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    Posted: 04 January 2014 at 22:55
With a Red Tailed Hawk!


Pure badassery


This is Emmy, a female Red Tail and my friend and former co-worker Chris.
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Emmy is all business.
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Chris works for her on the hunt, essentially being the dog flushing prey as Emmy perches nearby and keeps her eyes on Chris. She never really looked at me, always watching Chris and listening to him.
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As Chris moved along working the brush on the edge of a field Emmy would fly along following us or sometimes going ahead.


After about an hour of working the edge of the woods, Chris flushed a female Pheasant and it was on.
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Unfortunately, after a few seconds, the Pheasant went to ground seeking cover and the actual kill happened out of sight.
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Like I said, pure BADASSERY!

Wish I could have done better on the chase sequence, but it was so fast I felt lucky to get any sort of documentation of it at all.
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote JST1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 January 2014 at 23:04
You are one lucky person for having participated in such an event. Thanks for documenting it.
Wher did this occur?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Ridley Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 January 2014 at 23:05
Originally posted by JST1 JST1 wrote:

You are one lucky person for having participated in such an event. Thanks for documenting it.
Wher did this occur?


Thanks, it really was awesome, this was her first wild pheasant, so it was very special and exciting, which is why she was allowed to eat most of the bird. usually Chris brings the kills home to feed his family.


This was on Eastern Long Island,New York, today.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote JST1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 January 2014 at 05:07
Thanks for responding.
Hopefully, this was not your last opportunity to photograph such a special event.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote homeranger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 January 2014 at 13:42
WOW! I'm floored. I've never seen anything like this. Thanks for sharing.
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What a great thing to be able to see!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Ridley Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 January 2014 at 14:38
Originally posted by JST1 JST1 wrote:

Thanks for responding.
Hopefully, this was not your last opportunity to photograph such a special event.


This was my second time going. The first time it was raining and she saw a wild hawk with a rabbit as soon as she was set loose and she stole the rabbit from the other hawk and that was that. So this was my first time really seeing how it works, will definitely be going again.
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Two more





BTW all of these were with a77 and 70400G
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So cool.
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NIce to read the story behind the lens... great actions shots...Well Done !!!
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Originally posted by JS5 JS5 wrote:

NIce to read the story behind the lens... great actions shots...Well Done !!!


Thanks, glad you enjoyed it. I hope to go again soon   
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