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Old Jun 8, 2012, 1:33 PM   #1
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the hawk who lives in my woods, not a great shot but still thought I'd share


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Old Jun 10, 2012, 1:43 PM   #2
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Hi R: the photo could probably be improved and cropped so that the features of the hawk could be better seen. It's tough to get quick grab shots of birds when the light is not good.
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thanks steven r

I cropped and fiddled abit more but this is the best I can do. Unfortunately this bird wants to be back lit making it hard to get a good shot. that and he is about 65 feet above my head in the tree... but still wanted to share


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The backlit subjects are super hard to photograph! Try setting your exposure compensation settings in the camera up a few notches. This gives the darks more light, but it tends to blow out the back ground.

You did darned good under tough conditions!

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grandpawrichard,

thanks! I will give that a try next time. it was funny I could hear the hawk calling from the tree in my house, I grabbed the camera and went outside and all was silent, I walked towards where I thought it was coming from within the house, reaching the edge of the hump that is our back lawn (above grade septic for high water table) and I heard a noise in the elk tree above me and looked up and saw it, I snapped a quick shot with my (new to me) 70-300mm lens and then backed up to get a better angle, at which point it flew off through the trees. I've been meaning to get tic proofed (heavy lyme disease here) and go searching for the nest that must be in a big white pine somewhere behind us but haven't yet...


here's a shot from earlier in the year when we caught it hunting in the woods near the house (although to be sure I am not positive this is the same bird) needless to say our cats stay inside as this thing could take one if it wanted

Hawk Eye in woods 20120428 by ramcewan, on Flickr
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