Red-tailed Hawk vs Bufflehead [9]

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Red-tailed Hawk vs Bufflehead [9]

Post by mallardg500 on Wed Jan 14, 2015 8:28 am

As she was just about to gain elevation from the launch, searching for a new feeding spot, little did she know a pair of preying eyes had been intensely shadowing her every little movement from a nearby tree. A golden window of opportunity finally opened up for the hungry and cold juvenile Red-tailed hawk, who had been hunting to no avail since the break of dawn. Not wasting such an opportunity, the young raptor simply seized the ill-fated female bufflehead in the mid-air without much struggle. It took over three hours for the hawk to devour its fresh catch. Such an adrenaline rush and gruesome scene to witness, yet this is just another typical rule of the wildlife..

Sharing a few shots from thousands taken from this 'rare' event here. A video capture also can be found at [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.].  Gore warning - Viewer Discretion Advised. 
It was taken handheld so be warned some of you may get motion sickness..  Please note that the use of the soothing music is meant to balance out the violence.. 
so please no complaints about lacking of dramatic mood..  Very Happy Very Happy

1. Pinned..
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7D2 | 100mm - 400mm II + 1.4X | 1/1250s | f/8 | ISO 800 | M | Handheld

2. Bon apetit..
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7D2 | 100mm - 400mm II | 1/1600s | f/6.3 | ISO 640 | M | Handheld

3. Coming up with a snack.
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1DX | 600mm II + 1.4X | 1/1200s | f/6.3 | ISO 320 | M | Handheld

4. Another snack
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7D2 | 600mm II + 1.4X | 1/2000s | f/6.3 | ISO 640 | M | Handheld

5. Down you go..
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7D2 | 600mm II + 1.4X | 1/2000s | f/6.3 | ISO 640 | M | Handheld

6. The grab
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7D2 | 600mm II +1.4X | 1/1600s | f/6.3 | ISO 1250 | M | Handheld

7. Mouthful
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7D2 | 600mm II +1.4X | 1/1600s | f/6.3 | ISO 500 | M | Handheld

8. The portrait
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7D2 | 100mm - 400mm II +1.4X | 1/800s | f/10 | ISO 640 | M | Handheld

9. The end.. taking a bow for a standing ovation.. Very Happy
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7D2 | 600mm II | 1/1250s | f/6.3 | ISO 1250 | M | Handheld

As usual, C&Cs are welcome.
Phoo


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Re: Red-tailed Hawk vs Bufflehead [9]

Post by jeffobt on Wed Jan 14, 2015 6:29 pm

very nice ,this lens also great. Twisted Evil

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Post by nelson khor on Wed Jan 14, 2015 8:17 pm

Poor duck....... well capture...

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Post by Mr No Good on Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:50 am

Oooof..!! Nelson's favourite duck...RIP...!!!
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Post by BENCYF on Mon Jan 19, 2015 3:22 pm

Phoo, very much much better to see your pix in forum rather than in FB.
They are so good in details.
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Re: Red-tailed Hawk vs Bufflehead [9]

Post by mallardg500 on Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:11 am

jeffobt wrote:very nice ,this lens also great. Twisted Evil
Thank you!
nelson khor wrote:Poor duck....... well capture...
It's nature unfortunately..
Mr No Good wrote:Oooof..!! Nelson's favourite duck...RIP...!!!
Mine too..
BENCYF wrote:Phoo, very much much better to see your pix in forum rather than in FB.
They are so good in details.
Flickr is better Ben.  I enabled 1600 long pixel recently so that you can view a higher res.  Beyond that would be risky for stealing..
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