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Angry Bird
Angry Bird

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Challenge: Free Study 2013-10 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Location: Cape May NJ
Date: Oct 31, 2013
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/1250
Galleries: Birds
Date Uploaded: Oct 31, 2013

Immature Red Tail Hawk. Just 30 minutes before this photo was taken, this Hawk was in mid migration south for the winter. The raptor banding team at Cape May New Jersey had set a trap for him and any other Raptors that were moving south. There were 'lure' birds that were restrained but able to move, put in place where these sharp eyed hunters were sure to spot them. Once the Hawk came down for his free lunch, a spring net was launched over him and he was then captured and measured, weighed and banded. Here he is just before being released. He was a very Angry Bird indeed!

Post: Thanks for the generous votes and kind comments.

Place: 9 out of 177
Avg (all users): 6.7033
Avg (commenters): 8.4000
Avg (participants): 6.6618
Avg (non-participants): 6.8261
Views since voting: 564
Views during voting: 184
Votes: 91
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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11/08/2013 01:32:57 PM
Great 'educational' study. Terrific image.
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11/08/2013 08:39:31 AM
This is one for the portfolio. Very close, sharp, great detail and expression. I don't know that I've ever seen such detail in a birds tongue (just saying). You've got to be proud of this shot.

Message edited by author 2013-11-08 08:40:28.
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11/08/2013 05:47:31 AM
Wow, Scott! Top Ten in a free Study! WTG. Congrats
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2013 11:40:08 PM
Amazing sharpness!
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11/07/2013 07:21:02 PM
Beautiful capture - great detail and lovely harmony of bird's colour and background.
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11/07/2013 06:13:44 PM
Fine detail and focus - gotta love that open beak and tongue! Title works, too. Top 10% for me. Already voted, back to comment.
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11/07/2013 08:19:57 AM
Very cool tongue he's got there ;-) Great detail on this bird.
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11/06/2013 07:15:10 PM
Nice and crisp. Good to see the whites aren't blown out by the harsh light. Love the fact that you captured the tongue so well.
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