Thursday, August 20, 2009

Hawks

On Tuesday and Wednesday we were out shooting hawks.
Here is a small sample of some our images as they come from the camera.
I caught this Red-tailed Hawk just on take-off.

The area we were in had many hawks soaring above us.
This one,also a Red-tailed Hawk was fairly low.
I have not even cropped this picture.
Here is yet another Red-tail about to take-off with it's lunch.
It seems that right now the majority of hawks are Red-tails.
All of the pictures were taken with a Canon XTi,using a Canon 100-400mm lens.
Enjoy happiness,treasure joy.

19 comments:

  1. Beautiful detailed pictures of the hawk! So graceful in flight.

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  2. Very nice Ruth and Jake! Love these shots. Hawks are my favorite.

    Craig Glenn

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  3. Beautiful, Ruth!
    That bird in photo #2 is looking right at you.
    I have never had much luck at shooting birds in flight. I need practice!

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  4. Beautiful birds Ruth. In flight they are magnificent!
    We have many of those here too.
    B.

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  5. Great photos of the hawks, Ruth. I am glad that you and Jake aren't 'shooting' the hawks with a gun though... ha ha ha

    Love that 3rd picture...
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  6. Ruth, You always capture such neat shots of birds in action...that last shot of it with lunch is wonderful...what a look in his eye!!

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  7. I always love your pictures,Ruth. I just wish I could appreciate hawks.

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  8. As you probably know, hawks are among my favorite birds. These photos of the hawks are just very nice indeed.

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  9. Nice photos of the Hawks! How do you like the XTi??

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  10. Great shots of these beautiful birds.

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  11. Those are so good! What wonderful poses you caught them in. I usually just see them sitting on the wires and have a terrible time tracking them if they are in flight.

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  12. Very nice captures and poses! RT Hawks are often inquisitive and not afraid to be near people. I have heard they would be a good national bird as Canada does not have one, and they are found in every province and territory.

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  13. Ruth: Great shots, the hawks in this area are not as co-operative.

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  14. Oh Ruth! These pictures are just fantastic! I LOVE The expression on the faces - and that posture and lunch - wow!!!!

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  15. YOU seem to have the same camera and lens as I do. I love finding hawks to photograph but I have found very few this summer. your photos are lovely!Thanks for your many appreciated comments you leave on my blog;
    Ann

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  16. Oh Ruth you shocked the heck out of me with your opening statement!!
    Whew...with your camera!!!
    Great shots..and I sure do appreciate each prayer and words or encouragement you regulary leave for me..Makes a difference I can hear your whisper. hugs

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  17. These are absolutely beautiful. The crispness and the detail are fantastic. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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  18. Very nice captures of these hawks. My favorite is the last with his wings up ready for flight! The hawks are starting to be seen here with early migration I guess!

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