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As I was shooting the semi-final and Championship games of the Carpenter Cup (high school baseball tournament), this hawk claimed the giant scoreboard at Citizens Bank Park (Phillies' stadium) for his own for much of the time, successfully fighting off all challenges from other birds.

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Karen Bacon
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    This is a great shot Michelle!

7/6/2012 2:52:54 AM

R. J. Laudenbacher
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What is so wonderful about this shot is you think it is purely EOD and then you see that hawk. Fabulous shot, Michelle!

7/6/2012 3:00:59 AM

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HEY NEIGHBOR Now just spotting this at a ball game would be an impressive feat but getting a catch VERY NICE . Guess would be he finds the LOCAL PIGEONS rather TASTY MEALS and it would be almost impossible to top that perch.


7/6/2012 3:09:17 AM

Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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What a great shot! Nice catch!!

7/6/2012 4:15:39 AM

Mike Clime
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Cool capture and makes a great EOD, Michelle!

7/6/2012 4:29:05 AM

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This is a GREAT shot, Michelle. Very special. And I bet you got the best shot of the whole game! Love it!!

7/6/2012 4:32:08 AM

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7/6/2012 4:49:07 AM

Agnes Fegan
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A terrific shot Michelle!

7/6/2012 5:05:31 AM

Mary K. Robison
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"I'm ready for my closeup",,,
Beautifully composed capture, Michelle, and that hawk is such a bonus.

7/6/2012 5:21:18 AM

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Wow - terrific job, Michelle!

7/6/2012 5:52:25 AM

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Great shot Michelle, the hawk looks so tiny compared to the lights! They must show up his evening meal! Wonderful find!

7/6/2012 7:42:47 AM

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Love the design elements and muted tones!! Well done Michelle!!

7/6/2012 8:40:07 AM

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Great capture Michellea,

7/6/2012 12:20:48 PM

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Huge contrasts, and great EOD, Michelle!!

7/6/2012 1:58:18 PM

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What a great photo op, Michelle! I probably wouldn't have even noticed the hawk! You have a great eye! Cool capture and a neat looking sky too! By the way, one of the lightbulbs needs to be changed! Ha! Ha! :)

7/6/2012 5:38:28 PM

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Note: The lights were not lit, but I lit them with a pale yellow soft brush. I left one unlit so it would look more natural.

7/6/2012 5:40:34 PM

Lorna Shutter
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Ha! Ha! Well, you had me fooled, Michelle! I really thought they were lit! :)

7/6/2012 6:08:49 PM

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Creative image, treatment, & EOD here, Michelle! Very well done, my friend!
Thought the lights were really lit also!

7/6/2012 6:27:04 PM

Tammy Espino
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Fantastic capture!!!! :)

7/6/2012 7:30:32 PM

Tammy Espino
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Fantastic capture!!!! :)

7/6/2012 7:31:06 PM

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Awesome shot Michelle, love the bird.

7/6/2012 8:47:26 PM

Tamara K. Walker
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Before I opened it or read any thing I thought it was a wine rack.

7/6/2012 10:18:26 PM

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Lol Tamara. great eye to capture this. Love the storytelling that goes with it.

7/7/2012 8:54:19 AM

Daniel Ruf
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Very cool.

7/8/2012 11:59:37 AM

Emile Abbott
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Perfect spot to watch the games. Nice EOD as well Michelle.

7/11/2012 11:56:53 AM

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Dandy design and combination of elements, Michelle.

7/11/2012 12:18:55 PM

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Wonderful capture Michelle & terrific title!

7/13/2012 9:19:29 AM

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