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Old Feb 15, 2009, 4:30 PM   #1
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I shot for a while this morning in the yard and was pleased to note a couple of Eastern visitors I hadn't seen for a while...a Bluebird and a Phoebe




I decided to check out the back yard and noticed that my Labrador was running up the power line cut. I quickly spotted why...two deer. They weren't bothered by the dog, but my walking into the back with that long lens drew immediate attention, followed quickly by a retreat into the woods.




I had seen a Red Shouldered Hawk at a distance crossing behind a line of trees. I was ready to shoot him when he cleared the tree line, but I hadn't expected him to change course and come directly over me. He was nearly past me before I could get good lock and framing




This afternoon, my wife wanted to go to the botanical gardens, so I went for the second day in a row. I found an American Robin getting a drink and a Northern Cardinal that gave the nicest set of poses I've had from a bird in a while.




All shots taken with K20d and the Bigma. Cardinal was a nearly full-frame shot with no processing except resizing for the forum.

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You had a great day of shooting Paul!
love the Red Shoulder!
they are all great.
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Very good Paul. Wonderful day it must have been!

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