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Old 05-19-2013, 03:32 PM   #281
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Oakman, fantastic shots !!
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Old 05-19-2013, 03:33 PM   #282
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What a treat for me today. It was pure dumb luck that I was able to see and photograph a Red-tailed Hawk successfully hunt his prey. The pictures were taken in a St. Louis County park, the last place I would expect to witness such an event.

The hawk seemed unconcerned that I was close enough to photograph him.


Not the best shot but in the hawk's talon amid the dead vegetation is his prize.


The hawk flew back to the same perch and plucked his meal from the dead leaves. I love this photo. I'm so glad I took my camera with me to the park.
Great shots Oakman! Every once in awhile, we get lucky and we're at the right place at the right time.

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Old 05-19-2013, 06:37 PM   #283
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That's great, Bob. Very nice hawk and I like a lot that it's an "action" series!
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Old 05-19-2013, 07:18 PM   #284
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Thanks for the kind words everyone. Like I said, pure dumb luck on my part.

The park we were at is dedicated to outdoor modern art, not wildlife. The fact that a lot of people visit this park is probably why the hawk wasnít bothered by our close proximity. The mouse was in very tall grass and less than 10 feet from the visitorís parking lot. It was just luck that I was able to get my camera turned on again and get one fleeting shot as the hawk left the ground. If I lived another hundred years Iíd probably never be lucky enough to witness such an awesome sight again.

Since we were at a park for outdoor art I guess Iíd better post a photo of a modern art piece.

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Old 05-19-2013, 08:03 PM   #285
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Was working outside today and she decided to relax in the sun......

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Old 05-19-2013, 08:21 PM   #286
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I was experimenting with taking some bird pictures with my Nex-7 on a tripod with an IR remote when I noticed this little guy taking an interest in photography

(shot through a window so a little blurry)
Awww that is so cool!
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Awesome!
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Old 05-19-2013, 10:21 PM   #288
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Since we were at a park for outdoor art I guess Iíd better post a photo of a modern art piece.

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I have seen alot of that "art" on porches around Missouri!

Excellent photos of the hawk.
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When our son emigrated to Japan, he left behind his Nikon 35mm film camera. I've used it quite a bit, but getting the film porocessed is getting more and more difficult.

We also have a digital camera with an LCD back-screen viewfinder. I'm finding that viewfinder to be a royal PITA when I'm shooting with the sun at my back. I can't see anything in the viewfinder except a reflection of myself. I have no idea what I'm taking a picture of!

I'm looking to see what kind of "relatively" inexpensive digital camera body I can find that can use the lenses from the Canon. Any ideas?
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Old 05-20-2013, 09:03 AM   #290
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When our son emigrated to Japan, he left behind his Nikon 35mm film camera. I've used it quite a bit, but getting the film porocessed is getting more and more difficult.

We also have a digital camera with an LCD back-screen viewfinder. I'm finding that viewfinder to be a royal PITA when I'm shooting with the sun at my back. I can't see anything in the viewfinder except a reflection of myself. I have no idea what I'm taking a picture of!

I'm looking to see what kind of "relatively" inexpensive digital camera body I can find that can use the lenses from the Canon. Any ideas?
Canon or Nikon ??? You mention both.

I understand that the old EOS lenses for Canon film cameras are can be used on Canon EOS digitals without a problem. My daughter does that.

I too like looking through a viewfinder. Buy many of the point and shoot camera no longer have those. And most do not accept accessory lenses. If you indeed have the old EOS lenses, check into the Canon Rebel line. I have the Rebel T1i, which is no longer made, but it is a great camera.

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