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Old Dec 30, 2009, 11:01 PM   #1
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On the same day that I took photos of my first coyote, I also was fortunate enough to come across my first red tailed hawk. The distance to it was a little out of my zoom comfort zone, but overall, I am pleased that these captures came out well enough to share with you. Cheers, Dan
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Old Dec 31, 2009, 5:39 PM   #2
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I'd say they came out real nice Dan!
I think #2 is my favorite.
I got a few shots of a red tail a couple years ago. I had a really poor lens on the camera and it didn't come out to well. I haven't had a chance to capture another one since.
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Thanks Winger. We have several kinds of hawks in our area - Sharp Shinned, Rough Legged, Red Tailed - but I don't see them often (or close) enough to ever make an identification. I' ve stored these pics for future reference (the photos shown in birding guides don't always match exactly the characteristics of our local birds). I knew at the outset that these pics were going to be a bit low on my regular IQ scale, but am pleased with the level of detail they contain (bonus points on the outstretched wing pic) for future ID comparisons . Regards, Dan
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nice set. i love the moment captured in #2. well done.
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Old Jan 1, 2010, 11:19 AM   #5
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Thanks Hards80. Cheers, Dan
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Thanks Winger. We have several kinds of hawks in our area - Sharp Shinned, Rough Legged, Red Tailed - but I don't see them often (or close) enough to ever make an identification. I' ve stored these pics for future reference (the photos shown in birding guides don't always match exactly the characteristics of our local birds). I knew at the outset that these pics were going to be a bit low on my regular IQ scale, but am pleased with the level of detail they contain (bonus points on the outstretched wing pic) for future ID comparisons . Regards, Dan

Dan, For what its worth, and I don't say this to be at all patronizing, most of the photos I have seen in field guides don't' come close to a lot of what I've see of your work.
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Well that's a very nice thing to hear and I really appreciate it Goldwinger. Regards, Dan
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