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CHRIS
01-26-2010, 07:11 PM
I went out this past Sunday to see what I could shoot and here are some of my shots.

A few geese near my house.

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb96/CRIVERHD12/Hawks%20and%20birds/Picture004.jpg
Here I found a field with a bunch of bird houses all over the place and I noticed something in a tree. It was a Hawk. This Hawk was about 500 feet away and I had my 100-400mm @ 400mm. Oh how I wish i had a 600 or 800mm.I really had to crop these in.
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb96/CRIVERHD12/Hawks%20and%20birds/Picture036_edited-1.jpg

This is the field I shot across and if you look in the center 1/2 way up the tree you should see the Hawk.
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb96/CRIVERHD12/Hawks%20and%20birds/Picture041.jpg

Here it is taking flight.
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb96/CRIVERHD12/Hawks%20and%20birds/Picture042_edited-1.jpg
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb96/CRIVERHD12/Hawks%20and%20birds/Picture044_edited-1.jpg

Then on the way home I seen this one on a electric wire looking at something on the ground so I pulled a U-turn to shoot it.
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb96/CRIVERHD12/Hawks%20and%20birds/Picture051_edited-1.jpg

I spooked it so it flew to a pole a few sections down so of course I followed.

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb96/CRIVERHD12/Hawks%20and%20birds/Picture056_edited-1.jpg
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb96/CRIVERHD12/Hawks%20and%20birds/Picture061_edited-1.jpg
I do have plans on getting back to the field with all the bird houses. It is near a resivoir so I am hoping it will have more Hawks and maybe some Eagles.

Anna LeBlanc
01-26-2010, 09:20 PM
WowWEEE Chris-Terrific pictures.Aren't those just amazing birds!!

Thanks for posting these for us so we can see them.:)

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Anna

KathyC
01-27-2010, 05:07 AM
Nice shots, I love the wing span, wow.

KD Talbot
01-27-2010, 07:51 PM
Nice shots, Chris!

KDT

CHRIS
01-28-2010, 06:42 AM
Thanks everybody for the replies. I am looking forward to getting back to the field with all the bird houses. Especially this summer.

Patrad Fischroy
01-28-2010, 10:35 AM
Thanks everybody for the replies. I am looking forward to getting back to the field with all the bird houses. Especially this summer.

Yeah, the hawks call that area a fast food restaurant :rolleyes:

CHRIS
01-29-2010, 06:42 AM
Yeah, the hawks call that area a fast food restaurant :rolleyes:

I never thought of it like that but that is funny as heck.

1HappyHiker
01-29-2010, 09:19 PM
Chris, you did a truly marvelous job, especially with the "in flight" photos.

Thanks for sharing.:)

CHRIS
01-31-2010, 01:09 PM
Here are sme shots I got at the field I found last weekend. I can't wait to get there this spring because there is all kinds of birds here. Blue Jays,Cardinals and some little yellow birds(?) etc. I was haveing a great time shooting but the all of a sudden my camera said I had to format my card. This did happen once before when I was shooting in the cold. It was 14 degrees this morning. If I held the card in my hands for a while I would be able to shoot a bit more. If there is anybody else that shoots in the cold. Do you have this problem? Help!!

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb96/CRIVERHD12/Hawks%20and%20birds/Picture071_edited-1.jpg

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb96/CRIVERHD12/Hawks%20and%20birds/Picture073_edited-1.jpg

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb96/CRIVERHD12/Hawks%20and%20birds/Picture078_edited-1.jpg

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb96/CRIVERHD12/Hawks%20and%20birds/Picture085_edited-1.jpg

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb96/CRIVERHD12/Hawks%20and%20birds/Picture_edited-1.jpg

Charlie
01-31-2010, 03:33 PM
nice Chris i love stopping when i see a hawk sitting in a tree looking for some thing to move in a field then swoop down a get it
and i am part Hawk because my last name is Hawkins :eek:

CHRIS
01-31-2010, 04:14 PM
Well if I ever see you sitting in a tree Charlie :eek:. I will definetly get the camera out and wait to see what happens :D.

Anna LeBlanc
01-31-2010, 08:17 PM
Well if I ever see you sitting in a tree Charlie :eek:. I will definetly get the camera out and wait to see what happens :D.

More terrific pictures Chris.I'm going to have to start calling you The Birdman of Dartmouth.;)


And Ill bet you if it's 14 degrees outside and you see Charlie sitting in a tree he'll still be in a pair of shorts and not trousers.:D

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Anna

Snow Miser
02-01-2010, 07:44 AM
Yes, more terrific pictures Chris. Those birds are beautiful. Thanks for posting for us to see!

forestgnome
02-03-2010, 07:06 PM
Excellent! Thanks