Predator's Glide

© Richard P. Lussier

Predator's Glide

Uploaded: March 01, 2008 | Entered: September 13, 2017 15:26:56


The hawk swooped by me quietly and gracefully. What an intricate and awesome example of one of God's creatures!

DeGray Lake Resort, Arkansas.

Exif: F Number: 6.3, Exposure Bias Value: 0.67, ExposureTime: 1/1250 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 320, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 120.00 mm, Model: NIKON D200


Joseph M. Muench level-classic March 01, 2008

Awesome clarity...the focus on the eye is fantastic! I love hawks and eagles and you captured this one extremely well. Great job!
-Joe #867126

Michelle Alton March 01, 2008

Awestriking image, Richard. I'm amazed.
Michelle #5578772

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe March 01, 2008

This is Outstanding Richard!! Great job capturing this Beautiful Hawk!! Jeff #5579312

Richard P. Lussier March 02, 2008

Thank you so much Joseph, Michelle and Jeff! You all are very encouraging with your kind comments. :)

Jeff, it's good to hear from you! #5583412

Eva Pastor March 02, 2008

WOW! Amazing capture! #5583905

Richard P. Lussier March 04, 2008

Wow! Thanks for the nice compliment, Eva! :) #5591503

Cassie L. Woodlee March 05, 2008

WTG on the well deserved EP Richard. This capture is TOTALLY AMAZING my friend. #5598804

Richard P. Lussier March 09, 2008

Thanks so much Cassie! :) #5617124

Robert G. Stalnaker March 11, 2008

The extreme difficulty in capturing an image like this with clarity like this emphasizes what an amazing photo you have here. #5627337

Richard P. Lussier March 11, 2008

Robert, you are way too kind, considering the incredible bird shots you have in your gallery! I consider your comment a great compliment, thanks! #5628758

Robert G. Stalnaker March 11, 2008

Thx but what you have here is exceptional. I am thrilled a bit of sun poked through to catch his eye and face. Just think, Richard, a fraction of a second earlier or later and its face may not have been lit, as you see there is no sun on the rest of its body--impeccable timing and photo. #5628832

Dean Campbell level-classic April 11, 2008

Awesome job of capturing this hawk in mid-flight the way you did. Great lighting, composition, sharpness and detail displayed in this nature shot! #5774775

Richard P. Lussier April 11, 2008

Thank you very much Dean!
You are quite tne nature photographer yourself (having visited your gallery recently), so this is a highly appreciated compliment!

Bill Knaps May 01, 2008

What is a beautiful shot Richard. Bill K #5870574

Richard P. Lussier May 08, 2008

Thanks much Bill, I look forward to shooting with you in September! #5900425

Nancy L. Green level-classic September 30, 2008

WOW Richard, GREAT shot and so great to see you again!! <>< #6532236

Richard P. Lussier September 30, 2008

Thanks Nancy, and it was really good to see you and Chuck again! I look forward to our next shoot ( whenever that may be :) ) #6534408

To discuss, first log in or sign up (buttons are at top center of page).

Get Constructive Critiques

Sign up for an interactive online photography course to get critiques on your photos.


Did You Know?

Discussions by Category: You can view photo discussions on various themes in the Community > Photo Discussions section of the site.

BetterPhoto Websites: If you see an orange website link directly under the photographer's name, it's totally okay. It's not spam. The reason: BetterPhoto is the one that offers these personal photography websites. We are supporting our clients with those links.

Unavailable EXIF: If there is no other information but 'Unavailable' in the EXIF (meaning no EXIF data exists with the photo), the 'Unavailable' blurb is not displayed. If there is any info, it shows. Many photos have the EXIF stripped out when people modify the image and resave it, before uploading.


The following truth is one of the core philosophies of BetterPhoto:

I hear, I forget.
I see, I remember.
I do, I understand.

You learn by doing. Take your next online photography class. Editor's Pick

Copyright for this gallery photo belongs solely to Richard P. Lussier.
Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the expressed, written permission of the photographer.
Log in to follow or message this photographer or report this photo.