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Challenge: Free Study 2009-11 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Location: Barksdale AFB, LA
Date: Nov 24, 2009
Aperture: F4
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Nature, Birds
Date Uploaded: Nov 24, 2009

Basic editing, crop, noise reduction, levels, Saturation, USM, resize, USM, and SFW.

The hawk came back this week and was on the ground with his catch. That is blood on his beak and I thought it was a little grusome to put the shot with his prey. I got within 15 feet of this awesome bird. I took over 250 pics in just a few minutes.

Here is what I was originally going to enter.
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Place: 93 out of 366
Avg (all users): 6.0604
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 6.0283
Avg (non-participants): 6.1395
Views since voting: 598
Views during voting: 56
Votes: 149
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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01/08/2010 08:01:46 AM
This is a super wildlife shot! I have gotten a few great hawk shots but always at a zoo.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2009 07:27:54 PM
Great look!
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12/07/2009 10:02:05 AM
Looks quite well fed! Nicely curious pose.
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12/04/2009 04:22:37 PM
I would just be in heaven if I could take a photo like this!!
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12/03/2009 01:58:55 PM
I wonder if this is a young Cooper's Hawk?....beautiful detail
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12/02/2009 11:52:42 PM
Splendid image, nicely captured, and presented. Color saturation is terrific. Composition is very good (maybe just a little tight at the top). Among the best images I've seen so far in voting the challenge.
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12/01/2009 08:49:54 PM
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12/01/2009 04:58:16 PM
That look makes me glad I'm not a field mouse!! Nice work, congrats.
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12/01/2009 10:30:58 AM
Red-tailed? Well done.
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