DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 
Challenge Entries
Portfolio Images
This image is not part of a public portfolio.
Predator Wins... This Time
Predator Wins... This Time
space amoeba


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Conflict (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Berginger Rd, Waterloo Ont.
Date: Feb 18, 2004
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Feb 23, 2004

Shot, of all places, on the sidewalk of a major street. Lucky find for me! :)
300mm lens.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 202
Avg (all users): 6.6162
Avg (commenters): 7.7586
Avg (participants): 6.6489
Avg (non-participants): 6.6010
Views since voting: 1871
Votes: 297
Comments: 36
Favorites: 0


Please log in or register to add your comments!

AuthorThread
03/03/2004 09:34:45 AM
Hey! Much thanks for all the comments. This one smashes my record for comments received on a photo. Must admit, I was quite pleased.

To answer some questions:

The prey was a rabbit. I took about 30 shots of this scene, and some show unmistakable rabbit-like qualities in that mess (the hawk was quite set on his dinner... he was there for a good 15 minutes)

I did not bait the predator. Although I don't know if he killed it himself, he was already eating when I arrived. This hawk has apparently been loitering about the office complex for some time now. Never saw him this close before though.

The shot is indeed "in the wild" although it's not really 'wild' when you consider it's on a fairly well travelled street. To get the shot, I used my Sigma 70-300mm AF lens. I was about 25 metres from the bird at the time I took the shot. Amazingly, it was hand held - I didn't have my tripod with me. Seems I have a steadier grasp than I thought. :)

Thanks again, all!

Message edited by author 2004-03-03 09:37:08.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/02/2004 12:11:35 PM
Nice picture, would've loved to see the conflict taking place.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/02/2004 10:52:44 AM
Looks like the conflict is over...nice shot
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/02/2004 01:35:39 AM
tasty dinner, not. its nice shot though
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/02/2004 01:24:05 AM
If it's predator vs prey, I put my money on the big bird.... This is an awesome shot! Is it really in the wild? If so I wanna know what lens you used. This is one of the best (presumably) long lens shots I've seen in a LONG time!
TC
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/02/2004 01:19:56 AM
Beatiful shot, nice composition and great take on the challenge.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/29/2004 11:36:20 PM
Very nice timing and a great photograph. Very well done.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/29/2004 04:48:45 PM
Great detail. What a great shot.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/29/2004 08:03:20 AM
Very nice, spontanious or did you lay the dead animal there to attract the bird??
It´s really nice, Probably a ribbon. (10)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/29/2004 01:42:37 AM
deserves an award!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/28/2004 10:53:16 AM
Outstanding.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/28/2004 10:02:52 AM
Very difficult shot to get. Nice job.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/28/2004 02:50:40 AM
Good Capture
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/27/2004 07:07:42 PM
Since the bird is looking off to the right of the picture, I think you chose the perfect composition :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/27/2004 02:34:19 PM
Amazing opportunity, and you captured it beautifully.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/27/2004 01:19:47 PM
eww
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/27/2004 10:25:19 AM
This shot will no doubt to very well. Great capture. 8
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/27/2004 08:50:41 AM
Nice composition, decent exposure, nice capture. Good luck.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/27/2004 02:38:29 AM
i've seen enough birds in this challenge. good thing yours has guts to interest me me in the photo. can we focus more with more detail on the gory guts. right side is not needed
02/26/2004 10:28:16 PM
very nice
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/26/2004 08:26:26 PM
wow excellent capture...well done
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/26/2004 05:59:49 AM
nice
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/25/2004 11:34:15 PM
I wonder what kind of animal that was.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/25/2004 10:24:57 PM
Detail, DOF and off centering are great. A beautiful photo. 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/25/2004 08:52:36 PM
Great photo!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/25/2004 07:57:39 PM
Excellent!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/25/2004 06:44:06 PM
very nice conflict, i enjoy that this is not staged!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/25/2004 02:40:39 PM
Gruesome... but very crisp, and the colour is excellent.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/25/2004 02:08:58 PM
would be nice if the bird and prey was a bit brighter (as opposed to being the darkest thing in the pic). nice otherwise.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/25/2004 01:59:09 PM
ewwww...i like it.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/25/2004 12:58:15 PM
Finally... someone used an animal that is actually doing something related to this challenge! Great shot!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/25/2004 08:59:27 AM
Beautiful cpature!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/25/2004 02:46:54 AM
overall.. a 7
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/25/2004 02:41:39 AM
predator? or scanvenger in this case ;) It looks like this could have been roadkill before lunch ;) 8 - nice capture.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/25/2004 01:42:06 AM
Wow, nice shot of a hawk! I've been trying to get one for months.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/25/2004 12:57:26 AM
I think this will be a winner. Impressive clarity. Powerful image.
  Photographer found comment helpful.


Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2021 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 09/22/2021 01:41:55 PM EDT.