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Wild Thing

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Challenge: Rock Song Titles (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Date: Mar 28, 2009
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 1000
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Nature, Birds
Date Uploaded: Mar 29, 2009

This is a wild redtail hawk that was extremely kind to me for a bout 45 min. It was one of those days that I figured I wouldn't get any good pics b/c it was pouring down rain, but I decided to go out anyway in hopes that it would stop raining....well it didn't but I was rewarded with one of my better subjects I've shot in the wild. She was extremely kind to me, allowing me to follow her around a small area as she flew from tree to tree scooping an open field. She perched at eye level on many occasions, letting get within 10 feet of her. She really just accepted that I was there and wasn't going to mess with her, she was an amazing bird.

I watched her snatch what I believe were frogs out of the rain soaked field on a few occasions, very cool.

This is the same hawk that I entered in the March Free Study ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/1000-1999/1003/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_778583.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/1000-1999/1003/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_778583.jpg', '/') + 1) . 'and in the Fauna Challenge ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/1000-1999/1013/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_777863.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/1000-1999/1013/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_777863.jpg', '/') + 1) . '. Personaly the fauna challenge shot is my fav since you can see her shaking off the rain.

Thanks to all for the comments and votes, truly a magnificent bird and day for me, these shots are why I dig photography, the unexpected interaction with such a beautiful creature. Cheers.

Place: 14 out of 175
Avg (all users): 6.6000
Avg (commenters): 8.1667
Avg (participants): 6.4211
Avg (non-participants): 6.7619
Views since voting: 1645
Views during voting: 288
Votes: 160
Comments: 14
Favorites: 1 (view)

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04/06/2009 02:43:41 AM
fantastic capture !!
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04/06/2009 12:42:12 AM
Love the DOF but probably the bright spots in the background was the week point.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/04/2009 04:27:15 PM
very nice
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04/03/2009 11:12:17 PM
Great capture!
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04/01/2009 09:19:30 PM
You make my heart sing....love the rain, very atmospheric
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04/01/2009 04:17:57 PM
Great shot.
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03/31/2009 06:28:08 PM
Great shot and title
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03/31/2009 03:10:05 PM
Eh, not hearing the song with this picture, but the picture itself is very well done and I quite like the precipitation. A better title - something a bit more melancholy perhaps - would get another point. (You still got a good score from me, though.)
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03/31/2009 12:08:58 PM
beautiful - 9
bumped to 10
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03/30/2009 06:30:05 PM
A wonderful photo, I really like the falling snow.
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03/30/2009 03:24:24 PM
I really like this and the rain looks neat in this!
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03/30/2009 03:05:44 PM
Clear capture. I love the rain. The composition is good.
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03/30/2009 01:39:41 AM
This is a great image, the rain makes the picture (10)
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03/30/2009 01:18:23 AM
I love the rain in this...awesome image 9
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