Birds of prey

Challenge #31 in the The sky is the limit series. Hosted by alex326.
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Upload the picture of a bird of prey. Any bird that hunts for food is accepted - hawks, eagles, buzzards, harriers, kites, falcons, ospreys, condors, vultures as well as night birds, like owls. Or the Klingon Bird of Prey...
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Red Tailed Hawk with Squirrel
by poppyjk
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This red tailed hawk had taken a squirrel and consumed most of it high in a tree. It took off thru the woods with the remains for parts unknown and I snapped this pic as part of an aiservo burst. This is a 60% crop. I am amazed at the performance of this relatively lightweight camera/lens combination. Not a great photo but a fun capture.
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Submitted: Friday, 12th April, 2013 19:33 (GMT)
Taken: Tuesday, 19th March, 2013
Focal length: 300 mm
Shutter speed: 1/2500 sec
Aperture: F8
ISO: 5000
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