Local hawks

Posted Fri, Mar 7 2008 11:52 by bill

 

Nearing midday today I could hear the local hawks calling to each other, so I decided to try to get a picture of them with my new camera.  The below shots are taken at full zoom !  That's 18x optical plus some digital taking it up to about 27x.  I just set the camera to automatic mode, point and clicked :)  (no tripod, no calculations etc).   To give you an indication of sizes and distances roughly speaking the goshawk is about a foot tall in the body, the tree it was sitting in is probably around the70 foot mark, and I would have been that distance again from the tree, so well over 100' feet away anyway.

 

 

 

The images were 2048 x 1536 and I scaled them down to 1280 x 960.  There was some noise in the originals that wasn't noticeable once scaled down

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