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    Default Life in the Nest of Red-tailed Hawks (Includes Feeding)

    Found this nest of a pair of Red-tailed Hawks and a couple of chicks. Their menu is usually high on the small rodents called voles, and did get a shot of the male bringing that item for breakfast. I was glad that the nest was down in a valley, so had a nice green background of grass, instead of a stark white sky that can so easily goof up exposure. Long shots and very windy, but I really enjoyed getting these.
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    Default Re: Life in the Nest of Red-tailed Hawks (Includes Feeding)

    well done as always ken... and Yes, the green B/G is great!
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    Default Re: Life in the Nest of Red-tailed Hawks (Includes Feeding)

    Thanks, everyone! I do like Red-tails.

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    Default Re: Life in the Nest of Red-tailed Hawks (Includes Feeding)

    What a treat! I am turning green...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Bradley View Post
    What a treat! I am turning green...
    Daniel, Yes, a treat it definitely was. So rare to get that kind of background. Thanks for the comment.

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    Default Re: Life in the Nest of Red-tailed Hawks (Includes Feeding)

    Nice pictures. unblocked game
    Last edited by Windflily; 08-31-2017 at 06:09 PM.

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    Default Re: Life in the Nest of Red-tailed Hawks (Includes Feeding)

    These belong on a calendar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunn View Post
    These belong on a calendar.
    Many thanks for the encouraging words. I can even say that I, too, like how these turned out. --The 300/2.8 is one amazing lens!
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    Default Re: Life in the Nest of Red-tailed Hawks (Includes Feeding)

    Cool shots!

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    Default Re: Life in the Nest of Red-tailed Hawks (Includes Feeding)

    Good shots. I like to look at such photos cause I like birds. Was it difficult to make these photos?

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    Default Re: Life in the Nest of Red-tailed Hawks (Includes Feeding)

    Quote Originally Posted by Sophia Scott View Post
    Cool shots!
    Quote Originally Posted by Mary Krasnova View Post
    Good shots. I like to look at such photos cause I like birds. Was it difficult to make these photos?
    Thanks. Rather difficult, yes. Main thing is you have to be in a blind and spend lots of time to get feeding shots.

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    Default Re: Life in the Nest of Red-tailed Hawks (Includes Feeding)

    Wonderful series, and I agree about the background, really makes the hawks coloring stand out. I have turned the same shade of green as Daniel Bradley! How far away do you think you were?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ddaside88 View Post
    Wonderful series, and I agree about the background, really makes the hawks coloring stand out. I have turned the same shade of green as Daniel Bradley! How far away do you think you were?
    Glad you like them! Distance: I suppose about 50 yards, but it's sort of hard to say. That first one is among my favorite shots.
    Ken

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