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Happy Friday FM'ers.
The following shots were taken at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge (SNWR) on the last day of 2013. They were shot from inside of my car since you're not allowed to get out of your car at SNWR. I was lucky to run into this but the fact that I switched from 1.4X to 2.0X TC in the midst of it making it too much of a lens resulting in less keepers but nonetheless, I'm still happy with what I got. Thought of sharing with everyone here.

1. When I got to the scene, the hawk was already enjoying its fresh kill.
Another hawk was in the back but keeps its distance - most likely only dare enough to wait for leftover.

1DX | 600mm + 1.4X TC = 840mm | f/5.6 | 1/1600s | ISO2000 | Manual

2. This was when I switched from 1.4X to 2.0X TC to get closer shots of the hawk enjoying its meal.

1DX | 600mm + 2.0X TC = 1200mm | f/9 | 1/640s | ISO2000 | Manual

3. It's always on a constant lookout for any threats.

1DX | 600mm + 2.0X TC = 1200mm | f/9 | 1/640s | ISO2000 | Manual

4. Gore warning..

1DX | 600mm + 2.0X TC = 1200mm | f/9 | 1/800s | ISO2000 | Manual

5. A Dark Morph (do correct me if I'm wrong) appeared from nowhere creating a chaos kicking the eating hawk into the water.

1DX | 600mm + 2.0X TC = 1200mm | f/9 | 1/800s | ISO2000 | Manual

6. The battle began to get more intense.

1DX | 600mm + 2.0X TC = 1200mm | f/9 | 1/800s | ISO2000 | Manual

7. It didn't take long for them to get into a real battle. Unfortunately, I lost a lot of shots here with the 2.0X TC on and being confined inside the car..

1DX | 600mm + 2.0X TC = 1200mm | f/9 | 1/800s | ISO2000 | Manual

8. The dark morph won and happily claimed the prize as the other hawk backed off and kept its distance.

1DX | 600mm + 2.0X TC = 1200mm | f/8 | 1/1600s | ISO3200 | Manual

9. It dragged the prey further away from the bank.

1DX | 600mm + 2.0X TC = 1200mm | f/8 | 1/1600s | ISO3200 | Manual

10. Just to eliminate any further threats from the loser altogether, the dark morph hawk gave another chase..

1DX | 600mm + 2.0X TC = 1200mm | f/9 | 1/800s | ISO2000 | Manual

11. and off taking away the trophy..
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1DX | 600mm + 2.0X TC = 1200mm | f/8 | 1/1600s | ISO3200 | Manual

12. The Northern Shoveler was not too happy about it.. The End.

1DX | 600mm + 2.0X TC = 1200mm | f/8 | 1/1600s | ISO3200 | Manual

Hope you enjoyed the short series.
Phoo



Jan 24, 2014 at 07:08 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · The Ducktales [12]


Outstanding in every way Phoo

Ted



Jan 24, 2014 at 07:11 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · The Ducktales [12]


Wow an awesome series ..... Awe the poor sweet duck :*(
BeeBalm




Jan 24, 2014 at 07:46 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · The Ducktales [12]


unreal good!!! take care my friend.


Jan 24, 2014 at 11:14 PM
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I wonder if he took that head home and mounted it on the wall!!

Super work Phoo!! I know how frustrating that had to be to have too much tc on Been there and done that!!

This is such an amazing series, you did an excellent job, my hat is off to you Nature gave you a gift that day and you nailed it!

Tim



Jan 24, 2014 at 11:25 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · The Ducktales [12]


It's times like this I realize being a duck is not all it's quacked up to be...

An excellent action series that tells the story well Phoo ~ Ron



Jan 25, 2014 at 01:37 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · The Ducktales [12]


great action set Phoo


Jan 25, 2014 at 01:47 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · The Ducktales [12]


Fantastic set Phoo!!

Birdie



Jan 25, 2014 at 01:47 AM
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Well, that is one terrific sequence Phoo!! Very well captured and presented.


Jan 25, 2014 at 01:54 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · The Ducktales [12]


Amazing set, Phoo

- Tam



Jan 25, 2014 at 03:11 AM
 

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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · The Ducktales [12]


Really fine work on this wonderful sequence and set Phoo.
In addition to the action pics... I really like both 8 and 9.
Very well done.

Kirk



Jan 25, 2014 at 06:48 AM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · The Ducktales [12]


Fine detail and story. Very visceral!


Jan 25, 2014 at 06:52 AM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · The Ducktales [12]


Spectacular series and images Phoo!


Jan 25, 2014 at 07:36 AM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · The Ducktales [12]


Very nice.


Jan 25, 2014 at 03:33 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · The Ducktales [12]


Terrific Phoo!

Paul.



Jan 25, 2014 at 08:23 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · The Ducktales [12]


What an amazing series of images Phoo. This is not only a great documentary set but excellent photography as well. I wouldn't beat yourself up too much regarding the 2x tc.
Eric



Jan 25, 2014 at 08:47 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · The Ducktales [12]


Fantastic shots Phoo, well done
David



Jan 26, 2014 at 07:50 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · The Ducktales [12]


Amazing series, Phoo, and you captured it expertly!


Jan 27, 2014 at 12:51 AM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · The Ducktales [12]


Poor duck Nice shots though


Jan 27, 2014 at 12:55 AM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · The Ducktales [12]


Wonderful set Phoo. Thank you for the anatomy lesson!

Morris



Jan 27, 2014 at 01:03 AM
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