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This Sparrowhawk took out a pigeon in my garden yesterday; and was not put out by me watching it, a bit brutal to see, but that is nature.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark II N
Lens:EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:3 Mar 2013 - 12:28 PM
Focal Length:330mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:500
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Sparrowhawk
Username:jaymark1 jaymark1
Uploaded:4 Mar 2013 - 8:31 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, General, Wildlife / nature
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tomcat
tomcat Plus Member 96338 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2013 - 8:35 PM

A brutal, but natural world imageSmile

A fine opportune shotGrin

She/he has made the kill and will take some shifting - a lot of plucking to doWink

Adrian

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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven Plus Member 3276 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2013 - 8:35 PM

We had a Sparrowhawk today but it failed to get any prey.............a Chaffinch yesterday had a lucky escape, the Hawk missed grabbing it by a cats whisker.............like you say not nice but it is nature and they have to eat..........GrinGrinGrin

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ali63
ali63 Plus Member 3660 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2013 - 8:53 PM

Great image nature is cruel sometimes,

Ali

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KBan
KBan  10472 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2013 - 8:54 PM

Stunner John


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Graham_P
Graham_P  8 United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2013 - 9:03 PM

Excellent image.

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Mike_S
Mike_S  3 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2013 - 9:04 PM

Great moment captured.

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richmowil Plus Member 6307 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2013 - 9:05 PM

Super image - I like it a lot!!

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lonely_oryx
4 Mar 2013 - 9:07 PM

Superb capture

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Trev_B
Trev_B Plus Member 8142 forum postsTrev_B vcard England68 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2013 - 9:59 PM

Ouch...but thats nature for you.

Well done John great eye detail.

Trev

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M_squared
M_squared Plus Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
4 Mar 2013 - 10:49 PM

Excellent image. Well captured.

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skewey
skewey  931 forum posts England
5 Mar 2013 - 3:53 PM

Great detail John sure is nature at its best.

Paul

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jaymark1
jaymark1  7 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2013 - 11:19 PM

Thank you all for your comments, and a big thank you to lonely_oryx and JohnoP's for the Awards.

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annettep38 Plus Member 3191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2013 - 2:36 PM

A fantastic real world nature shot!

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Redpoll
Redpoll  4 Wales
12 Jun 2013 - 2:14 PM

Brilliant image John, love the detail in the feathers. Steve Wink

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