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2nd PlaceHawkeyed
Rissa


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Challenge: Free Study VIII (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR DG IF-ED
Location: SF Zoo
Date: Mar 26, 2005
Aperture: 4
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Apr 7, 2005

Harris Hawk, taken at the San Francisco Zoo. I think he was fantasizing about eating me. :)

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 507
Avg (all users): 7.5388
Avg (commenters): 8.3721
Avg (participants): 7.4474
Avg (non-participants): 7.8545
Views since voting: 30652
Views during voting: 402
Votes: 245
Comments: 101
Favorites: 32 (view)


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12/14/2010 05:21:20 PM
Captivating.
-K
01/02/2009 05:40:55 AM
Like Magnetic9999 I too saw sadness but first I saw confusion. I looked several times and saw several different emotions. This is truly a treasure of a photograph. Congratulations, Rissa.
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03/31/2006 08:06:22 AM
Apt that I make a comment on this now after elsapo's tribute to you, Tribute to Rissa in the Deja Vu II Challenge. This is still one of my favorite DPC photographs, and one of the first I added to my Favorites. The centered composition and simple coloring coupled with the straight down the barrel stare, make this such an excellent photograph.

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05/06/2005 08:38:39 AM
Fantastic shot - very intense!
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05/04/2005 08:42:13 PM
huuu he/she almost came out from my monitor..... and looked inside me
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05/02/2005 01:53:17 PM
Great color texture, eye highlight etc... wonderful job.
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04/30/2005 03:48:51 PM
Originally posted by Rissa:

Originally posted by bryanbrazil:

Hey, nice to see a fellow northern Californian win! I've taken a lot of photos at the SF Zoo, but never of this hawk. Did you shoot this through a metal cage?


Thanks! I shot this about four feet away from the hawk, who was out in the open tethered to a post. So no cages involved. It was in the children's zoo area, where they sometimes have birds out on display.
04/30/2005 01:27:41 PM
Normally they say not to use centered composition but how could you not with a shot like this. Very well done and post processed. I am still wondering how you eliminated the cage its kept in without seeing it in the foregroung. Please let us know the technique or where you inside the cage for the shot.
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04/29/2005 03:26:55 PM
Amazing detail. Congratulations.
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04/29/2005 02:20:30 PM
Lovely details and the gaze of the hawk is somehow unsettling.....
Great pic
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04/29/2005 12:24:35 PM
Congratulations! This is awesome. Hope to see more of your work in the win column in the future!
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04/28/2005 08:19:36 PM
Lol! Nice comment, that's amusing.
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04/27/2005 10:54:33 PM
Originally posted by bryanbrazil:

Hey, nice to see a fellow northern Californian win! I've taken a lot of photos at the SF Zoo, but never of this hawk. Did you shoot this through a metal cage?


Thanks! I shot this about four feet away from the hawk, who was out in the open tethered to a post. So no cages involved. It was in the children's zoo area, where they sometimes have birds out on display.
04/27/2005 07:29:12 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon with this great capture of intensity!
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04/27/2005 06:24:46 PM
Hey, nice to see a fellow northern Californian win! I've taken a lot of photos at the SF Zoo, but never of this hawk. Did you shoot this through a metal cage?
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04/26/2005 08:32:18 PM
pjterrell - I used a Nikon 70-200mm VR lens - it's a wonderful lens, very sharp and the VR is excellent.
04/26/2005 07:34:59 PM
congrats on the ribbon.
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04/26/2005 05:47:51 PM
I loved this shot - very nice & congratulations!
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04/26/2005 05:36:02 PM
I love the gaze and expression. Congrats on your red
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04/26/2005 05:02:17 PM
Nice red ribbon!
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04/26/2005 01:29:34 PM
Could I ask what lens you used to shoot this? Great shot!!!
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04/26/2005 12:58:38 PM
Just three challenges and already a ribbon! You have real talent! Congratulations on an excellent capture.
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04/26/2005 12:08:26 PM
Congrats on the win! I gave it a 10, which bird shots usually don't get from me.... but this is no ordinary bird shot!
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04/26/2005 11:54:40 AM
A "killer" image that wants to rub nose with the viewer. Congratulations on your red.
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04/26/2005 10:43:32 AM
Way to go Rissa! Nice photo; congratulations on the ribbon!
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04/26/2005 08:54:28 AM
congrats on the red ribbon, it is a great shot, well done
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04/26/2005 08:07:38 AM
Great image and worthy ribbon winner,
Congratulations.
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04/26/2005 07:51:37 AM
One of my faves this challenge for sure! Congrats and good work!
TC

Message edited by author 2005-04-26 07:52:29.
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04/26/2005 07:36:24 AM
For some reason, I see sadness in this bird's eyes.
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04/26/2005 07:33:23 AM
Good job.
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04/26/2005 07:33:06 AM
I saw one of these in flight recently at our local zoo and the beauty of it was amazing. Great capture of the intent expression of this species.
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04/26/2005 07:29:59 AM
I love those intense stares! Congrats!!
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04/26/2005 07:13:33 AM
congratulations
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04/26/2005 07:07:11 AM
Oh, Marissa!!! Congratulations on such an awesome photograph and your first ribbon!!! This was my favorite and I am SO glad it won!!

SandyP
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04/26/2005 06:52:54 AM
Congratulations on the Red.
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04/26/2005 05:08:02 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon, well done.
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04/26/2005 04:55:41 AM
Another great shot, congrats on the ribbon.
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04/26/2005 04:18:48 AM
I said this was a winner and it so deserved to be Congrats on your Ribbon
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04/26/2005 03:48:06 AM
Congratulations Rissa!
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04/26/2005 03:26:11 AM
great focus...congratulations !
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04/26/2005 02:16:47 AM
Great job and congrats on the ribbon!
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04/26/2005 01:46:09 AM
Fantastic shot!!! Congrats on your well deserved ribbon Rissa.
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04/26/2005 01:27:04 AM
Great capture, well deserved ribbon, congratulations !
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04/26/2005 01:07:36 AM
Congratulations for a well deserved ribbon :))
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04/26/2005 01:07:35 AM
great shot
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04/26/2005 12:58:45 AM
Thanks to all who commented! It is much appreciated. I am very pleased with how this photo turned out. Of course, I had a marvelous subject to shoot, who seemed to be fascinated by the camera. :)
04/26/2005 12:48:17 AM
congrats on your first ribbon :)
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04/26/2005 12:46:12 AM
Wow Rissa, only your 3rd challenge and you're grabbing ribbons already!? Congratulations! It's an awesome capture.
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04/26/2005 12:42:24 AM
What an amazing photo !! Well done.
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04/26/2005 12:35:18 AM
Well done, love the composition! congrats!
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04/26/2005 12:12:38 AM
Congrats on 2nd.
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04/26/2005 12:11:24 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon Marissa!
You have helped make the home page for the birds! LOL
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04/26/2005 12:06:06 AM
Awesome! Not a badthing to say about this one - VERY well deserved. Congrats on your first of many ribbons!
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04/26/2005 12:05:29 AM
good one, congratulations!
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04/26/2005 12:04:06 AM
This is a fascinating shot and fantastic photography!! Great winners this time around.
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04/26/2005 12:02:01 AM
well done!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/25/2005 11:35:19 PM
Lose the border and this is nearly perfect!
TC
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04/25/2005 10:54:04 PM
I like the image, but i'm not a fan of the yellow border.
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04/25/2005 08:15:50 PM
Awesome picture! The focus and depth of field are amazing! 10
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04/25/2005 07:55:53 PM
wow! that's one mean gaze you caught there. excellent, incredible, amazing capture. i might be going out on a limb here, but i really think i see a sign for the nc raptor center in one of the catchlights ;-)
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04/25/2005 07:53:01 PM
almost too sharp
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04/25/2005 05:51:09 PM
What a great close up love that stare. The lighting is a tad harsh between the eyes.8
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04/25/2005 02:17:42 PM
You don`t need 3D glasses for this one. Very good.9
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04/25/2005 09:24:23 AM
Wonderful textures. Almost to close for comfort, I get the chills looking at this photograph.
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04/24/2005 11:52:47 PM
"killer" eyes...punn intended...gl with challenge ... 9
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04/24/2005 06:41:10 PM
good title. did he bite hard :)
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04/24/2005 05:39:55 PM
What a face. Love the direct on look. The focus is perfect too. Well done.
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04/24/2005 04:02:42 PM
a lot to like here -- crisp details fade pleasingly into a blur, punch of yellow adds interest, centered composition works well. one of my favorites in this challenge
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04/24/2005 01:47:44 PM
Cool shot.
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04/24/2005 10:05:28 AM
what a lovely face!
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04/24/2005 07:01:20 AM
Perfect DOF & colours
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04/24/2005 02:02:26 AM
great look. a litle wider shot with more depth of focus would ave been perfect.
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04/24/2005 01:59:30 AM
yikes. it is going to eat me!!! I love this.
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04/23/2005 09:42:55 PM
Outstanding detail!! What an amazing shot.
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04/23/2005 01:30:01 PM
The old saying is that one should get the eyes sharp. You've certainly achieved that here. I like this a lot.
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04/23/2005 07:46:44 AM
Wow! It bothers me though that the eye's aren't sharp.
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04/22/2005 10:23:12 PM
One Word, awesome... Where was this taken and what kind of lense? Did you use a tripod? Nice job. 8
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04/22/2005 11:21:39 AM
Awesome!
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04/22/2005 10:47:17 AM
Border was not necessary for this beautiful photo !
I really like the impression to be in front of him (her ?).
Well done ! My best wishes for the challenge !
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04/22/2005 03:13:54 AM
You lookin at me? Great shot - color, texture, detail, composition is perfect.
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04/21/2005 10:21:00 AM
Solid 10! nise shallow DOF. I am lite afraid of it :)
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04/21/2005 08:16:10 AM
Man, it seems like the bird photographers came out in full force in thie challenge. You and the Turkey vulture shot seem tied for a ribbon in my book. Amazing! You're insane if you don't already have a print uploaded.
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04/21/2005 05:52:45 AM
wow! this is a winner such a close up detail is great well done
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04/21/2005 02:47:31 AM
Oh my, wonderful! Impressive picture, impressive bird. Full marks.
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04/20/2005 10:43:55 PM
Is this hawk looking cross-eyed? I think you got a bit to close (lol). Talk about being in your face! Super job!
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04/20/2005 09:09:02 PM
Outstanding
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04/20/2005 08:55:19 PM
wow, you must have a great zoom lens
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04/20/2005 04:13:17 PM
absolutely amazing!!
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04/20/2005 12:53:53 PM
Great hawk head study..love the intensity and filling of the frame.
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04/20/2005 09:33:26 AM
Technically Perfect. Truly stunning. My only reason for giving 9, not 10, is because I am seeing it against another stunning bird shot, that I marginally prefer for compositional reasons (not to say that this is not great compositionally) and I want to distinguish between the pictures. Purely personal preference.
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04/20/2005 12:00:20 AM
looks like a perfect 10 winner to me! fab!!
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04/19/2005 10:40:04 PM
Great capture. I am predicting a blue ribbon.
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04/19/2005 07:36:49 PM
Wow. This is incredible. Great centered composition.
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04/19/2005 05:40:32 PM
OhmyGOODNESS!!!!! How AMAZING!!!! It is so striking that it takes you back when it first opens up. The clarity of the feathers, and those eyes, and the bright yellow! The more I write and look at it, the more I think it might be my favorite in the whole 507 bunch!!! I REALLY love this! You did SUCH a good job!!! I wish I could vote 13, but unfortunately, it has to just settle for 10.
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04/19/2005 01:09:39 PM
very nice
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04/19/2005 11:15:52 AM
Wow!!! Just a small bump on the contrast would make this image pop right out at you even more so. Superb detail and capture!
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04/19/2005 10:21:09 AM
Wow. All I can say is Wow. My highest score of the challenge.
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04/19/2005 10:20:51 AM
WOW! 10
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04/19/2005 09:31:42 AM
Very good photo, but you shouldn't have this yellow border, the photo looses contrast with it. I would prefer a black border that I think will bring more contrast to the photo.
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04/19/2005 02:11:52 AM
Fantastic facial detail. Like the colors and composition. Frame fits.
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04/19/2005 12:41:13 AM
Wow, this is a beautiful photo, the eyes are stunning!
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