Catch of the Day

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© John Linton
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UploadedJanuary 4, 2010
TakenJanuary 3, 2010
Exposure1/500 sec at f/22
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length200 mm
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We have a bird feeder in our back yard about 12 feet from our window close to a lilac bush. Sometimes a hawk pays us a visit. Brenda isn't all that happy when that happens.

Canon EOS 350D camera with a Sigma 18-200mm DC OS Zoom lens

3 Jan 2010

Thanks to Lindsay for the spotlight.

44 responses

  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (4 Jan 2010):

    Perfect plumage pic! - mornin' John.

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (4 Jan 2010):

    Well, watch a nice way to start the morning. !!

  • Lise Utne

    Lise Utne gave props (4 Jan 2010):

    What a catch! I hope he enjoyed his breakfast! I wish you the happiest of years, filled with fun and enjoyment behind the camera! Looking forward to you new postings!

  • Steve Baker

    Steve Baker (Deleted) gave props (4 Jan 2010):

    Great catch! Our resident hawk never seems to come round while I'm home, but I hear all about him/her.

  • dp *

    dp * said (4 Jan 2010):

    Nothing like a good breakfast to start the day. Nice catch, this happens in my back yard too except I don't have a feeder. Sometimes it's one of the neighbors Lap Dogs. ;-) dp

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (4 Jan 2010):

    great capture

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (4 Jan 2010):

    And what a catch that is!!

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (4 Jan 2010):

    Wonderful capture John! So you shot this through the glass? Or did you open it?

  • Kathleen Mercado

    Kathleen Mercado (Deleted) said (4 Jan 2010):

    Great timing, John! Love how his eyes are framed by the branches:)

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (4 Jan 2010):

    A lovely capture John. We have them in our yard too, every now and then I see them swoop down and fly off with a squirrel for their meal.

  • Anne Worner

    Anne Worner (Deleted) gave props (4 Jan 2010):

    Tell Brenda it's a good thing - they catch mice :-)

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (4 Jan 2010):

    We have them here too, My husband raises all kinds of fowl....and sometimes lets them "out".......I have not been able to get that close yet. Love the capture!!!

  • Rhio9 (Rhio9)

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    JOE FAILK gave props (4 Jan 2010):

    Excellent capture!

  • Kevin House

    Kevin House gave props (4 Jan 2010):

    Cool shot! tastes like chicken! ;-)

  • Lindsay

    Lindsay gave props (4 Jan 2010):

    Oh wow! Fantastic Sir John!! :)

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (4 Jan 2010):

    Precious capture

  • Warren ~Mangione~

    Warren ~Mangione~ gave props (4 Jan 2010):

    Awesome shot, John! I have one here that does the same. Last week, I heard this loud thump on my window and turned to see the hawk turn and fly away! He was huge! I thought the window was going to break.

  • Warren ~Mangione~

    Warren ~Mangione~ gave props (4 Jan 2010):

    Rhino, Thanks for the info on deleting photos! Much appreciated!

  • Ron LaFond

    Ron LaFond gave props (4 Jan 2010):

    They gotta eat too. Great timing. Great catch . . . both you and the bird! R

  • Martin E. Morris

    Martin E. Morris (Deleted) gave props (4 Jan 2010):

    Love the look in the eyes.Great capture!!!

  • Michaela K.

    Michaela K. gave props (4 Jan 2010):

    wow,great catch!!

  • John Beamish

    John Beamish gave props (4 Jan 2010):

    Great shot John.

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton gave props (4 Jan 2010):

    Great shot!!

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (4 Jan 2010):

    What a cool shot, John!! He looks right at home there. A beautiful specimen of a hawk!! Way to go!!!!

  • daniele castellucchio

    daniele castellucchio gave props (4 Jan 2010):

    excellent capture!!!!!!

  • dawn duffield

    dawn duffield gave props (4 Jan 2010):

    He does look somewhat intimidating!!!

  • Charles Rushton

    Charles Rushton said (4 Jan 2010):

    Doesn't look like he's there for bird seed.

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (4 Jan 2010):

    OH what a beauty, awesome capture John..

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (4 Jan 2010):

    Is that a lady bug! That kind of makes him a weenie! Nice shot.

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) gave props (4 Jan 2010):

    Not just any bird. Wow. Incredible shot. What timing!

  • diana

    diana (Deleted) gave props (4 Jan 2010):

    very cool catch!

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (4 Jan 2010):

    Great capture!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (4 Jan 2010):

    Great shot!! I would love to have a hawk visit!!!

  • Sandy Tyler

    Sandy Tyler (Deleted) gave props (5 Jan 2010):

    Nice capture!! Love birds!

  • Gail Anderson

    Gail Anderson gave props (5 Jan 2010):

    great shot!

  • Penny Nannini

    Penny Nannini   gave props (5 Jan 2010):

    hawks are awesome...great shot

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (5 Jan 2010):

    What a way to start the day,,great shot, beautiful subject !

  • Dhanny P

    Dhanny P (Deleted) gave props (6 Jan 2010):

    Awesome capture

  • Richard Bruns

    Richard Bruns said (6 Jan 2010):

    Looks a little like a red shouldered hawk?

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (6 Jan 2010):

    A great shot of this hungry predator. We had one here last summer eating our doves. He was also eating some of the squirrels that have overrun the neighborhood in the last few years.

  • Lynda Jeffers

    Lynda Jeffers (Deleted) gave props (6 Jan 2010):

    Fantastic shot!!

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (6 Jan 2010):

    Awesome Capture!

  • Roberto Noto

    Roberto Noto gave props (1 Feb 2010):

    kewl shot !

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