Checking the Pond
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Thomas Sanders
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RobAmy wrote:
Well done Tom


Thanks Rob!

Tom



Thomas Sanders
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Karl Witt wrote:
From peaceful to all havoc cutting loose!

I was enjoying the serenity of the YL and then the next shot got me going, amazes me what birds actually harass hawks to no end. I think those birds know to stay on the high side for safety, those are beautiful shots of the hawk and #3 is great sight to see with the stretch from toe to wing tip, very cool shot Tom

I hope something good comes from the pond draining

Karl


+1 on the pond buddy, thanks for the look see and fine words my friend

Tom



Thomas Sanders
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Podargus01 wrote:
An excellent set, Tom - just love the last two action shots.
Lindsay


Thanks and happy they appealed Linsay

Tom



Thomas Sanders
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KCollett wrote:
Lovely work Tom! The last image is fantastic. Well done.


@ Ken

Tom



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surfnron wrote:
I like them all Tom. the last shot is my pick ~ Ron


Thank you Ron, like that one too

Tom



Thomas Sanders
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KirkB wrote:
Went by the pond to see how much water they had drained out (quite a bit) I'll say it again... "that sux!"

Great pose with the leg up of the Yellow-legs in some sweet light buddy... good call on gettin' out in the mud.
Cool shot of the other demon bird harassing the RTH... RTH seems totally not bothered at all.
Perfect exposures on the last 2 with beautiful detail... would love to see a video of his escape.

Thanks for sharing your visit to the vanishing pond.
Great stuff!

Kirk


Yeah buddy
Oh well nothing for it so I'll hope for the best after they do their thing.

Appreciate the great compliment friend Kirk, fun times with the young Hawk

Tom



Thomas Sanders
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kmunroe wrote:
great set Tom .. i enjoyed them all


Glad you liked em Kenny and thanks!

Tom



Thomas Sanders
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raymondjbarlow wrote:
cool shots Tom, sure looks like fun.


Was fun to see Ray, thanks for the look buddy

Tom



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CDaescher wrote:
Nice shooting, Tom.
The Yellowlegs is a beauty and I love the very unusual pose in #3.
The story reminds me of a cat I know. He is fully grown and easily scared off by wood pigeons.
Chris


would love to see that cat interaction

Thanks for the nod on the YL Chris, appreciate the nice words

Tom



Thomas Sanders
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Charlie Shugart wrote:
An excellent set, Tom.
I particularly like seeing the crow harassing the hawk- although I'm surprised that it looks like he's attacking with his claws. Those are for perching and walking on. I'd think he'd have his beak out front so he could peck the hawk.
Charlie


Thank you Charlie!
I have seen the scenario the other way round before and it's amazing how fast and cagey in flight a Crow can be

Tom



Thomas Sanders
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David Leask wrote:
Great set Tom. Well done on capturing the crow / hawk action
David


Thanks David, not the best light but I appreciate the nod on the shot

Tom



morris
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Super images Tom. I've found that wading out to the sand pipers allows me to get close and they ignore me unlike when I'm on land.

Morris



slopoki
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Nice set Tom.
Rick



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