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Old Jan 17, 2005, 7:14 PM   #11
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Exactly you've got it. Although the squating before take-off is not always what it seems. I was waiting for this hawk to take flight, sensing that it was becoming uncomfortable with my presence. I was poised for the capture, ready for when the bird gracefully took flight. Unfortunately the birds discomfort was quickly relieved when he deepened his squat, pooped, and then returned to his former relaxed self. Oh, well one more behavior to file away. Glad I didn't get a picture of that!

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Old Jan 17, 2005, 8:07 PM   #12
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smac... Nice one as allways. You are becomming quite the birds shot expert around these parts m8t.

I think birds are great to shoot. They keep you on your toes too.

Nice work bro...:|

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Old Jan 17, 2005, 8:17 PM   #13
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Heres a hawk I got a while back... Not real good, but not too bad...

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Old Jan 17, 2005, 8:54 PM   #14
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Wow - what an incredible hawk shot. Very nice!

As far as the comments regarding flying birds and viewfinders, I learned about a neat trick on the DPR Panasonic forum. You use a Red Dot sight mounted on your hotshoe that helps you to track the birds while in flight. I got one and tried it - so far it works great. Do a search in the DPR Panasonic forum and you'll see much discussion about it.
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Old Jan 17, 2005, 9:10 PM   #15
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Wow - what an incredible hawk shot. Very nice!

As far as the comments regarding flying birds and viewfinders, I learned about a neat trick on the DPR Panasonic forum. You use a Red Dot sight mounted on your hotshoe that helps you to track the birds while in flight. I got one and tried it - so far it works great. Do a search in the DPR Panasonic forum and you'll see much discussion about it.
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Funny you should mention that. Because as I was imparting my meager tidbits of wisdom to Jazz. I was thinking, "why not make some kind external sight to follow the birds like on a shotgun." Thanks, I will definitely check that out.
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Old Jan 17, 2005, 9:17 PM   #16
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Hey not too bad. You caught him peeking around to see what you were doing back there. :G
It's hard to tell without knowing the exact size, but it looks like either another Coopers Hawk or if it's relatively smaller a Sharp-Shinned Hawk. Except for size they look almost identical. Well done. They are particularly hard to sneak up on.
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i like the idea of a gun sight ...i think i'll give it a try.
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