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Image Title:  Red-Tailed Hawk (immature) II
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 By: Andre Denis  
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Photographer Andre Denis  Andre Denis {Karma:66437}
Project #56 Wildlife and Insects Camera Model Nikon D200
Categories Wildlife
Film Format Digital JPEG High
Portfolio Birds
Close To Home
Lens Nikon  300mm f/4 ED-IF AF-S Nikkor
Uploaded 3/24/2010 Film / Memory Type Lexar Pro CF 2GB 133X
    ISO / Film Speed 400
Views 561 Shutter 1/125
Favorites Aperture f/5.6
Critiques 16 Rating
/ 4 Ratings
Location City -  Ajax
State -  ONTARIO
Country - Canada   Canada
About Taken March 23/10 in light rain.
At the Lynde Creek Conservation Area near Ajax Ontario. I went out for a little while prepared for rain. Nothing out but a few ducks. Then just as I was getting ready to leave, my wife pointed out this guy low in the trees. At first he wasn't real cooperative, hiding in the branches. Then, all of a sudden he flew closer to me and turned into a Supermodel! Very curious of me and my camera. Only a young one would do that.

Nikon 300mm f4 afs with Nikon afs 1.4 tc 420 fl, monfroto monopod.
Fill-in flash.
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There are 16 Comments in 1 Pages
Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66437} 3/27/2010
Thanks Rashed,
All the best to you too.


Rashed Abdulla Rashed Abdulla   {K:2292} 3/27/2010
Very well lit , great details and of very original colors, thank you my friend for sharing it and wishing you all of the best.


Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66437} 3/26/2010
Hi Kallol,
Thanks for the visit and comment.
Glad you like this one!


Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66437} 3/26/2010
He Kerry,
On a walk today, I saw two mature Red-Tails and they wouldn' let me get withing a quarter mile of them :)


Kallol Majumdar Kallol Majumdar   {K:27691} 3/25/2010
Wonderful, it...
my best


Kerry Statham   {K:3678} 3/25/2010
i have a similar shot in my portfolio of a young harrier who behaved very similarly - it's so true, once they get a few months under their wings, they're a whole bunch tougher to get close to, esp the red tails. We have a lot of Swainson's hawks out here that are much more tolerant even as adults...


Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66437} 3/25/2010
Thanks Kerry,
I have had a couple of experiences similar to this where a large bird is still young enough that they haven't developed a fear of humans. Once, with a young Bald Eagle, when I was in a kayak, and another time with a young Great Blue Heron. This curious "teen-aged" hawk almost made me feel guilty for being so close. I took most of my shots without flash, because I didn't want to frighten him away. Once I had some decent shots without flash, I took a chance with the flash from about 40' away and this was the result.
I figure in a few weeks he will be just as uncooperative as all the other grown up hawks out there.


Kerry Statham   {K:3678} 3/25/2010
Great shot Andre - lucky you to get such a willing volunteer! Great use of the flash to pull the life out of his eye and the detail out of the feathers... Well done.


Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66437} 3/24/2010
Thanks for visiting my portfolio and the comment David. Glad you like it. Come back any time for another visit.


Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66437} 3/24/2010
Thanks for the visit and comment Carol.
I felt very fortunate that he let me get close enough for some decent shots. He was a great poser, and gave me a lot of different positions to shoot him in.
As for the winking, he almost seemed freindly at times, but that was probably just my imagination.


Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66437} 3/24/2010
Thanks for the great comment Jim.
He was absolutely right about the strength of the beer being an invitation instead of a warning. :)
Don't you just love how the major brewerys like to promote their super low alcohol content beer as a "good thing". I can imagine the sales and marketing meeting. "Let's mix our 5% with water and call it Premium Lite, and charge them more. They will never no the difference."


Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66437} 3/24/2010
Thanks very much for your comments and support Nanda.


David McGill   {K:2796} 3/24/2010
Lovely photo good details.
Cheers Dave


Carol Cefalu   {K:8388} 3/24/2010
I think he winked at me! Awsome shot, Hes Beautiful!


Jim Loy Jim Loy   {K:31688} 3/24/2010
I love micro-brew beer. I think it is Endicino that makes a Red-tailed Hawk. I had one a few years ago and there was a label on it what read: "Warning 8% alcohol," I told a friend and he said, "That's not a warning, that's an invitatin." The beer was almost as good as this shot.


Nanda Baba das Nanda Baba das   {K:78047} 3/24/2010
Excellent shot dear Andre, dertails, clarity.
All my best wishes




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