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Red_tailed Hawk

Red_tailed Hawk
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Copyright: angela LL (angela926) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 383 W: 5 N: 484] (2574)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-29
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 75-300 mm f/4.0-5.6 III
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/2500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-01-30 17:26
Viewed: 1515
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A beautiful Red-tailed Hawk taken at the Read Sanctuary in Rye New York.

Red-tailed Hawk: Large, highly variable hawk with brown upperparts, head and throat. The underparts are pale with brown streaks. Wings are pale below with dark bar at leading edge and dark tips. The tail is red-brown with dark terminal band. Legs and feet are yellow. Soars on thermals and updrafts.

Range and Habitat
Red-tailed Hawk: Found in Alaska and Canada south to Panama. Found in open country, woodlands, prairie groves, mountains, plains, farmlands, and roadsides.

INTERESTING FACTSThe raspy cry of the Red-tailed Hawk is typically used in movies to represent any eagle or hawk anywhere in the world.
They can spot a mouse from a height of 100 feet.
Males and females perform a courtship ritual in which they dive and roll in the sky. They will even lock talons and fall together a distance before splitting apart.
A group of hawks has many collective nouns, including a "boil", "knot", "spiraling", "stream", and "tower" of hawks.

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Hi Angela..
beautiful capture.. it's a wonderful exemplar.. and you have taken it perfectly focused! excellent details.. thanks
ciao Marco

Hi Angela.
Well taken picture of this Red-Taled Hawk
good presentation and composition with great colors and sharpness. Nice focus and clear picture.

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2009-01-31 1:12]

Hola Angela,
preciosa captura y pose,
bonito plumaje y pov.

hi ASngela
nice capture grt detail and well presented need i say m ore
regards bryan

nice shot angela

good use of bokeh and good timing



What a regal image of this bird here Angela.
The portrait orientation is perfect. Excellent tight shot.
The colors are natural and appealing.
Nice work.
- Vincent

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2009-01-31 8:40]

merhaba dear Angela...
nice shot and focus... A superb colors..bravo...selamlar

Hello Angela,

You have captured the beauty of this bird with a sharp focus so that the colours, patterns and texture of its plummage is very well recorded.
I love the backward pose!
Good composition and a well-chosen dof.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2009-04-22 21:11]

HI Angella,
WOW! This is a very beautiful photo! Sharp colors and focus! We can see each details on its plummage! Its pose is majestic! Excellent bokeh and capture of light, especially in its eye! Bravo! Annie

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