A little luck never hurts.
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surfnron
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 30730
Country: United States

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



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



broncoholic
Registered: Apr 18, 2012
Total Posts: 314
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Wow, really nice Ron!

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

~Mike~



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



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



KCollett
Registered: Jul 02, 2010
Total Posts: 22558
Country: Canada

Nice images Ron. I like the second best.



thehotel
Registered: Jul 18, 2006
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NICE

Wacky roger



Mark Cronin
Registered: Nov 05, 2011
Total Posts: 2385
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Great job Ron,
I really like the first.

Mark



Rob Tillyer
Registered: Nov 17, 2007
Total Posts: 13937
Country: Canada

Very nice Ron. Lucky is good.

Rob



Herb Houghton
Registered: Feb 15, 2007
Total Posts: 20430
Country: United States

Nice ones Ron, I like that first one.



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



cohenfive
Registered: Sep 13, 2004
Total Posts: 2830
Country: United States

nice!



David Leask
Registered: Nov 19, 2003
Total Posts: 34810
Country: United Kingdom

Beauties Ron, both of them. Good job.
David



Ted ellis
Registered: Aug 08, 2007
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Ron!



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

Birdie



kmunroe
Registered: Feb 02, 2010
Total Posts: 29104
Country: Canada

#1 for me Ron



marklankton
Registered: May 23, 2008
Total Posts: 2455
Country: United States

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.
Mark



Shasoc
Registered: Aug 24, 2005
Total Posts: 31336
Country: United States

You made the best of this opportunity, Ron. Fine captures
Socrate



WesN
Registered: Jan 30, 2005
Total Posts: 2002
Country: United States

Ron,

#1 for me. A very cool capture.

Wes N.



brian_sp
Registered: Jan 19, 2011
Total Posts: 1461
Country: Canada

super shots you captured, #1 is excellent



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