A little luck never hurts.

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Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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I generally don't believe in luck when out shooting. You have to know when and where to be to get the shots. However, there may be some luck involved when something unexpected presents itself to your lens.

I got lucky yesterday. After my morning shoot, I returned home, cut the grass one last time, and did a few chores around the house. I then headed out to run some errands. About .25 miles from my house I passed a small field, and there was a RSH in the field fairly close to the road. I turned around in the next driveway and hurried home for my gear. As I returned, there was a lady pushing a stroller past the field. Without looking, I knew the hawk would be gone, but it had flown to a power line. I know the people who own the field, so I pulled off the road and walked towards the hawk. I didn't get too close, but managed two shots I did like.

Somehow my f stop was set at 10 - I don't normally shoot much past wide open??

Thanx for looking, and as always, C&C appreciated ~ Ron

Registered: Oct 29, 2005
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Super shots Ron with great wing spread on that second one.

Registered: Apr 18, 2012
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Wow, really nice Ron!

Both are good but for me, #1 is the shot!


Registered: Oct 22, 2004
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Sweet, Ron...well worth the trip back for the gear!

Registered: Mar 10, 2010
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Nice captures Ron! No 1 for me also. Wow!

Registered: Jul 02, 2010
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Nice images Ron. I like the second best.

Registered: Jul 18, 2006
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Wacky roger

Mark Cronin
Registered: Nov 05, 2011
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Great job Ron,
I really like the first.


Rob Tillyer
Registered: Nov 17, 2007
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Very nice Ron. Lucky is good.


Herb Houghton
Registered: Feb 15, 2007
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Nice ones Ron, I like that first one.

Registered: Oct 14, 2012
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#1 is very nice.

Registered: Sep 13, 2004
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David Leask
Registered: Nov 19, 2003
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Beauties Ron, both of them. Good job.

Ted ellis
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Registered: May 02, 2010
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Wonderful shots Ron ! Like them both.


Registered: Feb 02, 2010
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#1 for me Ron

Registered: May 23, 2008
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Whoo! Keeping your eyes open is better than luck and you were clearly doing that! But I would certainly have considered myself lucky, especially for the first one.

Registered: Aug 24, 2005
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You made the best of this opportunity, Ron. Fine captures

Registered: Jan 30, 2005
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#1 for me. A very cool capture.

Wes N.

Registered: Jan 19, 2011
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super shots you captured, #1 is excellent

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