Scat! My post. by Charlie Sawyer
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I was shooting the hawk on the left as it perched on a tall post when the second hawk exploded out of the sky, literally scaring the crap out of the other bird. Look closely – you can see it dropping! The second bird claimed the prime perch for itself for a few moments, and then flew off. Tsala Apopka Lake, Hernando, in central Florida, USA. (I was told by a local that they are Marsh Hawks, but they may be Red Shouldered.)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 (10MP/12x Leica lens).

Photoshop confession: There was a radio antenna intruding into the frame. Since the background is so plain, it was easy to mask it out. Other than that, the shot is exactly as it happened. Also available with the poop digitally removed! :-)


Comments

  • Claire  Farley
    Claire Farleyabout 6 years ago

    Nice action shot….Love the humour!

  • Thanks!

    – Charlie Sawyer

  • CraigsMom
    CraigsMomabout 6 years ago

    A wonderful action shot, Charlie.

  • Thank you!

    – Charlie Sawyer

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1about 6 years ago

    brilliant!!

  • Thanks! It was a gift from the birds.

    – Charlie Sawyer

  • brendanscully
    brendanscullyabout 6 years ago

    Gorgeous…wish I had taken it..

  • Thanks! The timing worked out well.

    – Charlie Sawyer

  • Diane Schuster
    Diane Schusterabout 6 years ago

    Funny, it’s bad when they have to play musical perches! Wonder who cleaned up the mess? lol! Great shot! Good timing!

  • Thank you! Yes the timing was critical here – they are so quick, a split-second earlier or later and it’s a very different picture.

    – Charlie Sawyer

  • Cheryl  Lunde
    Cheryl Lundeabout 6 years ago

    Absolutely fabulous capture. What timing! Well done!

  • Thank you! An unexpected event, lucky I was ready.

    – Charlie Sawyer

  • Tibby Steedly
    Tibby Steedlyabout 6 years ago

    Wow!! This is a once in a lifetime capture!!! Fantastic!

  • Thank you Tibby! I appreciate that. Charlie

    – Charlie Sawyer

  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonabout 6 years ago

    Excellent capture, great action

  • Thank you! Charlie

    – Charlie Sawyer

  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrariabout 6 years ago

    great action shot and love the description!

  • Thank you Vicki. The pic tells an amazing story.

    – Charlie Sawyer

  • briandhay
    briandhayabout 6 years ago

    Excellent capture Charlie. It must be great seeing one of these birds, to get two in one frame is brilliant!.

  • Thanks. I was able to get pretty close to the one just sitting there, and the other one was a fine bonus. Glad I was ready!

    – Charlie Sawyer


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