Thursday, December 30, 2010

Continuing Hawk- Photo Experiments

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In the further pursuit of better photographs of my friend the Red Tailed Hawk.

I spotted my friend in the Tulip Popular Tree down the road about a 1/4 mile away and decided to again try to get some better photo's of him.

I grabbed the camera with the 70-300VR lens with the 2X adapter and headed down the road to a church parking lot just across the road from the tree..I pulled in there in my truck and parked parallel to the tree and rolled down the window and stuck the camera out the partly open window..resting the log lens on the window edge and started to photograph my elusive friend.

I was still at some distance from the tree across the road...I would say maybe about 1500 ft. away the long lens was a big help in capturing some of the awesome beauty of my friend.

Click on the photographs to enlarge and get a life sized view of my friend.

There He is ..what a tease He is.

Turned his head looking for lunch..feathers blowing in the wind.

A bit of a closer look

He decided to fly off for a new hunting place.flying directly towards me

Zooming in for a closer shot.

Turning South West just before again turning back towards me.

I hope you enjoyed watching my friend along with me in my endeavours to better capture his awesome beauty with my camera..I hope he forgives me for disturbing his hunting..but I don't think he really minded.


Sylvia K said...

What superb captures! And what a gorgeous hawk!! Hope you had a great Christmas and wishing your a very Happy, Prosperous, Fun New Year!


Elisabeth said...

You are having a blast with this hawk...and..the adventure continues. Nice job, Bob. Happy New Year!!!

Anonymous said...

Nicely caught!
Happy New Year!
Cheers, Klaus

Anonymous said...

Wow! A great series of shots. When I am trying to snap a bird I use my "5 pace rule" - Take a shot, gently walk 5 paces towards the bird, that another shot. Continue until the bird flies away. At the very least you learn how close you can get and you can sometimes get wonderful snaps. Not that these are anything but wonderful!

Pearl Maple said...

Great photos, nature on the move is a tricky subject, how lucky for you to get to enjoy this view up close. Happy New Year to you.

Benikos place said...

Happy and Healthy new year 2011!!!

Riet said...

What great pictures of your friend the hawk. Breautiful.
Have a happy NewYear

Anonymous said...

It was a pleasure seeing your wonderful photos all year. Looking forward to continued visits next year.

Happy and healthy New Year.

Al said...

Great shots. My favorite is when he's flying directly towards you, the sense of motion is wonderful.

LauraX said...

a truly awesome beauty!!! Happy New Year...may you soar on wings of peace throughout the year to come:)

Anonymous said...

Really cool shots!

Happy SWF & Happy Happy New Year! =)

Kay L. Davies said...

Your friend is wonderful indeed.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel said...

My Dear!

Thank you very much for your visits and comments during 2010.

Thanks cause I learned many subjects of photography with you and all the coleagues of SKYFRIDAY!
Have a nice evening and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Hildred and Charles said...

Lovely delicate photos of your hunting friend. Great captures, and Happy New Year.

DrillerAA09 said...

One of my favorite birds ever and very nicely captured.

Carver said...

Wonderful sequence with the hawk. Happy New Year.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Wow, what a great series of photographs. Your friend the hawk is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Wow - what wonderful shots. Love the ones where he is flying at you. So dramatic!

BraCom (Bram) said...

Beautiful SkyWatch posting!
thank you for sharing this beautiful photo work

Thanks for your visits and comments in the past Year.
I wish you a very happy and healthy New Year.

Happy SWF! Have a good weekend,
Regards, Bram

My SkyWatch on WordPress

Seen on Sky Watch Friday, Season 4, Episode 25

Jidhu Jose said...

nice shots
happy new ear

Kcalpesh said...

Super captures! The bird's flight is amazingly captured!!

Pixellicious Photos wishes you a very happy new year!!

Y. Ikeda said...

Wow, great capture!
Happy New Year.

Judith HeartSong said...

Oh he is a handsome bird.

Esther Garvi said...

Lovely capture!!
Warm greetings from Niger,

Judy said...

Wow!! When I try something like that, they always fly away from me! I am so impressed that he flew towards you! Great shots!!

Betty said...

To be so close to one and even spot I would be thrilled. Nice story and photos Bob.

Tommy Andre Nekkoy said...

Thanks for 2010! Hope you will have a rich and photogenic new year - 2011!

Francisca said...

Such a pretty bird on a delicate tree! Here's hoping 2011 brings you many hours of fun learning with a lens!

Johnny Nutcase said...

he's a good lookin' guy. Glad he let you get some pictures!