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Old Nov 23, 2009, 9:14 PM   #1
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Had a bit of luck today. I came across this Red-shouldered Hawk sitting in the open at eye level with the sun behind me. Here is the result.

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Old Nov 23, 2009, 9:15 PM   #2
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After letting me shoot several dozen shots he moved over to another eye level perch. This time he was facing me.

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Very crisp Amigo, what lens?
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Old Nov 24, 2009, 11:07 AM   #4
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GREAT!!! you done did gooood.
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Really nice!!!

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Had a bit of luck today. I came across this Red-shouldered Hawk sitting in the open at eye level with the sun behind me. Here is the result.
I should say you DID! Well-captured!
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Thank you. I was using my Nikon 200-400mm f/4 VR with a 1.4 tc on a Nikon D300. That gives me a very effective 560mm @ f/5.6 I really love the quality of that lens. I is a very sharp lens to be sure. When shooting from my vehicle, which I often do at the refuge, I rest the lens on a Kenisis bean bag for stability. It seems to work pretty well.

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Old Nov 24, 2009, 12:24 PM   #8
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Roger, Dennis and Gary, thank you very much for the nice compliments. I do agree the afternoon light did make this guy shine.
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Steve - thanks so much for sharing these lovely photos -so clear & sharp, such rich and accurate colors, and such fine composition too! By the way, which refuge is this? Thanks again!
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If you shoot the moon with that lens what kind of picture do you get?
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