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09-FEB-2004 Ron Lutz 2nd


Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Yes, I know, another repeated theme but I couldn’t resist. I took this shot seconds before it landed on the railing 5 inches in front of me. So close its wings brushed my belly! I know the face is a bit too soft, but I still like the image a lot. Please see my hawk gallery for a full story about this.

This is a juvenile Red-tailed hawk, Buteo jamaicensis.

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Guest 09-Jan-2005 15:23
What a wonderful shot and a great story as well! Thanks for sharing!
brother_mark18-Feb-2004 04:36
Wow! Wonderful.
Louise Elliott13-Feb-2004 02:27
This is a beautiful shot.
Jeff Thoroughgood12-Feb-2004 20:58
Had a look at hawk gallery,you have some excellent shots in there well done.
Sunny12-Feb-2004 19:12
Awesome!! What an experience this must have been!
The entire series is spectacular.
Mark Jones12-Feb-2004 11:31
Ron, you keep messing with this hawk, and one of these days he's going to flying away with that 2k camera of absolutely engrossing image. Almost as engaging as Cat ;) who is still my favorite subject of yours. Hawk is distant second.
Linda Vich11-Feb-2004 21:51
An amazing image!

Linda V.
Guest 11-Feb-2004 04:52
She is really beautiful..the next time I come to the museum I will bring binoculars and warm gloves. This creature is a beautiful natural work of art.
Guest 11-Feb-2004 03:41
Great capture. I love those tail feathers.
TechnoZoom11-Feb-2004 02:01
Man oh man, at 135mm? It looked like coming right at you. Great great shot!
Pall Gudjonsson10-Feb-2004 11:23
Sure, I would have done this over and over again if I got the change - this is awesome !
bill burke10-Feb-2004 06:14
This is an awesome shot. WOW
James Church10-Feb-2004 06:14
Great photo and excellent timing.
robin statfeld10-Feb-2004 04:36
Wow! Awesome!!
Guest 10-Feb-2004 02:40
WOW!! Spectacular shot!! Should be in a magazine!! -- angela :)
Guest 10-Feb-2004 02:37
Awesome shot! Don't apologize for the focus, it shows the movement!
Jill10-Feb-2004 02:28
WOW! Appears to be coming right at me!
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