Red Tailed Hawk

© Carol L. Fowler

Red Tailed Hawk

Uploaded: January 10, 2010 13:10:38 | Entered: September 15, 2014 18:20:45


submitted 1/10/10, animals. I saw this hawk fly up in a tree as I drove back from a local park yesterday, and fortunately had the camera with the right lens (100-400mm). I stopped and walked back to the tree to get this.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/800 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 360.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II


Linda A. Braddock level-classic January 10, 2010

Carol, Gorgeous Capture! This is beautiful, well done! #1225499

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe January 10, 2010

Fantastic find and beautifully captured, Carol. #8286909

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe January 10, 2010

He's a beauty - Outstanding capture of this very challenging subject! Jeff #8287021

Bonnie C. Lackey January 10, 2010

Love the comp on this super catch! Great job! #8287035

Monnie Ryan January 10, 2010

Terrific find -- you were in the right place at the right time with the right equipment! Well done! #8287073

James N. Carpenter January 10, 2010

Awsome capture Carol. Just beautiful. James #8287086

Ron McEwan January 10, 2010

Superior shot Carol, excellent dof for this long shot, very well captured as always. #8287100

JoAnn L. McCleeary level-deluxe January 10, 2010

Beautiful image, Carol. Nice clariy and great perspective. #8287236

Angie M. Davis January 10, 2010

This is beautiful, Carol! Very well done. #8287254

Amy M. Wilson January 10, 2010

Gorgeous bird, capture, colors and pov... love it, Carol!! #8287560

Barbara Waldoch level-classic January 10, 2010

You nailed him, Carol! #8287684

Val Feldman level-deluxe January 10, 2010

Couldn't be one iota better..beautiful shot, Carol - perfect everything! #8287703

Jack Ryan January 11, 2010

I had a similar photo op in our yard a couple days ago...but with very different results. The hawk flew away before I could get any shots...woe is me!!! Great work on this one, Carol. Excellent composition and outstanding detail and color. Very well done! #8288743

John Connolly January 11, 2010

How lucky can you be Carol, I always seem to have the lens I need back in the car! This is an excellent avian capture in every respect! #8289339

Patrick Rouzes level-classic January 11, 2010

Fantastic tones, detail, clarity, lighting, dof & comp here, Carol! WTG! #8289502

Fran J. Jagger January 11, 2010

Awesome capture.....WOW, Carol!! :) #8289768

Marty Straub January 12, 2010

Better photo nuthin'. These guys live at my house, and I've never seen a better photo of a hawk, not even from all of the photographers on Hawk Mountain, just a few miles away. You could start a whole new website, #8291961

Carol L. Fowler January 13, 2010

Thanks for the comments, everyone. I appreciate them. #8295110

Debra R. Harder January 14, 2010

Man-oh-man...this is incredible. A winner in my book all the way, Carol. FAVED again!! Deb #8296830

January 14, 2010

Great details for this red tailed hawk Carol. I have a few of them my self in my BP Gallery. I like your allot.

Brian #8298053

Christine Lobsinger level-classic January 15, 2010

GoReGeoUS Carol...

SMILING #8298998

Mark Dodge January 16, 2010

Awesome find. Perfectly photographed... as usual. Nice work Carol. #8302041

Sam Britt January 16, 2010

Terrific composition & detail, congrats on this EFP, Carol! #8302913

Liz blahh September 17, 2014

Excellent! #11136626

Mary K. Robison September 19, 2014

If ever there were a case for a re-submit, Carol, this is it. From the fantastic color-coordinated owl and tree, to the comp, clarity, and lovely dof, this couldn't be better. The EP's nice - Congrats on that. But the award beneath it should really be gold... #11137596

Wm Nosal October 10, 2014

Awesome Capture, Carol! #11155663

Nadia Paul October 29, 2014

Congrats on all your beautiful SFs Carol! #11170822

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict October 29, 2014

Beautiful capture, Carol!

Congrats on your finalist! #11171147

Bill Whala level-classic October 29, 2014

Congratulations on this awesome finalist, Carol!! Good luck in the next round. #11171299

Bill Whala level-classic October 29, 2014

Congratulations on this awesome finalist, Carol!! Good luck in the next round. #11171300

Nadia Paul October 29, 2014

Congrats on your wonderful finalist Carol! #11171418

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe October 30, 2014

Beautiful finalist. Congrats! #11171698

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe October 30, 2014

Huge congrats and very best luck with your awesome finalists, Carol!! #11172322

Emile Abbott level-deluxe October 30, 2014

Congratulations Carol on this fantastic finalist. #11172389

Patrick Rouzes level-classic October 30, 2014

BIG Congrats, Carol. GL, my friend.

Wm Nosal October 30, 2014

Congratulations, Carol! #11173036

Val Feldman level-deluxe October 30, 2014

Agree wholeheartedly with Mary's comment above. You took full advantage of a lucky encounter and captured it flawlessly. Very glad to see it back and hoping for Gold next under it. WTG, Montana!! #11173199

Liz blahh October 31, 2014

Congrats on your beautiful finalist! #11173871

Carol Eade level-addict November 01, 2014

Beautiful animal finalist, Carol. Congratulations! #11175490

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