Hawk in the backyard

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sury
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Hawk in the backyard

Unread postby sury » Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:09 pm

On the other day, I was in the backyard with my A99M2 and Tamron 60mmf2 taking some pictures. This hawk flies in and perches on a flower bush. Since I did not want to miss the moment, I started taking pictures with my 60mm at about 20 feet distance. It made no move
to fly off. I took some at 60mm, then went inside and came out with 70-400 took some more, and then had time to put the camera and lens on a tripod and take some shots. All along it would not move. We thought it was hurt, or got trapped in the vines of the bush because after about 15 min. I saw bloody beak and thought it was trying to untangle its legs from the vines. We called animal services and they told us to stay away from it and give it an hour. They heard its cries and said it was a baby hawk learning its ways. It's mother is somewhere nearby. They advised us to leave it alone. It was there for about 45 min. before it flew off.

Camera - A99M2; Lenses - Tamron 60f2 and Sony 70-400G

This is how it looked at the distance with 60mmf2
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Thanks to the high resolution, I had few megapix to spare. Acrop.
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Are you looking at me?
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Re: Hawk in the backyard

Unread postby jbtaylor » Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:22 am

A bit late in the year for the young ones to leave the nest but...
Can't wait to she the others.
Nice choices on the cropping.

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Re: Hawk in the backyard

Unread postby jbtaylor » Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:24 pm

Juveniles don't know to avoid humans. A long time ago, I was attempting to record my golf swing at the club driving range. This guy appears at the bottom of the range. Of course I stop all of the range goers and walk down and snap this youngster mimicking hiding it's capture.
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Re: Hawk in the backyard

Unread postby sury » Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:22 am

JT,
Very nice. Amazing that it was not afraid of people.

Sury

I love this pose.
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This is a close up of the eye. Cropped.
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This is my most favorite capture for the sheer serendipity of the shot. You can see the nictitating membrane in action.
I was so tickled pink with this capture though it has nothing to do with my timing. :lol:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nictitating_membrane

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Re: Hawk in the backyard

Unread postby bakubo » Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:14 am

Very cool that it came to your backyard. Nice shots!

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Re: Hawk in the backyard

Unread postby ValeryD » Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:31 am

Nice!
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