Friday, January 26, 2007

Finally!!!


It took me forever to get a decent hawk photo and we ended up pulling onto a very iffy almost-gravel, mostly-mud road where somebody is supposedly going to build houses (so far, all they've done is rip out trees and cause massive erosion). But, I'm excited to finally have a photo of one of the local hawks. This was taken just a couple blocks from the road that intersects our street - about a quarter- to a half-mile from our home. He spotted me just as I took the photo above, and then . . . . . . oh, utter coolness.

17 comments:

  1. What great shots! I love hawks and what luck to get such great photos!

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  2. Thanks, Jenclair!

    I've been watching the local hawks for months but this is the first time I've managed to find a spot to pull over because of our shoulder-less roads. Yippee! I was giddy; the teenager was terrified we were about to get stuck in the mud. LOL

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  3. Thanks, Maggie! :)

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  4. Those are beautiful!!. Hubby and I live in town, but a few streets behind us is a big lake. One evening this summer a hawk came and landed in one of the larger trees on the edge of our yard. I'm assuming it came because of the nearby water. I think hubby and I stood outside watching it for half an hour. They are such lovely birds and are just breathtaking to watch.

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  5. Emily,

    That must have been an awesome experience! We haven't ever noticed hawks in our neighborhood till recently. I don't know if we weren't paying attention or this has been a unique year, but we had one land in the tree right outside our kitchen window. I went running for the camera and crashed into my son, who heard me squeal and rushed to the kitchen to see what was up. Breathtaking is right! I could stand around watching them all day. Of course, that hawk was gone by the time we were done running into each other. LOL

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  6. He's a beautiful creature, isn't he? Great pixs!

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  7. Indigo,

    Definitely, gorgeous creature. I loved the way he watched me coming. You can't get very close to a hawk, but fortunately I have a 300mm lens. And, thank you. :)

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  8. those pictures are so cool!

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  9. Awesome! I love these pictures! :)

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  10. Those are such cool pics!!! Nice work Miss World Class Photographer! You really do lovely work.

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  11. Les,

    Thanks. I need to try to pop over to your blog to see if you've done that meme, yet. ;)

    Andi,

    You had me chuckling with the "World Class Photographer" thing. I think youngest would have called me Danger Mom, yesterday, driving onto that small bit of gravel with ruts on every side. It was definitely iffy-looking. LOL

    Heather,

    Thank you! :)

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  12. Wow, I'll bet you could make some money from those excellent pictures. That one of the hawk taking off is so awesome

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  13. Booklogged,

    Thank you. :) I probably ought to get a copy of the latest Photographer's Market and give it a whirl. Why not - I already have the photos!

    Lesley,

    Thank you! :)

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