Couple Ducks + Hawk with Mouse on the menu
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Thomas Sanders
Registered: Aug 17, 2008
Total Posts: 15697
Country: United States

Had the gear pointed down in the shadows waiting on some little ones to come out into the light. This Drake came strafing in and I had zero time to adjust so made this one at 1/400 sec













#2
Must have been over a hundred Wigeon at the marina, nice to see them back!













#3
Had a very slim window to get a look at this Redtail, he saw me and couldn't decide whether to fly away or keep eating.









Exif Intact
Tom


Rob Tillyer
Registered: Nov 17, 2007
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Country: Canada

Three beauties Tom, my what a background on the mallard.

Rob



morris
Registered: May 22, 2002
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Super work Tom. I love the background of the first photo.

Morris



sritri
Registered: Jul 04, 2004
Total Posts: 3334
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Wowies Tom



broncoholic
Registered: Apr 18, 2012
Total Posts: 316
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Outstanding!

The first one is just unreal!

~Mike~



dorian
Registered: Feb 20, 2011
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i agree with morris, the background in the first shot is great. the hawk tearing up the rodent is fun too!

dorian



mike717
Registered: May 02, 2004
Total Posts: 8117
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Nice work on these Tom!



Tim Kuhn
Registered: Nov 29, 2006
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This was funny, I was going through posts that I had open in tabs and I got to this one. I saw the Mallard Drake and thought "Tom" and then thought you didn't have any open posts. Amazing what I can forget in 10 minutes

Like I said, 1 has your skillful prints all over buddy. I knew it was yours from first blush.
Good to see the Wigies are back, I can almost hear that inane whistling Beautitul flyer!
Oh the Hawk, you captured the raw nature of this scene splendidly Tom. What a shot

I want a piece of this action

Tim



Shasoc
Registered: Aug 24, 2005
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Real excellent work, with a beautiful bg that really sets of the sharpness of the bird in the first two shots.
Socrate



KCollett
Registered: Jul 02, 2010
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Nice looking set Tom.



birdied
Registered: May 02, 2010
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Fantastic set Tom !!

Birdie



Karl Witt
Registered: Jul 11, 2007
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Could I see #1 BIGGER please

Geeeesh Tom that is one saweeeeet image with your opener. Now all that glamor in the BG is an added bonus but what a lovely shot the more simple one makes in #2 for the Wigeon. I like your choice of BG's for these two different subjects and I am 'sure' that was intentional

I think you rudely interrupted dinner! Off with his head I say
Wowza!
Karl



eyelaser
Registered: Oct 29, 2005
Total Posts: 19988
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The background on that first one is siiiiiiiiiick! The colors are almost impossible and so complimentary to the ducks. the foreground in the last is almost as sick....reminds me of Rosemary's Baby when Ruth Gordon invites Mia Farrow over for Chocolate Mouse!
I won't short change #2...a mighty fine image that just happens to get squeezed between heaven and Earth.
Eric



codroy
Registered: Jul 14, 2012
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Nice shots...loved the second one..!!



kmunroe
Registered: Feb 02, 2010
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nicely done Tom .. #1 for me.. i especially like the BG



surfnron
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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I like 'em all Tom ~ Ron



Jase1125
Registered: Jan 12, 2011
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That mallard is outstanding. Would look great as the wallpaper on my 27" monitor. That background is something.



David Leask
Registered: Nov 19, 2003
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Country: United Kingdom

Nice ones Tom. The IF ducks are perfect. Well done on the RT as well
David



hnilsson
Registered: Dec 26, 2004
Total Posts: 7312
Country: Canada

Yup, very cool. Glad the hawk stuck around for a shot!!

H



Howard Kearley
Registered: Jul 16, 2008
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Country: United Kingdom

Sweet shots,

Howard



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