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Old Nov 15, 2012, 1:01 PM   #1
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This Red-tailed Hawk was taken Monday on a beautiful clear "Indian summer" day. It was an immature and was stopping traffic as it sat at the side of the road in a renowned birding area. It seemed indifferent to all the attention it was getting. I was able to follow the bird on foot for about 1/2 mile as it went from roadside to trees.











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Old Nov 15, 2012, 1:21 PM   #2
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That is utterly amazing Lou ! Our BoP wouldn't be caught dead (well it would be exactly that I'm sorry to say) anywhwere near people ! Those are wonderful shots.


On the plight of BoP in Asia Google 'Amur Falcon'. These wonderful little hawks are massacred in incredible numbers in India during their migration (one of the world's longest of a round trip of about 22,000 kms). Estimates put the numbers killed at ca. 140,000 in about a 6 week spell.
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Wow - great series Lou. Love that shot of it flying right towards the open door.
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That is utterly amazing Lou ! Our BoP wouldn't be caught dead (well it would be exactly that I'm sorry to say) anywhwere near people ! Those are wonderful shots.


On the plight of BoP in Asia Google 'Amur Falcon'. These wonderful little hawks are massacred in incredible numbers in India during their migration (one of the world's longest of a round trip of about 22,000 kms). Estimates put the numbers killed at ca. 140,000 in about a 6 week spell.
Kevin thanks for the nice comments. I read the Google article on the Amur Falcon and it saddened me. I saw so much of this senseless killing of wildlife in Africa this year. White Rhinos in parks where their horns were removed by vets to keep poachers from killing them.

Here in the states things are not perfect but by all accounts much improved. Here is a link that is a lot more encouraging. Kevin thanks for the nice comments. I read the Google article on the Amur Falcon and it saddened me. I saw so much of this senseless killing of wildlife in Africa this year. White Rhinos in parks where their horns were removed by vets to keep poachers from killing them.

Here in the states things are not perfect but by all accounts much improved. Here is a link that is a lot more encouraging. www.newstimes.com/news/article/Comeback-king-Red-tailed-hawks-are-no-longer-on-108166.php"

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Wow - great series Lou. Love that shot of it flying right towards the open door.
Thanks John right place, right time and darn lucky!

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Great captures Lou, nice framing and detail

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Lens (or lenses) for these shots?
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Great series Lou, the second and third sharp are tack sharp..
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K-5 and Sigma 150-500mm lens.
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Hans and dane/dawg Thanks for the nice comments.

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