Ahhhh I am starting to figure out how Wes, Len, Gord, Dave, Chris and others are getting those fantastic hawk shots! First step is to find the beasts and the answer seems to be our country roads. I am sure they never take the No 1 highway to get anywhere, but rather slowly put along the various back roads searching for those dark oval objects in the trees and on the fence posts. A trip to Abbotsford-Chilliwack probably takes two hours (at least that is what it took me the other day). I also found myself wandering on and off the road a few times so I have to work out a better driving plan. Here is one of my results from Monday
Manual settings - 1/1250, f/8, ISO 1600, auto focus (wide spot-focus), 600mm, Manfrotto 055 tripod with HD ball head
There are other secrets as well, I am told. Joanne has a way of whispering to them with this cool sound she makes. I am no where near her level of hawk-whispering yet, as all I seem to call in are squirrels. Not the same.
Am I right or not!
(This would be a red-tailed hawk?)
Ken Pugh (Chilliwack)
Last Edit: Jan 4, 2011 20:42:25 GMT -8 by kenpossum
Thanks for the ID Dave. Yes, I have never had so much fun in photography! But ... a large part of the experience is the fantastic group of FVB members I have chatted with, and now actually getting to personally meet. We have a great group here of all different levels. It doesn't get any better!