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Soggy and bedraggled - Coopers Hawk on a rainy day

Posted: Jan 03 4:35 pm
by Jdunster
The hawk has been back a few times today. Initially it just looked soggy. After perching for hours on end in the pouring rain it looked unhappy. I started to feel quite sorry for it.

The photographic challenge of the day was to get focus on the eye and use a slow shutter speed to get the rain effect. The rain kept moving focus around but as the bird was v still I went for manual focus in the end and used DxO for post processing.

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Rain dripping off the end of its beak !

Re: Soggy and bedraggled - Coopers Hawk on a rainy day

Posted: Jan 04 8:44 am
by zwest
Amazing!

Re: Soggy and bedraggled - Coopers Hawk on a rainy day

Posted: Jan 07 10:08 am
by therobwalker
Great pics!

Re: Soggy and bedraggled - Coopers Hawk on a rainy day

Posted: Jan 08 4:02 pm
by nealdoan
Nice series of shots. Glad you braved the weather.

Re: Soggy and bedraggled - Coopers Hawk on a rainy day

Posted: Jan 09 7:37 pm
by Lee Sollenberger
He'll be preening for a long time,nice shot of an imm. accipiter
Lee