low aperture afforded me the opportunity to keep the background details out of focus and to focus specifically on the head of this majestic bird, which can be opportune in a situation such as this:

I believe that it is an immature Red-tailed Hawk:















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Old Sep 14, 2005, 10:29 PM   #2
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As usual...WOW Norm!!! Beautiful capture. Not to mention amagnificent bird. Hopeit'snothing serious as to the birds health. Looks like it's in fine hands. Thanks for sharing these.........thekman.
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Old Sep 15, 2005, 11:35 AM   #3
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WOW!!! These would look great on big prints.
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Awsome! I love the close up.
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Magnificent shots Norm. Especially the first one, it took my breath away. So clear, sharp and bold. I almost reached out to touch it.You captured the proudness of this beautiful bird, even though wounded.

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Old Sep 15, 2005, 2:03 PM   #6
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it took my breath away.
Now look what you've gone and done to my resident grassbird who has taken over my computer and gotten hooked into steves !!



Norm, these have to be the BEST pics of any bird/animal that I have ever seen, nothing could be perfected in any way.. Well done, and thanks for sharing [only thing now is you have extended that "goalpost" for us mere human photographers to beyond the horizon]
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Old Sep 15, 2005, 6:25 PM   #7
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Thanks very much Kman, bobby, mullen and Jake, I appreciate your very nice compliments. Bobby, I've printed out one for the individual who introduced me to the bird and it turned out very nice indeed.



PS - Jake, I'm slightly confused with your dual post. Who is the grass bird and what's happening over there, have you been possessed by a monkey or something :lol:. I just read your comments in the other string and have worked out who the grass bird is. :G For a sec there, Jake, I thought you might be losing it.
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Old Sep 17, 2005, 2:17 AM   #8
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These are really really nice. (In addition to being everything every one else has already said about this series). Great job once again! Best regards,

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Old Sep 17, 2005, 5:03 AM   #9
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Norm, your work here to say the least is magnificent!!!! I hope that first shot is sitting
on a wall at home (assuming you have any room for it, if not, make room!!!!!)
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Old Sep 17, 2005, 12:25 PM   #10
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Thanks K and wm, I always appreciate your visits and comments, especially when you say nice things like this.
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