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General Category => Photography => Topic started by: JohnC on April 02, 2010, 02:13:19 pm



Title: Dodgy Sparrow Hawk Photo
Post by: JohnC on April 02, 2010, 02:13:19 pm
This sparrow Hawk landed on the fence,I grabbed the camera and took a quick shot frm the dining room through the patio  doors window, then as I was getting the settings right it must have seen me and was off UGH. Once again early morning,not much light about but a sparrow hawk's a sparrow hawk lol,so I may as well post it.I've seen it here before - that hedge next to  it has 30-odd sparrows in it and it was deathly hush in there till this bird flew off,then all hell was let loose lol and then a little head popped up out of the hedge and another and another, all looking up  in the sky - what a life ,they must get stressed out.

(http://i40.tinypic.com/30j4oe0.jpg)


Title: Re: Dodgy Sparrow Hawk Photo
Post by: paulster78 on April 03, 2010, 02:01:45 pm
Well caught there John- you did good to get a shot of the sparrowhawk at all, I can just imagine the poor little sparrows hiding in the hedge :)


Title: Re: Dodgy Sparrow Hawk Photo
Post by: martinastro on April 03, 2010, 03:01:22 pm
Lovely capture John!, I've seen these here before but could never get an image due to their distance, that was a real treat getting it at close range like that - well done.


Title: Re: Dodgy Sparrow Hawk Photo
Post by: rjgjr on April 03, 2010, 03:27:33 pm
Great shot given the conditions and need for quick timing John. The creatures are still a marvel to look at! Mother Nature at her best!!


Title: Re: Dodgy Sparrow Hawk Photo
Post by: markt on April 05, 2010, 11:30:56 am
Nice shot! We occassionally get these in our garden, though i've never managed to photo one...


Title: Re: Dodgy Sparrow Hawk Photo
Post by: JohnC on April 05, 2010, 12:21:23 pm
Many thanks folks - glad I posted it now.  :)