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Another capture from Cape Cod of the wild Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) as he took a breather and sat perched high up in the branches of a scrub pine, scanning the area for signs of movement.
Settings: F/5.6 1/640sec -1EV ISO160 AV@700mm tripod

Many thanks for your C&Cs on my last upload - really appreciated as always.

Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:Canon 500mm F4L IS + 1.4x extender
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Watchful Waiting
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:26 Jun 2010 - 10:39 AM
Tags:Bird, Buteo, Cape cod, Close-up / macro, England, Hawk, Jamaicensis, Landscape / travel, Massachusetts, New, Prey, Red-tailed, Usa, Waiting, Watchful, Wild, Wildlife / nature
Votes:40

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TonyWatson
26 Jun 2010 - 10:41 AM

Good shot ~ well captured and presented.
Doc

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2010 - 10:42 AM

A superb capture, Sylvia, fantastic light and detail, a stunner. Carol

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2010 - 10:46 AM

A stunning shot Sylvia. Perfectly framed in the tree branches. A perfect exposure shows some wonderful detail especially in large view.
Ron

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finepetportraits

An excellent capture! Great detail, colours and composition.

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2010 - 10:50 AM

What a fantastic capture of this beautiful bird,very well taken and presented

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PauloNascimentoPhotography

well spotted, great shot!
Paulo

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Alan_Baseley
Alan_Baseley e2 Member 13321 forum postsAlan_Baseley vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2010 - 11:58 AM

Good shot,
Alan

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SurreyHillsMan
SurreyHillsMan e2 Member 627 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2010 - 12:11 PM

Great image Sylvia.. love that catchlight

Jon

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andymark
andymark  4 England1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2010 - 12:14 PM

wow a stunning shot love the light

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bokeh
bokeh  6 Romania
26 Jun 2010 - 2:05 PM

excellent picture,well captured
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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2010 - 2:13 PM

Fabulous shot Sylvia. .............Sandy

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Tom-Melton
26 Jun 2010 - 2:49 PM

an amazing beautiful capture.awesome

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2010 - 3:49 PM

A beautiful capture and so well framed
your timing has to said to be the best!
Lillian

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pluckyfilly
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26 Jun 2010 - 3:55 PM

lovely shot

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2010 - 4:54 PM

A great shot Sylvia of this gorgeous looking hawk

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2010 - 4:55 PM

Excellent presentation of this fine image.
Joan.

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina  6
26 Jun 2010 - 5:24 PM

Wow thisis a stnning shot what a superb looking bird gray.

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Jo12
Jo12  4 England
26 Jun 2010 - 6:44 PM

Absolutely stunning capture!
Jo

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SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding e2 Member 5SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2010 - 6:51 PM

This is an exceptional capture, Sylvia. Beautiful detail and light, Truly worthy of my award this week.
Steve.

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andy210966
26 Jun 2010 - 7:51 PM

Terrific shot Sylvia!

Andy

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vandalp  6
26 Jun 2010 - 9:44 PM

Beautiful detailed shot Sylvia.
Vanda

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Gezina
Gezina  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2010 - 11:05 PM

Beautiful raptor - wonderful detail and impressive eye - lovely bird shot Sylvia - Ina

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DannoM
DannoM  556 forum posts England
27 Jun 2010 - 9:50 AM

great capture sylivia, impressive bird.
dan

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2010 - 11:54 PM

What a super shot, Sylvia.
Ronnie.

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lianna
lianna  4 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2010 - 7:54 PM

A cracking shot, excellent focus and detail x x

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