Sparrowhawk

by Unicorn1

A male sparrowhawk, very rare to see in our built up area. Taken through my back door glass, so not very sharp - just looked out the window and he was there -having just chased a sparrow into a nearby bush.

K20 and 80-320
Uploaded21/02/2009 - 18:43
CategoryWildlife / Nature
Shutter Speed1/180
Aperturef/5.6
LensN/A
ISO100
Focal Length140mm
Views/Likes61/0

jackitec
Posted 21/02/2009 - 19:19 Link
Shame about the focus would have been a cracker.
tomkeet
Posted 21/02/2009 - 19:54 Link
Nice shot, bet your kicking yourself, I would be!
Regards
Tom

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Cliff-P
Posted 21/02/2009 - 20:03 Link
Good shot considering the circumstances, the bird has posed really well for you
Cliff.




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pandora
Posted 21/02/2009 - 21:46 Link
Worth a quick click, nice shot
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Unicorn1
Posted 21/02/2009 - 22:12 Link
Thanks all,
I did open the door for a clearer view, but he flew away! The traumatised sparrow was still in our honeysuckle bush two hours later!
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Posted 22/02/2009 - 11:40 Link
I think the focus problem has more to do with DoF rather than actual focus.....the top of the fence is sharp as is the eye.....shot @F8 it would have been a cracker!......well done and hard lines Leslie!.........Ken
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