Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Hawk Eyes...

We each have a role or part in the craziness of taking photographs.
In finding good "material" for the blog.
 
We are both "lookouts"...me more then him because, well,
he's driving the car.
 
But, I have been playing on my iPhone a lot in the car
and I am missing things!!
 
Once something has been spotted by either "looker",
it is Chuck's job to spin the car around,
quickly, so the photographer (me) can jump out and get the shot!
 
The hubs drives the get-a-way car!!
 
We have a great system and it all works perfectly!
 
Yesterday, the hubs and I were heading to the dentist,
I was to be the patient and I was praying for a delay.
 
The hubs spotted this,
 
 gorgeous Red-Tailed Hawk on October 8, 2012
 
He spots us right away as we pulled on to the shoulder,
no spin around was required.
 
He was on the hubs side of the car so today,
Chuck was the photograper also.
 
"We" did not get any flight shots as he soared off beautifully.
Don't ask, it's a very sore subject...
the photographer said it was the camera's fault.
I said "of course"!!
 
Sharing today with Stewart at Wild Bird Wednesday
Please stop by to view all the amazing birds from around the world.
 

40 comments:

  1. This is a powerful bird and you have take lovely picture on it.

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  2. He did a good job, even if he missed the soar!

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  3. You did get some good perched shots. All too often these birds will take even when a car is just slowing down.I know,it has happened too often to me. :(

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  4. You have a great system going there. Chuck did a great job even if he missed the soaring shot.

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  5. lol. :)

    lovely white bib on this fellow.

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  6. A great looking bird. From Findlay

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  7. Y'all make a good team! Hope the dentist visit wasn't too painful!

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  8. Debbie, he is a beautiful hawk. Chuck did a great job, sorry you missed the flight shot. Great post, always nice to have those hawk eyes.

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  9. Hey -- I have that same kind of camera -- one that won't take flight shots ;>)))! The pictures "you" did get are lovely. (My camera actually doesn't do that well on perched shots either usually!)

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  10. I love hawks, and that one is a real stunner.

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  11. You both sound just like My Hero and I I love that. I love the hawk and I understand the confusion on what or who's fault:) B

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  12. Great shots of the hawk!
    Thats almost a description of me and my husband too! *ha ha*
    Greetings Pia in Sweden

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  13. Great photos. I wish I could find something like that to delay my visit to the dentist!!

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  14. Great shots!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  15. Debbie!
    You made some great shots. Birds are a good photographic subject.
    It is unfortunate that very difficult.
    Your post is very interesting.

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  16. a nice interlude before your dental appt. Lovely photos to share; hope you weren't too hard on your hubby for missing the take-off

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  17. The Hawk was wild and wonderful to have a helper - I use mine too.

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  18. Beautiful! Sounds like you and your husband work well together! How nice you spotted this hawk!

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  19. I am always seeing hawks like that observing the world from his perch. One time I was driving with a girl friend of mine and it was fall and so I said things like "Wow look at that hawk, or Wow, did you see that flock of geese." Finally when we got to where we were going she got out of the car and said, "Gosh, I never see things like that, you are kinda weird aren't you?" So I am glad you look at birds too. Sorry I am so chatty today.

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  20. Great pictures! What a special gift... just God reminding you that He was watching over you as you were headed to the dentist! :-)

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  22. Mimo iż zrobiłaś wspaniałe zdjęcia wielkiemu ptakowi, do dentysty się chyba nie spóźniłaś. Pozdrawiam.
    Although the great photos you've done a wonderful bird, the dentist is probably not're late. Yours.

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  23. Beautiful photos your hubby took!! Watch out, he'll have your job pretty soon. JK You are so lucky he's so agreeable. Did you make it to the dentist on time?

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  24. You and Chuck are a great team! Beautiful bird!

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  25. Such a cute story Debbie. You are very fortunate to have someone who will "spin around" for you to take a picture. R. adores me, but asking him to stop once he is in drive mode would be met with a "not a good place to stop". I do love hawks.

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  26. Your system obviously works well! Really nice shots! And good eye spotting the hawk in the first place!

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  27. That hawk is a beauty and a great reason to delay a dental visit.

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  28. Hi Debbie..Lucky you ...he is a beauty !!
    You two sound like a of couple mobsters...Chuck drives the get away car, and you get to do the shooting..but no one needs to worry about getting shot if they run
    away hahaha!!
    Grace

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  29. Oh, boy, does that ever sound familiar. Gary is the turn around guy also - though sometimes he is not as cooperative. (He was getting tired of buffalo on our trip - LOL)

    Hubs did a great job with these :)I love the red tails.

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  30. I think being in the passenger seat of a car with a bird watcher, a photographer or worse still a bird photographer can be bad for your health!

    I'm always more comfortable when I dont drive! Often I put the cameras in the boot (trunk) of the car so I know I have no hope of getting the picture - than I can concentrate on the road!!

    Thanks for linking to WBW

    Stewart M - Australia

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  31. I love the capture - of course...but the story of the two of you...well, it's Saturday Night Live sketch comedy in the making! He is very good to you!!

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  32. It's always the camera's fault ;-)
    Beautiful pictures!

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  33. I'm glad you and Hubs have a system in place. He deserves some recognition. Claim to fame as it were. lol

    Beautiful bird and beautifully captured, Debbie!

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  34. What a beautiful bird! I believe he is a lookout too!

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  35. Amazing shots and loved your humor. I do hope the dental visit wasn't too bad.
    I really enjoy your photos.
    Blessings!

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  36. You gave me giggles;') My husby and I do the same thing, except he hardly ever stops and when he does, the bird is taking off, just as we pill over;'( Your hub did fine for the circumstances though;')~

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  37. He did a great job beautiful photos.

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  38. This post made me laugh and I needed that... Thanks Debbie!

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