I got lucky with my camera!

Posted: December 17, 2019 in Nature
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Prior to the end of this walk I’d only seen five white tails bobbing up and down as the deer attached to them, unseen by me, bounded into the woods at a distance. A short while later, I looked up and saw this hawk, one of the advantages about no leaves on the tree being that you can see birds much better. Having only my phone, I did my best in the grey morning to get a photo.

After taking the above photo, the hawk took off. I shot as fast as possible with my phone, unable to really see what I was getting. The hawk flew about a yard from my head before taking off into the farther woods and out of sight. When I got home and looked at my photos, I realized I’d gotten lucky, especially with a phone camera. I did just a bit of editing to bring the hawk out a bit more and came up with this.

  1. Su Leslie says:

    Fantastic shot Janet. 😀

  2. Dan Antion says:

    That’s a great photo, Janet. I love the way the light shines on his feathers.

  3. Awesome capture, Janet. You were fortunate, indeed.
    And, to have the hawk fly so close to you must have been a bit unnerving.
    Good job …
    Izzy 😎

  4. Absolutely nothing wrong with getting lucky. 🙂 Great shot.

  5. Hawks almost never pose like that! Seriously, it must have been unnerving to see something with a beak and claws like that flying toward you – congratulations on having the presence of mind to get the shot instead of ducking out of the way. Great picture.

  6. scr4pl80 says:

    Fabulous. I love the sepia coloring too. Lucky girl!

  7. Both are really great, Janet! What wonderful timing you have for being there and clicking the shutter!

  8. marianallen says:

    WOW! That WAS a lucky shot! Probably some masterful editing, as well. What a great picture!

  9. JT Twissel says:

    That is an amazing shot – would make a great book cover.

  10. anne leueen says:

    Amazing! I gasped when I saw those wings unfurled!!

  11. dweezer19 says:

    Photographing hawks is so magical!

  12. Wonderful Pic…never seen one really up close like that in a private person’s photos….

  13. Ruth says:

    I say luck AND skill. Nice. You captured the hawks perfectly.

  14. What a great story, and what a special connection with nature! It’s not easy to catch a bird in flight, especially when it does exactly opposite of what you expect!

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