This months theme, selected by last months winner, dda53, is Looking Back. From David, “Subject must be looking back, i.e., away from its front such that is appears to be aware of a presence, possibly a threat". Non-Captive Only for this one.
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This hawk got tired of being harassed by a group of crows in the yard of one of our neighbors and finally turned against one of them. But he kept a close eye on the group just behind him, who were determined to save their colleague. All I had available on short notice was my wife's Coolpix S710
Thanks. The full size image is more impressive with all the tiny details...you can see the little flies buzzing around his horns.
It was a rather scary interaction. He was the most evil looking, giant buffalo in the herd and was fixated on us. And when the ranger said 'everyone be quiet, they can charge with no notice', well, it got...interesting.
Sun 14-Apr-13 01:33 PM | edited Sun 14-Apr-13 03:24 PM by rwk48
I'm not good with estimating distances, but it wasn't so close as to make either me or the bear uneasy. The image is heavily cropped. The big thing was that he was eating by the road. I pulled the car off on the other side of the road and I was standing in the open door so I could shoot back towards the bear. This was a fairly young bear and he was pretty contentedly poking around and eating roots or whatever he was dining on. It was a calm situation. Had it been an old boar or a sow with cubs or a moving bear, I would have stayed in the car.
The unusual thing was that there were only a couple other vehicles in the area and no traffic when I took the shots. It was late in the day, and there was a light rain. I find the challenge of photographing wildlife in Yellowstone is not so much the wildlife but the other people.
This Roseate Spoonbill was out on the edge of a barren tree awaiting an on coming thunder storm. It was taken at Green Cay Wetlands in Boynton Beach, Florida. Nikon D7000 Sigma 50-500mm @ 320mm Shutter Priority @ 1/500sec white balance - cloudy ISO 1000 f9.0 tripod - yes
>Superb image, even better it just goes to show how good the >Sigma lenses are. > >Richard Thank you kindly Richard! Have enjoyed the lens and my results, just have to find the sweet spot and technique to get them down!