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Red-shouldered hawk

Red-shouldered hawk
Informação sobre a Foto
Direitos de Autor: Manyee Desandies (manyee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
Género: Animals
Meio: Cor
Data da Foto: 2004-11-28
Categorias: Birds
Câmara: Canon Powershot S1-IS
Exposição: f/4.5, 1/400 segundos
More Photo Info: [view]
Versão da Foto: Versão Original, Workshop
Tema(s): Predaceous birds - Aves predadoras, Animal portraits [view contributor(s)]
Data de Submissão: 2005-03-19 13:00
Visto: 3421
Pontos: 12
[Notas - Normas] Nota do Artista
This red-shouldered hawk was sitting on a wire. I was able to sneak up on it by driving up close to it, then popping up out of the moon roof of the car.

MEASUREMENTS: The Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo Lineatus) has a body length of 15 - 19 inches, a wingspan of 3 - 3 1/2 feet, and weighs 1 - 2 pounds.

HABITAT: Mature mixed woodlands near open water, clearings, and rivers are the favored habitats of this hawk. It has also shown a high adaptability to human-altered habitats, including urban areas. This bird resides in the eastern half of the United States and western California.

DIET: Red-shouldered Hawks feed on small mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and insects. This hawk hunts from a perch or during flight.

REPRODUCTION: Like most hawks, Red-shouldered Hawks build a stick nest in a tree. The female lays 2 - 5 eggs that are incubated for 33 days. The young hawks fledge about 45 days later. This bird is usually sexually mature at 2 years.

NAME DERIVATION: The scientific name comes from the Latin words buteo, referring to a kind of falcon or hawk, and lineatus, meaning striped and refers to the tail. The common name suggests that the rufous colored feathers on the wing make the bird look like it has red shoulders. This hawk has also been called Red-bellied Hawk, Winter Hawk, and Red-shouldered Buzzard.


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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-03-19 16:25]

It's hard to capture these in the wild, one look at you and they're gone. I find it funny how you got the shot, way to go.
Abit soft on the focus but I like the POV.


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-03-20 3:59]

Good portrait Manyee the red-shouldered hawk. You have cropped him well, it brings attention to his wanting to fly away. You can see him peering into the distance. A second good photo posted. Well done!

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1836 W: 303 N: 4300] (14767)
  • [2005-03-20 10:39]

Great second post, Manyee.
A not easy shot. You managed it very well.
Thank you very much for sharing so beautifull pictures and for the enjoyment which they give us.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-04-19 11:34]

Manyee, here, focus is a bit soft, but you did a nice job in your workshop.

Very nice composition to show us this beautiful bird.

Excellent bg, great pov.


P.S.: why didn't you post the workshop photo here?

Well done, like the eye contact and detail!

schitterende foto en zo scherp ik probeer dagelijks dit soort vogels te fotograveren maar wat je zegt ze zijn meestal weg voordat je met je ogen kunt knipperen.

LOL on how you captured this photo! Great POV, I love the tight crop and the color of the hawk against the blue sky. I actually saw one of these sitting not one foot from the curb on a busy street, I couldn't for the life of me figure out why it was sitting there. I stopped the car, got my girls out and walked about five feet from it and it didn't move. Maybe it was sitting on a kill? Who knows? I was definitely sorry I didn't have my camera on me, you were lucky you did!


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