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The Hunter
3rd PlaceThe Hunter

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Challenge: Portrait Of A Wild Bird (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Location: Burlington, Ontario
Date: Dec 22, 2009
Aperture: f 7.1
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/2500
Galleries: Birds
Date Uploaded: Dec 26, 2009

Taken at Lasalle Park, in Burlington On.
I think I got a bit lucky on this shot.This young Redtail is quite used to people, as he frequents a busy park with lots of traffic, didn't seem to mind us photogs, and actually flew towards me as I was shooting. Very ususual for these birds.
Thanks to all for the votes and comments.

Place: 3 out of 138
Avg (all users): 7.2741
Avg (commenters): 8.9130
Avg (participants): 7.2029
Avg (non-participants): 7.3125
Views since voting: 7111
Views during voting: 467
Votes: 197
Comments: 40
Favorites: 8 (view)

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01/06/2010 08:28:21 PM
What a catch, very nicely done. Congratulations on the ribbon, you earned it.
01/06/2010 10:54:01 AM
01/05/2010 09:40:44 PM
Great shot and congrats on your ribbon.
01/05/2010 10:52:15 AM
A Very Very awsome shot. nice work.
01/04/2010 08:00:10 PM
Congratulations. A fantastic shot.
01/04/2010 06:35:14 PM
Totally Awesome! Amazing he flew towards you..
Superb shot!!
01/04/2010 05:49:55 PM
Congrats on your yellow. Way to focus on the head and eyes.
01/04/2010 05:24:44 PM
excellent capture! CONGRATS on YR..this was one of the best in the challenge!!
01/04/2010 02:17:13 PM
Well done. Congrats.
01/04/2010 12:56:53 PM
Wow, well done! Congratulations on your yellow.
01/04/2010 11:51:48 AM
Congrats on a very well-deserved ribbon! WOW!
01/04/2010 09:47:17 AM
SUPERB Capture !!! Congrats on the ribbon.
01/04/2010 08:49:42 AM
This is so amazing! Congratulations on 3rd place! Quite an honor in a challenge like this with so many spectacular photos!

01/04/2010 08:11:50 AM
01/04/2010 04:43:15 AM
Congratulations on a spectacular shot and the ribbon is especially noteworthy given all the incredible competition. Well done!
01/04/2010 01:35:08 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon - great capture.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/03/2010 10:24:01 PM
that is some concentration going on there...beautiful
01/03/2010 04:33:57 PM
Wow - nice shot! Sharp face and well isolated from a distracting background.
01/03/2010 11:09:14 AM
Good flight shot; very intimidating fellow!
01/02/2010 03:39:28 AM
I'll have to take your word for it that is a wild bird, and my vote has to based on that fact. As a true wildlife photo this is incredible. A quibble though, and I feel worth revisiting the edit - there is some obvious haloing around the top of the hawk's head.
01/01/2010 08:38:32 AM
12/31/2009 01:37:53 PM
12/30/2009 05:49:09 PM
Outstanding job capturing this.
12/30/2009 04:33:26 PM
Wow! That's a ribbon for sure! How did you get such a sharp shot of a bird moving toward you?!!!
12/30/2009 02:03:49 PM
Wow! Great capture! Good comp, 9.
12/30/2009 01:43:24 PM
Wow, not that's scary. Have you got any eyes left? :) He looks like he does not appreciate having his picture taken. Outstanding bird photo!
12/29/2009 11:51:08 PM
good luck 10
12/29/2009 08:42:49 PM
Amazing shot. The fact that the bird is looking at you really makes this image. Well done!
12/29/2009 07:48:39 PM
Really great capture.
12/29/2009 06:10:17 PM
Wow...he looks so strong and powerful. 10
12/29/2009 05:39:28 PM
great focus.
12/29/2009 01:14:49 PM
What an absolutely stunning shot. Everything is here to earn a well deserved ribbon. Congrats.
12/29/2009 01:08:58 AM
Wow, tell me you did not use taxidermy and invisible fishing lines to hang it still:) -->I wish I had this rapid autofocus (or was that manual?).
12/28/2009 10:30:07 PM
Very nice, I want to know more! The image is exposed wonderfully, even if the little white feathers under the wing are blown out. The shutter speed is perfect, and the bird is clearly looking at the camera. Well done.
12/28/2009 03:06:40 PM
Nice Capture. Hard to get them in flight.
12/28/2009 02:20:08 PM
Wow, I don't know how you managed this one, but great shot.
12/28/2009 01:24:16 PM
'In Your Face' would of been another title. Amazing image. Really wonderful shooting.
12/28/2009 08:38:28 AM
Wonderful catch ! Watch out...
12/28/2009 08:22:26 AM
12/28/2009 03:07:15 AM
Great dramatic shot.

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