Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: Avian IOTW Bryan Hix for week ending 12/31/2010 - Dec Theme: Cooper's vs rabbit

  1. #1
    Roman Kurywczak
    Guest

    Default Avian IOTW Bryan Hix for week ending 12/31/2010 - Dec Theme: Cooper's vs rabbit

    Attached Images Attached Images
     
    Congratulations Bryan Hix for your image "Dec Theme: Cooper's vs rabbit " being chosen as the Avian Image of the Week for the week ending 12/31/2010!!!

    I was out at Montrose beach this morning in Chicago and as I was walking back to my car, I noticed this rabbit that clearly had something wrong with it as it was listing to one side and could only run in tight circles. I put my 600mm lens, Mk3, and tripod in the car and walked over to see what the deal was. The rabbit ran when I was about 3 feet away and slid under the fence. I decided to let in be and walked back around to my car. When I turned back to look, this Cooper's Hawk swooped in a started attacking the rabbit. It made several runs at it and fortunately I had my 50D with my new 70-200mm f/2.8 II with me and I walked right up to the action and started shooting. I have about 7 good shots, so I thought I would post at least one. I liked this because the rabbit is in mid-air and snow is flying. Pretty awesome to be that close. In the end, the rabbit hunkered down under a bush with the Cooper's perched about 10 feet above it. I'm sure it didn't end well for the rabbit.

    Canon 50 D
    Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 IS USM II
    ISO 320, 1/4000th@f/4, AvMode, Eval 0 comp
    9:35am, 22 degrees
    LR 3.3, PSE9: Crop, adj shadows, sharpen, cloned out branch

  2. #2
    Avian Moderator Doug Brown's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Albuquerque, NM
    Posts
    11,448
    Threads
    863
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Well deserved Bryan! Simply an awesome image!
    Upcoming Workshops: Bosque 2016 - Ducks Unlimited 2017 - Costa Rica 2017 (SOLD OUT)
    Website -
    Facebook - 500px

  3. #3
    BPN Viewer
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Auranagabad ( MS ) India
    Posts
    12,833
    Threads
    766
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Congratulations Bryan

  4. #4
    BPN Viewer
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Mumbai , India
    Posts
    1,300
    Threads
    139
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Woah !! This is a billiant capture . Well deserved !!

  5. #5
    Lifetime Member denise ippolito's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    23,205
    Threads
    1,550
    Thank You Posts
    Blog Entries
    55

    Default

    Great timing! Congratulations Brian and well deserved!
    A Creative Adventure
    PHOTOGRAPHY by denise ippolito


  6. #6
    Banned
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Orlando, Florida, United States
    Posts
    10,028
    Threads
    213
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Well done. Congratulations Bryan.

  7. #7
    BPN Viewer
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Danville, CA
    Posts
    476
    Threads
    66
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Thanks everyone! I appreciate the comments.

  8. #8
    Super Moderator Daniel Cadieux's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Ottawa, Canada
    Posts
    20,564
    Threads
    2,833
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Congratulations!! Well deserved
    Daniel Cadieux
    Check out my new Blog !!
    * facebook * 500px

    www.dancadphotography.com


  9. #9
    Forum Participant
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Bangalore, Karnataka
    Posts
    3,800
    Threads
    236
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    A true winner... congrats Bryan..

  10. #10
    Wildlife / Landscape Moderator Morkel Erasmus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    South Africa
    Posts
    14,106
    Threads
    1,157
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    missed this one! what a cracker! congratulations...
    Morkel Erasmus

    WEBSITE | JOIN ME ON SAFARI


  11. #11
    Forum Participant
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Livermore, California
    Posts
    209
    Threads
    19
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Great Capture !

Similar Threads

  1. Avian IOTW Sid Garige for week ending 12/24/2010 - Mating Snail Kites
    By Roman Kurywczak in forum Avian - Image of the Week
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 01-29-2011, 11:43 PM
  2. Avian IOTW Kiran Poonacha for week ending 12/3/2010- Between Death and New Life
    By Roman Kurywczak in forum Avian - Image of the Week
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 01-14-2011, 08:50 PM
  3. Avian IOTW Alan Murphy for week ending 12/10/2010- Great Kiskadees
    By Roman Kurywczak in forum Avian - Image of the Week
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 12-21-2010, 04:04 PM
  4. Avian IOTW for week ending 9/3/2010 Greg Basco: Keel Billed Toucan
    By Roman Kurywczak in forum Avian - Image of the Week
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 11-29-2010, 09:25 AM
  5. Avian IOTW for week ending 9/17/2010 Kiran Poonacha: Flight of Fantasy
    By Roman Kurywczak in forum Avian - Image of the Week
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 11-28-2010, 11:22 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Web Analytics