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QuietOne
06-11-2010, 03:32 AM
There were two hawks, one with lunch in talon. Ghastly light to shoot in - it was dark again and they were against a layer of flat, gray clouds. Hopefully the pp isn't too horrible.

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Hillbillygirl
06-13-2010, 06:32 AM
Very cool captures. Not bad at all, considering the conditions, especially second shot.

edG
06-13-2010, 08:02 AM
nice captures!!

QuietOne
06-13-2010, 08:01 PM
Thanks, folks. Maybe next time it will be a bit lighter.

OWLP
06-14-2010, 11:39 AM
Very good action shots. What is the prey?

Bambi
06-14-2010, 02:48 PM
that second shot is a winner!

QuietOne
06-15-2010, 12:27 PM
Thank you, Bambi and Owlp. Owlp, I can just see a short tail in both photos, especially the second one, so I'm guessing the prey is a gopher. It's a little too big to be a whistle pig. Both are all over the place right now.

I didn't actually see whatever it was caught. There was a second hawk trying to get it from the first, I think, and the second hawk was being harassed by a bird about the size of a red wing. I couldn't tell for sure that was what the bird was, but they're all over the place, too, and have a habit of dive bombing hawks.