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Take out diner
24-MAR-2007

Take out diner

I first saw that red tail hawk pretty far back, I slowly approached and to my surprise it did not fly away.
Suddenly he dove to the ground and came back up with a mouse in his beak. I followed him back to his tree, and he flew away again with his prey. I took about 20 shots this the best of the bunch.

Canon EOS 20D ,Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L USM
1/800s f/5.0 at 200.0mm iso200 full exif

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Fay Stout14-Oct-2008 15:52
This is a phenomenal shot! V.
Erik Sanders26-Feb-2008 18:48
Great shot, see the excitement in the birds expression!!! Wonderfull.
rick bolt11-Jul-2007 18:17
The alchemistry of nature -- mouse becomes hawk. A beautiful photo -- wonderful detail.
jlm26-Mar-2007 21:58
Belle prise!
Carol E Sandgren26-Mar-2007 04:54
Amazing shot! Your hawk is certainly happy and proud and about to have a fine little appetizer! Love your title as well.
JD26-Mar-2007 04:21
Tres impressionnant! Bravo!
flowsnow25-Mar-2007 17:40
This is a spectacular shot. It's still so sharp despite the fuss of running around with this bird! Vote
Dan Ng25-Mar-2007 04:28
This catch is just superb. V.