Hawk Profile #4

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Hawk Profile #4

Laurie M. Elmer 3/15/2004 9:17:10 PM

Doug, this is wonderful! #107423

Doug Gould 3/15/2004 9:24:30 PM

Thanks, Laurie! I checked out your gallery. You have some truly unbelievable photos! Very nice collection of work. #426076

Laurie M. Elmer 3/15/2004 9:39:08 PM

Thanks Doug, I checked out your site as well. Wow! Great stuff. Where do you shoot the Bird of Prey images? You're really able to get up-close and personal. Good luck with your new career! #426083

Diane Dupuis 3/16/2004 2:52:35 AM

Wow!! #426176

Marie Fields 3/16/2004 4:58:50 AM

Beautiful image!! #426359

Doug Gould 3/16/2004 8:11:41 AM

Thanks everyone! Laurie, these birds of prey shots were taken at the Carolina Raptor Center, a non-profit rehabilitation center. They do small presentations on the weekend and bring out several birds for close viewing. The only drawback is that they are placed on unnatural perches with tethered limbs, so close profiles are the way to go. But March 27 they are having a contest photo shoot, where they will display the birds in more natural settings and even "fly" some of the birds. Can't wait. The added pic is an example where the bird jumped off its perch. I did some major PS surgery to remove its tethers and also to replace a missing wing. #426943

Doug Gould 3/16/2004 8:16:15 AM

Kestral... #426965

Doug Gould 3/16/2004 8:24:42 AM

and finally... #426981

Marie Fields 4/12/2004 6:26:21 AM

Cpngratulations on this wonderful image! #475743

Kelly Abernathy 4/12/2004 6:35:49 AM

Woo Hoo!! Congrats and good luck! I'm happy for you!! -K #475804

Doug Gould 4/13/2004 6:15:31 AM

Thanks much, K & Marie! #480397

Donna J. Eaton 4/13/2004 7:09:42 AM

Congratulations on another fine finalist Douglas! I like the angle of the head in this. Very nice! #480610

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1/200 @ 5.6 - ISO 200 - Tokina 80-400m @ 400mm - fill flash

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