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Challenge: Calendar III (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Pentax K200D
Lens: Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO IF for Pentax
Location: My front yard, Jacksonville FL
Date: Jun 8, 2011
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125th
Galleries: Animals, Birds
Date Uploaded: Jun 11, 2011

I found this hawk in my front yard, acting very strangely. I took this from about 10 feet away. The next day, I found it on the ground being harrassed by dogs. After scaring the dogs away, I captured it and took it to a bird rescue shelter here. It had apparently been struck by a car and has an injured wing. A full recovery is expected.

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06/22/2011 02:36:28 PM
you deserve a ribbon for the rescue of this gorgeous bird. that was a brave thing in light of those talons. great capture in every sense of the word!
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06/20/2011 09:40:07 PM
great little story with this image....
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/19/2011 09:14:34 PM
Looks like he needs a hair brush! Feathers are everywhere on this felluh! Haha! Cool photo! Nice bokeh in the background but kinda wish it was on both sides of the bird's body.
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06/18/2011 03:55:02 PM
I really like the bokeh in this image. The focus is dead on too! GREAT picture!
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06/18/2011 03:04:04 AM
Great stare, the light behind seems a bit distracting to me
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06/17/2011 06:17:29 PM
A very nice capture! Think this would've been that much better with a tighter crop to really bring out the details of the bird!
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06/16/2011 03:32:09 PM
I just love this. I also envy you for being able to take such a wonderful picture of such a beautiful and elegant bird.
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06/14/2011 02:49:10 PM
Beautiful capture with wonderful detail. The dof is great but it's a pity about the white circles as they are a bit distracting.
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06/13/2011 01:09:10 PM
Hawks are so magnificent.
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