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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 03:57 PM

red tailed hawk in flight

Im working at getting better at birds in flight.


DSC_4000 by rdking647, on Flickr


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rdking647 Dec 2012 OP
Celebration Dec 2012 #1
Johnny Noshoes Dec 2012 #2
ManiacJoe Dec 2012 #3
rdking647 Dec 2012 #6
Mira Dec 2012 #4
Speck Tater Dec 2012 #5
JDPriestly Dec 2012 #7
ms liberty Dec 2012 #8
UBCchuck Dec 2012 #9
MsPithy Dec 2012 #10
rdking647 Dec 2012 #12
cantbeserious Dec 2012 #11
kooljerk666 Dec 2012 #13
Rozlee Dec 2012 #16
kooljerk666 Dec 2012 #17
Rozlee Dec 2012 #23
rdking647 Dec 2012 #24
rdking647 Dec 2012 #18
Rozlee Dec 2012 #21
jerseyjack Dec 2012 #14
blondie58 Dec 2012 #15
colorado_ufo Dec 2012 #19
canonfodder Dec 2012 #20
rdking647 Dec 2012 #22
canonfodder Dec 2012 #25
rdking647 Dec 2012 #27
lovemydog Dec 2012 #26
SouthernDonkey Dec 2012 #28

Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 06:06 PM

1. Love them

I have the same goal!

Gotta love red tailed hawks.

Nice crisp shots.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 07:20 PM

2. Beautiful

Thanks for posting.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 08:29 PM

3. Nice shots!

My initial thought was that if you opened the aperture up a little more, you could reduce the ISO and the noise in the sky, but the 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 lens probably best works at f/8 any way.

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Response to ManiacJoe (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 10:59 PM

6. i set it for shutter priority

iso 640,shutter speed 1/2000 and let it pick the aperture. i like to avoid wide open if i can

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 10:01 PM

4. These are so beautiful. I'd say your work is paying off n/t

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 10:52 PM

5. Very nice. I've had NO luck at all with birds in flight. nt

 

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 05:16 PM

7. Beautiful!

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 06:11 PM

8. K&R - great shots, thanks for sharing! n/t

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 06:59 PM

9. Thank You

Beautiful, just beautiful!

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 09:58 PM

10. These are really beautiful!

Especially the third.

It is so good in fact, you should have it enlarged to life-size, attach it to a piece of foam core, cut out the hawk with an exacto knife and suspend it with fishing line from your ceiling. Hanging it really high will look best.

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Response to MsPithy (Reply #10)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 10:12 AM

12. its a 100% crop

really cant be enlarged any more

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:53 AM

11. Excellent Photos - Beautiful Bird

eom

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 12:58 PM

13. We had 1/2 a dozen of these move into our neighborhood last summer..........

 

and they were the only bird we heard in the AM.

I found several rabbits, dead & eaten & after a few weeks they moved on.

Since they left, squirrels are back thats it, no rabbits, ground hogs or any edible sized mamals.

location SE PA 1/2 between Hawk Mtn & Philly.

BTW Hawk Mtn during migration season is more than 1 RPM (Raptor Per Minute & great for hiking & photography.

Yesterday 8 Red tailed hawks & 4 Golden Eagles went by.

http://www.hawkmountain.org/

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Response to kooljerk666 (Reply #13)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 03:57 PM

16. As long as they stay away from my Chihuahuas.

I think we have Red-tailed Hawks here in the Texas Hill Country. I know a neighbor's Pom once got herself some nasty claw marks from a giant owl while it was still early twilight, not even dark yet. Guess it was trying to fly off with her. I never let my dogs go out unless I'm with them. I don't think the hawks could fly off with them, but they might mistake them for rabbits or squirrels and try and make a meal of them.

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Response to Rozlee (Reply #16)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 04:30 PM

17. I spotted a coyote a few years back..........

 

....and have seen more "missing cat" posters last few years than I ever saw before.

A guy down the street had a 10-15 lb Eng Lab puppy & after I point out all the raptors around the neighborhood he was with him outside, close, all the time.

The Lab, Bucky is over 100lbs now & hawk resistant.

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Response to kooljerk666 (Reply #17)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 09:06 PM

23. We've got chingos coyotes too.

We live 30 miles out of San Antonio and into the Texas Hill Country where there are a lot of land developers making new subdivisions all the time. The housing market crash didn't touch us at all up in this neck of the woods and yuppies are still wanting their McMansions on acreage so they can brag to their friends in the city that they live in the country. What it means is that these new subdivisions have been displacing the wildlife and they've moved into the local neighborhoods to hunt and subsist. We have coyotes, bobcats, javalinas and just last month, the telephone/internet guy had to come over to our place when our service went down. He surprised some raccoons in our attic that had chewed through our cables. We're lucky our county animal control caught them and hauled them away. I've heard in some places people have to pay pest control to do it.

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Response to Rozlee (Reply #23)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 12:08 AM

24. we had racoons in the attic when i was in high school

in the chicago suburbs

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Response to Rozlee (Reply #16)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 04:56 PM

18. where in the hill country?

i took these pictures in south austin

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Response to rdking647 (Reply #18)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 08:43 PM

21. Off Highway 46, 15 minutes from Boerne, TX.

You can get to Austin in 55 minutes from my place taking 46 all the way.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 01:23 PM

14. Check out, "palemale.com"

 

Also consider "Pale Male" from Netflix.


palemale.com has daily updates on the NYC hawks and other Central Park wildlife.

He is an extraordinary photographer.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 02:10 PM

15. very nice!

The kings of the air...

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:22 PM

19. Wow! Just . . . Wow!

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:44 PM

20. Guessing

 

Early morning or late afternoon?

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Response to canonfodder (Reply #20)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 08:49 PM

22. neither

about 2pm.

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Response to rdking647 (Reply #22)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 12:30 AM

25. Surprised

 

You caught the lighting just right on a couple of those.
Very hard to do at that time of day.

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Response to canonfodder (Reply #25)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 10:44 AM

27. because of where he hangs out

im able to keep him on my left or on my right . when i approach him he flys from one pole to another about 1-200 ft away. then i can back away and approach from another direction.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 03:42 AM

26. great photos

Spectacular birds!

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 04:29 AM

28. Beautiful!

Both the shots and the bird! Last one is my favorite!

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