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This small hawk is perched on the powerline from where it can get a good view of the frog activity at the edge of the ricefield. I completely missed the shot when it dived down to take a frog, and again when it flew off to a tree with a frog in its talon. The shot I have of it in the tree is not one of which I am at all proud... 

Raptor

This small hawk is perched on the powerline from where it can get a good view of the frog activity at the edge of the ricefield. I completely missed the shot when it dived down to take a frog, and again when it flew off to a tree with a frog in its talon. The shot I have of it in the tree is not one of which I am at all proud... 

comments (11)

It doesn't look as if it approves of you at all!
Ray: Raptors are opinionated characters, Graeme...I believe they would all be happier if humans came in more convenient snackpack sizes, so they could be harvested...
A haughty looking devil, Ray...
Ray: "Haughty" does seem a good word here, Frank.
It seems fascinated by your "bazooka" lens Ray!
Ray: It is mainly intent on the frogs at the edge of the water, Richard, but certainly knows I am there.
  • Lisl
  • Batheaston, Bath
  • 19 Nov 2015, 06:09
Good that you managed to get one at all, Ray. I know the frustrations of bird (especially of raptor) photography
Ray: I keep trying, when the opportunity arises, Lisl, but have MUCH to learn about this genre of photography.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 19 Nov 2015, 06:33
Well he's certainly on the look out for dinner here Ray
Ray: And got it, too, Chris.
Oh, now that is a look.
Ray: That is the Raptor Stare, Chad.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Nov 2015, 07:11
Looks like you've ruffled his feathers. I'm not surprised you miss the catch; even the pros struggle for days to get the shots that they want. You probably need to immerse yours in the water in the rice fields for around a week to get THE shot.
Ray: Ah well!

I'll keep looking and practicing, Alan.
He seems to be looking more at you than any frogs. What a look!
Ray: It is hard to not be impressed by Raptors, Mary.
I've often wondered how birds sit on power lines without getting sizzled.
Ray: I think the trick is to put both feet on the same wire, Brian, but I have never tested my theory.
i see you have trained your 400mm lens; I would suppose the hawk's vision is doing just as well.
Ray: I have a feeling the Raptor's eyes are better lens than my Canon "rubbish", Ayush! smile
You can only feel sorry for the frogs
Ray: ...and, grateful that Raptors don't come in sizes big enough to treat me as food, Bill.

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camera Canon EOS 7D
exposure mode full manual
shutterspeed 1/125s
aperture f/5.6
sensitivity ISO200
focal length 400.0mm
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