Red Tailed Hawk Takeoff

Posted by Ed Cordes on Wed Oct 27, 2021 8:41 pm

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The rain yesterday allowed me to spend some time processing images from earlier this year. This Red Tailed Hawk was in a tree in central NY last month when we had the opportunity to photograph it. It’s always nice when a raptor actually takes off toward you. R5 and RF 100-500 @ 500 about 75 feet away. Enlarge image to see details.
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by david fletcher on Thu Oct 28, 2021 1:07 am
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Excellent detail and clarity Ed. Razor sharp! Nice one.
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by Cynthia Crawford on Thu Oct 28, 2021 4:56 am
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Excellent detail-what I like most is the spread out red tail. Don't see that from underneath too often.
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by Carol Clarke on Thu Oct 28, 2021 6:09 am
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Lovely sharp action capture of the take off, Ed! As you say, very nice angle with it coming towards you.

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by Gene Gwin on Thu Oct 28, 2021 9:53 am
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Ed, A nice image. Agree with you that they never seem to cooperate.

by Karl Egressy on Thu Oct 28, 2021 10:28 am
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Perfect take off shot.

by Mary Brun on Thu Oct 28, 2021 1:48 pm
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Great shot. Beautiful action.

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by ken archer on Thu Oct 28, 2021 1:50 pm
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Sweet capture of this hawk taking flight amongst those background branches.. Love those details

by paul fletcher on Thu Oct 28, 2021 7:00 pm
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A great action photo, Ed, with excellent feather detail, and a very good capture of the wing positions, as well.

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