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Duane N
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Normally I wouldn't go out with the threat of rain but after coming up empty most of the nice weekend we had I was desperate.

Another photographer and I were in no mans land (the furthest point from where we parked) when we saw the rain moving in so we decided to take shelter in a near-by building. As we approached the building I saw my favorite subject as of late sitting nicely on a fallen tree in an open field.

1. Riding out the storm.

http://www.3rdicreations.com/img/s9/v88/p1644531027-5.jpg

2. Spin cycle

http://www.3rdicreations.com/img/s10/v114/p1800636041-5.jpg

3. Fluff cycle

http://www.3rdicreations.com/img/s8/v76/p1768378281-5.jpg

4. More spinning

http://www.3rdicreations.com/img/s8/v82/p1747653218-5.jpg

5. The sun eventually came back out and the hawk started preening

http://www.3rdicreations.com/img/s9/v86/p1686328103-5.jpg

6. I don't know why I took this shot but I did. I titled it "Tools of the trade"

http://www.3rdicreations.com/img/s10/v110/p1878518246-4.jpg

7. How the Red-tailed Hawk gets it's name

http://www.3rdicreations.com/img/s9/v97/p1765493480-5.jpg

8. Portrait

http://www.3rdicreations.com/img/s10/v98/p1673021719-4.jpg


Here are a few short videos from the encounter.

1. Just hanging out waiting for the rain to stop.

http://www.3rdicreations.com/p773589702/e651c469d

2. Marathon preening session. He was really getting into it.

http://www.3rdicreations.com/p773589702/e6be53a86

3. The hawk was eating Cicadas emerging from the ground while we were there but it had several opportunities to catch a Squirrel but it only watched them walk around in front of it. I thought for sure I was going to be able to photograph another kill series but the hawk never left the branch.

http://www.3rdicreations.com/p773589702/e6b984ce4

Thanks for looking.

Duane



Jul 23, 2013 at 10:55 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Hawk in a thunderstorm.


A wonderful series of photographs!!!! Outstanding!!!


Jul 23, 2013 at 11:17 AM
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A very interesting and well executed Duane. #5 is pretty neat.


Jul 23, 2013 at 12:32 PM
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Fine work Duane. You took a poor opportunity and made beauty out of it!

Tim



Jul 23, 2013 at 01:13 PM
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Awesome and lovely!!
BeeBalm



Jul 23, 2013 at 01:50 PM
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Great set Duane.

Rob



Jul 23, 2013 at 01:54 PM
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Outstanding series.......great work, and nicely "up close," which I really like.

Unusual shots that really tell a good story, love it!

Gene



Jul 23, 2013 at 02:54 PM
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Nice series of shots...interesting video too...all it needed was Ray Charles singing, "Shake Your Tail Feather,"
I guess the Cicadas were easier to catch...and you don't get to eat those very often.



Jul 23, 2013 at 04:40 PM
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Very nice set Duane. Enjoyed the videos as well

Birdie



Jul 23, 2013 at 06:00 PM
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Fabulous shots Duane, excellent detail and colours
David



Jul 23, 2013 at 08:15 PM
 

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Very nice images: sharp, colorful... and an interesting storyline.


Jul 23, 2013 at 09:08 PM
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Thank you everyone,,,this hawk certainly makes it easier on me seeing how cooperative it is.


Jul 23, 2013 at 11:18 PM
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Terrific series, Duane, made all the more fun by the narrative and the experience. Terrific images of a charismatic species. ~Greg


Jul 23, 2013 at 11:49 PM
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Nice set. I especially like the last 3


Jul 24, 2013 at 12:10 AM
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Very nice Duane. I like them all, but 3, 5, and 8 stand out ~ Ron


Jul 24, 2013 at 12:25 AM
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2, 3, 6, 7, and 8 are outstanding Duane

Morris



Jul 24, 2013 at 01:16 AM
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Great set!


Jul 25, 2013 at 12:29 AM
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Great series Duane, got some good light and some character from the rain and I enjoyed it all!

Karl



Jul 25, 2013 at 02:07 AM
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Very nice set Duane,

I think the rain adds something, looks like the light was ok considering.

3, 5 and 8 are my picks. I like the talon shots too.

Paul.



Jul 25, 2013 at 04:29 PM
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Great set, Duane... Nice work getting close!


Jul 25, 2013 at 08:18 PM
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