View Full Version : The Perfect Shot of a Red Shouldered Hawk
08-03-2008, 08:36 AM
This morning I got up early to paint fencing. It was about 7:00 a.m. as I left the house and hiked across my field with paint can and brush in hand, thinking.. .I should have brought my camera with me just in case...
Lo and behold, when I got to the far end of the field to start working, I heard a very close, very very close, shriek of the hawk. Looked up and he was RIGHT THERE, not five feet away from me, sitting as pretty as you please on a lone pine branch, the early morning golden light catching him perfectly.
I said, "Well, hello there!" He cocked his head this way and that. Had I had my camera I could have easily fired off a dozen or more shots.
Alas, this perfect photo is all in my mind... but I hope ya'll have enjoyed it!!!
08-03-2008, 08:39 AM
lol I loved it as it has happened to me more than once,,, when we are travelling to the farm my wife will ask me how come your putting your camera gear in the back ,,, I tell her so I will see something lol
08-03-2008, 09:12 AM
It's too bad you didn't take your camera Linda, But at least you got to experience it and have the memory. It always seems that when we don't have our cameras there is always great photos to be had, but when we do, theres not much of anything.
08-03-2008, 09:45 AM
Ha Ha.....I know what you mean Linda zzz
I think too, our Lord wants to share special gifts, with just us alone, things he knows that would be dear to our hearts......and I feel He gave you one Linda :angel:
08-03-2008, 11:03 AM
I'm with Eddie. You may not have taken the time to enjoy the site if you had had the camera with you. You would have been too intent on getting the perfect picture. Which, by the way, could not be as perfect as the one you'll always have in you mind's eye.
08-04-2008, 07:19 AM
Great story. Guess it happens to all of us. Eddie has come up with great consoling advice. Will have to remember that in the future.
08-05-2008, 08:13 AM
Been there, done that!! :-)
I had accipiter hawk feeding on a freshly killed Blue Jay, with about 4-5 other jays mobbing it...about 10 feet away. This was before the days of digital but I would usually borrow my dad's film SLR camera. Not this time though!!
I just cherish these types of happenings as events that only I got to witness for that special particular moment.
08-06-2008, 03:41 AM
Even I (and I don't shoot birds) was so close to a woodpecker a few days ago that I could have gotten a wonderful shot.....however (believe it or not) this was the first time I have ever even SEEN a woodpecker, so I simply stood and admired him in all his black white and red magnificence!
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