Hawk Profile #4

© Douglas Gould

Hawk Profile #4

Uploaded: March 15, 2004


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


Laurie M. Elmer March 15, 2004

Doug, this is wonderful! #107423

Douglas Gould level-classic March 15, 2004

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

Laurie M. Elmer March 15, 2004

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 March 16, 2004

Wow!! #426176

Marie Fields level-classic March 16, 2004

Beautiful image!! #426359

Douglas Gould level-classic March 16, 2004

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

Douglas Gould level-classic March 16, 2004

Kestral... #426965

Douglas Gould level-classic March 16, 2004

and finally... #426981

Marie Fields level-classic April 12, 2004

Cpngratulations on this wonderful image! #475743

Kelly Abernathy level-classic April 12, 2004

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

Douglas Gould level-classic April 13, 2004

Thanks much, K & Marie! #480397

Donna J. Eaton April 13, 2004

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

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