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Predator and Prey
Predator and Prey

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Challenge: Free Study 2008-02 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Date: Feb 16, 2008
Aperture: 7
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/395
Galleries: Nature
Date Uploaded: Feb 24, 2008

Early Saturday morning we found this wonderful looking bird, we think that it might be a Cooper’s Hawk. He had just caught a pigeon in the neighborhood and after I took some pictures he flew off into out neighbor’s tree with his catch. We live a very urban area and were very excited to see him. I guess I could have cloned out the pigeon feather in his mouth and on his leg but wanted to leave him just as he was - very proud and protective.
Rotated, resized, cloned some pebbles from the ice, saved for web.

Place: 157 out of 458
Avg (all users): 5.9020
Avg (commenters): 8.5000
Avg (participants): 5.8725
Avg (non-participants): 5.9608
Views since voting: 579
Views during voting: 247
Votes: 153
Comments: 3
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/06/2008 12:59:23 AM
Very nice shot! I love the eye
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03/04/2008 11:54:57 AM
This happened in my backyard I watched a hawk tear a poor bird apart. Grisly
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03/02/2008 11:49:11 PM
great shot, but the contrast on the bird needs a bit of a hike...it looks washed out...the blacks are a browny colour (look at the background)
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