Nature Photography Challenge (wild creatures, plants and places only)

A regular photography contest for Nature lovers who love to learn and teach.

(Birds Category) - Subfamily - Accipitrinae - "True" Hawks

This challenge closed over 3 years ago.

The Challenge

The 12th in our new challenge layout catering for all aspects of nature for us nature lovers.

As you can see the title will start with the category which will make it easier for me when choosing what challenge to do next, I can see the challenges I have already run in this category.

For this challenge please add your images of “True” HAWKS.

Interesting Facts

> The large and widespread genus Accipiter includes goshawks, sparrowhawks, the Sharp-shinned Hawk and others.

> They are primarily woodland birds that hunt by sudden dashes from a concealed perch, with long tails, broad wings and high visual acuity facilitating this lifestyle. In light of recent genetic research, the kites of the traditional subfamily Milvinae may also belong to this group.

> Hawks, including the accipitrines, are believed to have vision several times as sharp as that of the human species, in part because of the great number of photoreceptor cells in their retinas (up to 1,000,000 per square mm, against 200,000 for humans), a very high number of nerves connecting the receptors to the brain, and an indented fovea, which magnifies the central portion of the visual field.

> Accipiters are carnivorous, preying on snails, insects, fish, mammals, reptiles and birds.

Information courtesy of Wikipedia which also contains a list of species.

Judging / Voting Criteria

Vote for your favourite!

Rewards & Prizes

1st place winners will have their photo used as the group Avatar for a period of time.
Then 1st, 2nd and 3rd will have their photo’s posted on the groups Feature Board.
1st place member will be become a featured member.

Additional Information

PLEASE ADD YOUR IMAGE TO THE GROUP, IMAGES THAT ARE NOT ADDED TO THE GROUP WILL RISK NOT BEING FEATURED IF YOU WIN

Cover Image: Red-Tailed Hawk Banking Away by A.M. Ruttle

Completed

The Top Ten

Red-Tailed Hawk Banking Away by A.M. Ruttle

Red-Tailed Hawk Banking Away by A.M. Ruttle was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 9 votes.

  • Hawk is talking to you by algill
  • Hawk by Lolabud
  • Red-tailed Hawk by Martin Smart
  • Hawk by Gisele Bedard
  • Red-tail Strut by Wayne Wood
  • Broad-Windged Beauty by lorilee
  • That far away look! by Robert Kelch, M.D.

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