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Old Aug 6, 2005, 5:43 AM   #1
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I encountered this guy when I was driving through the woods. This guy took off from near
the road and at first i thought it was just another Red-tailed Hawk that was going to head
into the woods, never to be seen again. But then it perched on a tree near the road.
At first his back was to me, but then he turned and checked me out.

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Old Aug 6, 2005, 9:59 AM   #2
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Really noice shots of this bird! In one of the images he looks like he's saying; "darn and I forgot to bring my camera."

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Old Aug 6, 2005, 11:12 AM   #3
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Really great shot Woodmeister and at those shutter speeds..................Were they hand held and depending on the stabilized lens or did you use a tripod or some type of support.
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Old Aug 6, 2005, 4:14 PM   #4
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Was there a particular reason for changing shutter speed (newbie asking)?
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Old Aug 6, 2005, 11:25 PM   #5
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These are fantastic shots, you took advantage of a unique situation and got some wall hangers here, great job.

Nialriver, woodmeister was probably in aperture priority, thus the shutter will change depending on exactly what the light is doing at each shutter press.
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Nice to find one that cooperated and hung around
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Old Aug 7, 2005, 6:02 AM   #7
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Thanks everyone for taking the time to view the photos and for your comments. I really
appreciate it.

Houston - I was leaning across the front seat of my truck and shooting out the passenger
window with the camera resting on the window frame and IS on.

nialriver - Norm answered the question. I was shooting Av mode.

peterP and norm - This one was the first I spotted this year. Last year I spotted two in the span of a week.
What was interesting, is that both times last year, the owls reacted in an almost identical
fashion. Perching not far from the road and kind of checking me out.
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Old Aug 9, 2005, 11:10 AM   #8
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Beautiful shots woodmeister. The second one looks like he's really concentrating on getting a good look at you. You definately took advantage of a rare find. Woody
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Old Aug 10, 2005, 9:12 AM   #9
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WOW! I'm jealous . These are fantastic. Great job on a wonderful oppurtunity.
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These are pretty special pictures. In the second one he looks as if he's saying "Whoooooooo are you"? Great captures! Thanks for sharing bentleysmom
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