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While sitting at my computer to-day trying to sort out printer problems this Sparrowhawk visited my garden...so you can imagine me with a plaster on shouting...Where's My Camera!

Camera:Nikon D2X Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 80-200 VR
Recording media:RAW
Title:Garden Visitor
Username:terry_cavner terry_cavner
Uploaded:11 Dec 2006 - 6:28 PM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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Nick-T
Nick-T  845 forum posts United Kingdom
11 Dec 2006 - 6:29 PM

Fabulous bird. I love sparrow hawks. Great shot.

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VintageRed
11 Dec 2006 - 6:31 PM

Don't bother getting a lottery ticket this week, I think you've had your luck for this period. Good reaction to an opportunity.
Nick

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 74168 forum postsKarenFB vcard England160 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2006 - 6:33 PM

A lovely shot! I get sparrow hawks and kestrels using my garden as a take-away, they are usually travelling too fast to capture. At least yours poses for you!!

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KathyW
KathyW  101793 forum posts Norfolk Island12 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2006 - 6:35 PM

Good to see a shot of a wild bird of prey.
Well done Terry.

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skewey
skewey  731 forum posts England
11 Dec 2006 - 6:47 PM

Nice one Terry .
Paul

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rhiw_com  7
11 Dec 2006 - 6:52 PM

A cracker Terry, great photography.

Rg Tony

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terry_cavner
11 Dec 2006 - 6:56 PM

SORRY GUYS....it was an 80-400 VR with a 1.4 TC

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phototime
phototime  7 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2006 - 6:57 PM

Wow! What a beautiful bird,excellent detail and colours,lovely pose,great shot.


Mo.

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didgpix
didgpix  7
11 Dec 2006 - 7:06 PM

Well spotted, great capture.

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toonboy
toonboy  975 forum posts United Kingdom
11 Dec 2006 - 7:10 PM

Lovely clear shot Terry

Regards Ken

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TerryBaxter
11 Dec 2006 - 7:16 PM

You've done well to catch it; the one near us passes by in 0.5sec.

Terry.

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piccy
piccy  7 Wales
11 Dec 2006 - 7:24 PM

I wouldn't mind one of them in my garden. Nicely caught.
Freda

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BertC
BertC  729 forum posts Malta
11 Dec 2006 - 7:43 PM

Lovely Terry ... great capture !
Bert

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BURNBLUE
BURNBLUE e2 Member 8BURNBLUE vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2006 - 7:46 PM

A smart raptor image Terry!

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 81873 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2006 - 8:45 PM

Nice one Terry.Female. I got a dozen shots of one in my garden a couple of weeks back.

Brian.

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trissie
trissie  7 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2006 - 8:52 PM

A beautiful capture Terry, pin sharp detail and a lovely pose.

Trish x

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anthhope
anthhope  8 England
11 Dec 2006 - 9:10 PM

Well caught. Excellent!!

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albi
albi  968 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2006 - 9:23 PM

I've given up on my printer..Lol.

Well spotted and caught.
Tony

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2006 - 10:31 PM

Perfect capture-- I am soooo impressed-- You have great visitors!

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chase
chase Critique Team 81104 forum postschase vcard England231 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2006 - 10:43 PM

What a great oppotunity,I'm sure he will be back for further sittings.
I have a Kestrel that regularly visits although some way off....I'm working on it,together with the Barn Owl that flies past my window every day,the Wren that scuttles under my Holly bush,the Kingfisher that sits on my back fence.....the list goes on..lol
Edit..just read your comment..& you call me jammy..lol!!!
Well seen here.
Janet

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tripodted
tripodted e2 Member 830 forum poststripodted vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2006 - 10:56 PM

Great shot, Terry. Lucky you getting this one in your backgarden.
Ted

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Possum
Possum  7148 forum posts England
11 Dec 2006 - 11:11 PM

How fantastic; you must have been thrilled at the opportunity of this fine capture. Just loook at those talons...
Allie

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bunbeam e2 Member 8bunbeam vcard United Kingdom
11 Dec 2006 - 11:13 PM

beauty, you lucky errr.. thing..
bunSmile)

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chrissd
chrissd  8304 forum posts United Kingdom
12 Dec 2006 - 5:30 AM

fantastic, thats all your luck gone for the year
chris


got an account with my corner shop lol

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Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2006 - 6:00 AM

Your wish is my command oh Master !! Glad someone came to your assistence so quickly Terry . It's a cracker . What luck . Such detail xx

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Keelo
Keelo  10 Australia
12 Dec 2006 - 7:23 AM

Well done Terry, I would have tripped over something in the rush and scared him off LOL

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Patricia Fenn
12 Dec 2006 - 8:09 AM

Wow! How good is that!
Lucky you, I always have the wrong lens on when a good grab shot comes along :-(

Very nicely edited too, well done!

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helengib
helengib  9
12 Dec 2006 - 8:07 PM

cracking shot

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PatrickSmith
12 Dec 2006 - 8:21 PM

LOL - Maybe a pedicure is in order ,but I still like it!

Patrick

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BeckaP
BeckaP  7
12 Dec 2006 - 8:25 PM

well spotted terry, a fab shot.
Click*

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TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9184 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2006 - 8:40 PM

Excellent detail and focus!
Ty

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glazzaro
glazzaro e2 Member 970 forum postsglazzaro vcard United States23 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2006 - 9:29 PM

Well it appears the camera was close by as you got a beautiful shot, you have to love it when lady luck runs with you! Spot on! Click!!!

Greg

P.S. When you finished with the hawk could you send him my way, I have a lovely perch right outside my window. Wink

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john short
john short  1025 forum posts United Kingdom
12 Dec 2006 - 10:45 PM

hell of a capture Terry when your not prepared.

Hope your on the mend, another month or two and back to big waters !!

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hjalmar1886
13 Dec 2006 - 12:42 AM

Beautiful composition, for not being ready, a good one.
Regards, Kent

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A Booth
A Booth e2 Member 11A Booth vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2006 - 7:02 AM

excellent detail well captured and composed image.

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