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The instant before launch: there's a squirrel over there! (He missed...)
The instant before launch: there's a squirrel over there! (He missed...)

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Challenge: Before (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Sony Alpha a7 II
Lens: Sony FE 70-200mm f/4.0 G OSS Lens
Location: Harwich Port, Cape Cod, MA
Date: Jul 25, 2017
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/250
Date Uploaded: Jul 25, 2017


I stood in the patio doorway watching our backyard hawk perch on the back of a garden chair and *scan* relentlessly for 20 minutes. Then, in an instant, POW, he launched! Knocked the chair over backwards, which threw his timing off, and the squirrel escaped. I was lucky to get this capture *just* as the wings started flexing; the second shot in the burst is chair toppling left and ass-of-hawk right :-) The focus and such aren't spot-on, but by GOLLY this meets the challenge head-first!

Place: 21 out of 48
Avg (all users): 5.7593
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 5.8000
Avg (non-participants): 5.7241
Views since voting: 210
Views during voting: 101
Votes: 54
Comments: 2
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/29/2017 04:48:07 PM
The sunlight on the feathers is really beautiful.
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07/28/2017 05:03:01 PM
well what a photo opportunity tou got

vote 6
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