Hawk with Prey

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Hawk with Prey

mark tasco 3/17/2005 4:24:58 AM

Nice capture Jason. Very sharp & clear.
Looks like he didn't want to share any with you.
Mark #225906

Kate Jackson 3/17/2005 6:01:00 AM

Excellent shot Jason. Were you in a car that he let you get that close? Or like Mark says, perhaps he just didn't want to give it up to anyone else. #1184225

Jason 3/17/2005 1:03:44 PM

Thanks Mark and Kate. I actually got a phone call from my father-in-law who said he just watched this hawk attack a duck. He was about 15 minutes away from me , so I rushed to get there in the hopes I would have a chance at these shots. Needless to say,the hawk didn't move and I was able to get within 4 yards of this hawk. I used a 70-200 L IS 2.8 lens and had to shoot at about 150mm for some of the shots. Finally someone walking by ended up scaring the bird into a tree. Luckily, I got about 200 shots before then. If you watch the board, I'll be posting another of this series today. #1185411

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Virginia Beach,Va.
(only lite crop/ I was actually about 15 feet from this hawk. 70-200.)

Uploaded on 3/16/2005 8:44:47 PM

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