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Steve Foss

Bergamot and broad-wingeds

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At the same time the wonderful wild bergamot are blooming, the broad-winged hawks have begun to mass and migrate.

A short trip up the Echo Trail brought some both.

All with the Canon 30D at iso400

Canon 17-40 f4L at 17mm, 1/2000 at f6.3, handheld


17-40 at 40mm, 1/800 at f9, HH


Canon 400 f5.6L, 1/640 at f8, monopod


400 f5.6L, 1/1250 at f8, -1 exposure compensation, monopod


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Nice work Steve. 1st one is my favorite.

Went out fishing last week with an acquaintance of yours. Tom Sawvell of Rochester says to say Hi.

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Thanks, guys. Gorgeous as they are, and raptors are my favorite group, birds are DARN dirty creatures. gringrin

Sure wish it would have landed on a tree branch instead of a power line, but I gave up trying to control nature a long time ago. winkwink

The photographer that I was with and I were able to get close to three broad-wingeds this morning. Only one landed on a tree, and she was able to capture that bird while I was not. FWIW, I do like all that garbage in the air around the bird.

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