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Old Dec 7, 2008, 11:57 AM   #1
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This morning I had to make a run to town and, fortunately, decided to set the K20 with the Bigma on it on the car seat beside me. Going down the freeway, I saw red-tailed hawk sunning himself in a tree. When I pulled off the road, he decided to fly, but I got off a couple of shots



I guess it was the cold, clear weather, but I saw three more hawks by the time I got home....all of them too high to shoot. When I pulled into my driveway, yet another flew over the car. I jumped out to shoot the "hawk" and was surprised as I aw not one, but three birds soaring above me...and even more surprised when I realized they weren't hawks





These are the first eagles I've ever seen from my yard. I can only surmise they must have been passing through on their way to one of the area lakes for the winter.

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Old Dec 7, 2008, 4:30 PM   #2
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Very exciting! I've never seen a bald eagle outside of a cage, so I can imagine how wonderful it felt to actually manage a shot of one. The hawk is a very nice shot.
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Way to go Paul!
that had to make your day.
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Yeah Paul. I've yet to shoot a hawk this year and forget the eagles!! Great photos and great luck.

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A really excellent photo, Paul!

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Thanks for the kind words. If I knew I could count on these opportunities every time, I'd be a lot more cooperative about running errands for my wife, lol. GW, you hit the nail on the head, it made my day!

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it is so true to keep your camera handy
i rarely take mine unless i am going out to take photos
and with the number of things i miss you would think i would learn
but i still forget to take the camera

you had a great opportunity and made the best of it


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Old Dec 9, 2008, 7:34 PM   #8
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Paul

the redtailed hawk is fantastic. Then to shoot Eagles over your home. I don't get any better than that.

Thanks for posting

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