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Old Jul 2, 2011, 9:03 AM   #1
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It was a nice day yesterday. My granddaughter spotted this directly over our yard.











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Old Jul 4, 2011, 5:03 PM   #2
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Very nice, the light through the feathers is cool. Is that a redtail?
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Old Jul 4, 2011, 9:24 PM   #3
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Great captured shots. Well done.

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Great shot, Jim!
Nice lighting effect.
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The lighting through the feathers is terrific.
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Boy..those birds are majestic..way to capture that!
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Excellent shots Jim. On those rare occasions when I see a majestic bird of prey, I almost never have a camera with me. Obviously, you had the camera with you, and you took advantage of the opportunity!
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Thanks all for the comments:
Mtngal - Yes, I believe it is a red tail hawk, very common here.
I was in my yard with my grand children and the oldest spotted the hawk direclty overhead. I ran inside and got the camera out. They are amazing creatures. This one was doing slow overlapping circles from northeast to southwest. After it was about half mile southwest of us it climbed very high and then went into fast glide heading back northeast where it started the circle patterns again. I wish it would have spotted the rabbits in my garden. Jim

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Very fine feather detail, and great capture of the difficult lighting conditions! So glad your grandchild spotted the bird, and that you were prepared.
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