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Posted by Jan Wegener on Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:29 am

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Hi,

I usually get birds of preys shots just by accident and this was no different!
I was set up for parrots, when I saw a bird fly super low through the grasses directly towards me.
To my surprise, he landed right on my perch and posed for two shots! 
Before I even really realised what happened, he was already gone again. Luckily I was quick enough to fire off a few frames.

5D Mark IV
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by Mariol on Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:31 am
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Beautiful colors and composition. Nice to have same extra excitement!!!
Is written Jan Wegener all over it - don't have to sign your pictures, we know.
 

by sirianul on Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:27 am
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Perfect picture in all aspects ,it was a pleasure to see it.

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by rajandesai on Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:56 am
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Luck favors the prepared. Love the colors, almost monochromatic feel to it. Nice capture...
 

by Gene Gwin on Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:08 am
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Jan, Like how the background compliments the Goshawk. The small grasses around the perch adds to the image.
 

by Axel Hildebrandt on Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:20 am
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Great-looking Goshawk species and the BG colors go really well with the plumage.
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by Swissblad on Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:28 am
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Mariol wrote:
Beautiful colors and composition. Nice to have same extra excitement!!!
Is written Jan Wegener all over it - don't have to sign your pictures, we know.


Ditto - typical signature photo!
 

by david fletcher on Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:34 am
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Wonderful light in this Jan. Awesome capture.
Make your life spectacular!
 

by Ron Day on Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:42 pm
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Gorgeous lighting and background, Jan. A real beauty.
 

by hawksnaturphoto on Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:39 pm
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beautiful image, colors, subject, light, all at the top, congratulations.
 

by peter makuch on Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:34 pm
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the bg works well with this fellow and I'm glad that the twigs from the bush were there to give the image a better look, perfectly timed JAN.
 

by mikfox1 on Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:24 am
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What a beautiful hawk and a wonderful image....well done.
 

by David Salem on Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:08 pm
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Holy Crap!! This is one of the best images I have ever seen from you!! Not because I love raptors, it's because I know what it takes to get a shot like this.
Try to reproduce this again!! No way!! Yes It was an accident, but you were prepared and had enough sence to bang out a couple frames before he bolted.
Not only did you get a great shot of this species, you got what appears to be a gorgeous adult male.
I told you print that Major Mitchel's but I might print this one first!!
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by Jan Wegener on Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:24 pm
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David Salem wrote:
Holy Crap!! This is one of the best images I have ever seen from you!! Not because I love raptors, it's because I know what it takes to get a shot like this.
Try to reproduce this again!! No way!! Yes It was an accident, but you were prepared and had enough sence to bang out a couple frames before he bolted.
Not only did you get a great shot of this species, you got what appears to be a gorgeous adult male.
I told you print that Major Mitchel's but I might print this one first!!


Thank mate. I agree, I don’t think I could take this image again. It was one of those special moments 
 

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