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Judd Patterson
02-13-2008, 02:04 AM

Everglades National Park, February 2008
Canon 5D, 300mm f/4
1/400, f/10, ISO 200

I was composing this photograph when the Red-shouldered Hawk flew in and perched...never could have planned that, but I took advantage of the opportunity!

Robert Amoruso
02-13-2008, 05:51 AM
Nice work and the bird puts it over. Well seen Judd.

CHANGE MY MIND: Deleted Comment "I would be tempted to clone out the two taller bushes at the left and right edges along the undergrowth line just to even the flow out. But that is minor."

I had been debating on the cloning comment all morning and came back now and decided I like how the edges balance out.

Mike Moats
02-13-2008, 06:48 AM
Hey Judd, must have been a great thing to see in person, and you did an excellent job capturing it. Love the comp and color really pops.

D. Robert Franz
02-13-2008, 08:48 AM
A beautiful sunrise here and the bird is a major plus. The composition is pleasing and has a nice balanced fieel to it.....

Gary "Jake" Jacobson
02-13-2008, 10:31 AM
This is a wonderful composition and the light is simply stunning! Well done!

Fabs Forns
02-13-2008, 07:40 PM
Sweet, my friend!!! :) Love the warmth and habitat. True ENP.

Travis Novitsky
02-14-2008, 06:18 PM
Oooooooh, I LOVE this image, Judd! Not a thing that I would change. This would have been incredible even without the hawk.....how lucky you were to have him fly in and make it even more perfect! Nice work.....

John Cooper
02-15-2008, 05:43 AM
a lovely feel to this image Judd - very moody and beautiful warm lighting.The composition has been well thought out - even the placement of the hawk!!!

George DeCamp
02-15-2008, 08:18 PM
Judd, this is superb! Love the feel here, almost a painterly image, a great job!

Greg Forcey
02-24-2008, 11:04 PM
Stellar presentation. The hawk and the partial view of the sun increase the impact. Well Done!