Monday, January 29, 2007

The Picture You Get...

...is not always the picture you thought you were taking! Here's an excellent case in point. When we were out with Fanny and Rally earlier last week, I spotted a hawk coasting just above the ground at a little bit of distance; the typical behavior of the Harrier. So I snapped a series of images to see if that's what it was.

It was. But what I couldn't see through the viewfinder were the smaller birds... fleeing for their lives! When I got home and cropped in to the subject I realized this hawk was hunting.

You can't always plan the great shot. Luck has a lot to do with it.
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2 comments:

  1. Best shot of a hunting Harrier I have ever seen..

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  2. Wow. That's high praise indeed. Thank you, Steve. I'll have to send you a bird picture you may recognize.

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