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Superb composition and capture. Lovely tones and contrast. Man he sure looks meansmile
tim hitchins: and he proved it fotografasmile a mean sun of a gun lol, cheerssmile
  • JulianG
  • Argentina
  • 3 Aug 2009, 01:08
Excellent Tim! smile
tim hitchins: thank you very much Juliansmile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 3 Aug 2009, 01:51
A beautiful portrait, Tim.
tim hitchins: cheers Ray, happy you thought sosmile
  • vz
  • United States
  • 3 Aug 2009, 03:12
this look is definitely not of love. smile
tim hitchins: as the poor rabbit found out shortly afterwards Victorsmile
Lovely shot. sweet tones.
tim hitchins: happy you liked the tones debolasmile
  • Loretta
  • United States
  • 3 Aug 2009, 03:45
Haha! He's pretty menacing. Great capture...the detail and DOF is fabulous!
tim hitchins: really happy you should think so Lorettasmile
  • alex
  • United States
  • 3 Aug 2009, 04:05
So tell me....do you feel lucky? Well? Do ya, punk?

Lovely shot, Tim.
tim hitchins: lol well the rabbit didn't Alex, cheers m8smile
  • cathy
  • United States
  • 3 Aug 2009, 04:31
ah, "Beauty of the Beast" Love it.
tim hitchins: the beast indeed Cathy, a fearsome hawk in action for sure cathy, cheers and all the bestsmile
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 3 Aug 2009, 05:08
fantastic Tim
tim hitchins: cheers Tonysmile
  • A&A
  • United States
  • 3 Aug 2009, 06:32
Niice Tim. sharp portrait
tim hitchins: most appreciated m8smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 3 Aug 2009, 07:28
Very fine Tim: you wouldn't argue with him,!
tim hitchins: no Chris and i certainly wouldn't want to get in the way of his talons m8smile
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Aug 2009, 08:11
Cracking shot Tim. Sweet. I think you should crank up ur SchMood
tim hitchins: lol i need to change that Savo, cheers buddiesmile
  • Stan
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Aug 2009, 08:14
Wow. Hey Tim where do you shoot these birds?
tim hitchins: email sent Stansmile and most appreciated for sure.
  • Urv
  • United States
  • 3 Aug 2009, 08:24
Beautiful shot, toning and so forth. Love the title too! Completes the package well
tim hitchins: thank you very much Urv and all the bestsmile
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 3 Aug 2009, 08:37
Perfect image Tim I like it very much
tim hitchins: really happy to hear it m8smile
Alert, sharp and focussed...

...and that's just the bird ;o)

Outstanding Tim.
tim hitchins: lol oh he was focused Mike as the poor rabbit found to his cost a few seconds later m8, really appreciated Mike for suresmile
  • Tracy
  • Staffs Moorlands
  • 3 Aug 2009, 08:41
Wondeful detail Tim, and there's no need to call me a punk!!lolgrin
tim hitchins: lol cheers Tracysmile
Goodness tim this is so powerful and potent ... great. richard
tim hitchins: really really appreciate that comment Richardsmile
  • Aussie
  • Cedar Vale
  • 3 Aug 2009, 11:03
Wow fantastic
tim hitchins: much appreciated Aussie, hope all is wellsmile
Magnificent Tim (the bird that is)
tim hitchins: he certainly was Bill, was stroking a six week old Goss hawk at the weekend the hunting season starts in about 2months will be interested to see how the young one comes along. Cheers Bill smile
Hi Tim,
This one is really impressive. So sharp !!
tim hitchins: thats very much appreciated Thierrysmile
Wonderful shot Tim..Such clarity.
tim hitchins: cheers Ron it was one of about 12 out of over 700 taken that day lol, but it was a great day out although wet and cold as per the norm for us at the mosmile
One of your best shots ever
tim hitchins: really chuffed you should think so S&Ssmile
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 3 Aug 2009, 14:35
Gotta LOVE LOVE LOVE it, Tim! grin
tim hitchins: and i gotta thank thank thank you Ginniegrin
hehe cool title, and brill shot Tim! H.
tim hitchins: lol cheers H, hope the swine flu wasn't too unpleasantsmile
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 3 Aug 2009, 15:23
This is a perfect shot of this bird. It shows his personality.
tim hitchins: yes Mary out of some 700+ shots i took that day this and only a few others did just that, sadly as these fly so fast most were kind of green and blurry lol, have a nice day Marysmile
That's a wonderful likey !!
tim hitchins: very much appreciated Zebsmile
Cracking shot Tim, one I wish i had taken.
tim hitchins: most appreciated Brian, yes i am fortunate to be able to get so close to these magnificent hawks ut not too close lolsmile
  • Beth
  • United States
  • 3 Aug 2009, 17:58
Magnificent clarity and contrast. I love it!
tim hitchins: well thank you very much Beth, i really liked the way the wind was rough-ling his feathers a sec later and he was on his way down the valley towards his quarry. Have a nice day Bethsmile
  • Chichi
  • United States
  • 3 Aug 2009, 18:00
You are a Jedi.
tim hitchins: lol i don't know about that but i like it lolsmile much appreciated Chichismile
Full palette of grey tones... A very nice shot, Tim!
tim hitchins: glad you like the tones Jeroen it would have been easy for me to do a color version, glad i didn't, cheerssmile
This is awesome Tim, I really like the processing too, I feel its in my room!
tim hitchins: cheers m8 one of about 7/800 i think that day and i do feel one of the best ones, cheers with the processing too i never know when to stop some times lolsmile
  • Mia
  • United States
  • 3 Aug 2009, 20:13
LOL @ title. Love it! This is poster material, tim, smooth dof, crisp details, super processing.
tim hitchins: lol the poor bunnie wasn't laughing shortly after Mia, although they do manage to save about 50% of them which they release in local woods, really chuffed with your perspective Mia and have a lovely daysmile
Beautifull shot!!
tim hitchins: gracias Victor and all the beat m8smile
  • paul
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Aug 2009, 21:08
scarily sharp!
tim hitchins: i was really pleased with the pping Paul, sometimes i just don't know when to stop, think i got this rightsmile cheers m8.
Wonderful. Boy, does he look mean! A stunning shot, Tim!
tim hitchins: he really was Alan, the week before he had almost taken his keepers eye out when he was trying to get the rabbit off him, two puncture wounds either side of his eye, how lucky was that. All the best Alansmile
Nice one Tim.
tim hitchins: thanks Michaelsmile
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 4 Aug 2009, 02:54
Likey for me, Tim. What a shot!
It looks like you were rather close to him/her.
tim hitchins: yes Kay some 6foot or so he had just flown back up the hillside after missing his quarry, he didn't miss the 2nd time. Really great to get so close but i got a right bollocking for getting too close once lol oops. Have a nice day Kaysmile
  • Affi
  • United States
  • 4 Aug 2009, 05:36
Wow! Tim, I'm late to the party but this is outstanding.
tim hitchins: really appreciate it Affi and all the bestsmile
WOOOW Timmy you have a rebel bird here and it's a beautiful one.Excellent shot mate!grin
tim hitchins: lol Timmy, sounds like your calling the cat in lol. Really appreciated Deliasmile
  • àsìkò
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Aug 2009, 10:05
even better on shutterchance
  • Travis
  • United States
  • 4 Aug 2009, 20:23
Wonderful contrast and DOF in this image. Question: was it taken with the Canon 28-135mm IS?? I'm thinking about buying one...looks sharp and effective in blurring the background nicely.
tim hitchins: cheers Travis actually its my Tamron 28-135 which i used for this shot, not sure of the price diff but i have being happy with it Travis. All the best smile
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 4 Aug 2009, 23:19
Oh my goodness Tim, this is an astonishing picture. Amazing detail and so sharp too
tim hitchins: really really happy you should think so Ellie, have a nice daysmile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 5 Aug 2009, 07:00
The picture and title are both in the excellent class.
tim hitchins: thank you very very much Louissmile
Awesome, Tim. Congrats.
tim hitchins: gracias Feliciano and have a nice day, hope it isn't too hot over there for yousmile
Funny title, and a perfect side-on portrait with lots of great contrast
tim hitchins: yes Mark as titles go thats not bad from me lol, cheers m8smile
  • Otokpa
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 5 Aug 2009, 21:15
LOL... this is funny.

My brother showed me this yesterday and we had a laugh about the title and I click here today and it's yours.

Lovely shot. I can tell you I won't be making that hawk's day.
tim hitchins: lol cheers Otokpa glad you found the title funny i am pretty useless when it comes to titles lol, all the bestsmile
  • V.Saari
  • Finland
  • 6 Aug 2009, 17:01
Fantastic. I have been sitting here last 10mins thinking what could i say.... But i think that covers it all wink
tim hitchins: indeed it does Mr Saari and its most appreciatedsmile have a nice day.
Beautiful details. What a gorgeous model you have!
tim hitchins: yes Tosin he was indeed a beautiful sight, most appreciatedsmile
Amazing shot. You have captured feral attitude of this hawk perfectly. Browsed some of your other pics too, very creative and high q. Have to pay more time to rest later on.
tim hitchins: well thank you very much Tuomas chuffed you should think so, cheers and all the bestsmile
Powerful Tim, great sharpness, tones and contrast.
tim hitchins: most appreciated Gaborsmile have a nice day.
Fantastica image, una nitidez impresionante y muy acertado esos tonos en B&W.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 9 Aug 2009, 14:58
FABULOUS....just amazing, so sharp so cool so....incredible, bravo for this outstanding shot.
  • Toshio
  • United States
  • 9 Aug 2009, 15:37
Stunning portrait!
  • Eliza
  • Tanzania
  • 10 Aug 2009, 08:22
wow tim, this is a stunning shot - how close were you to him?
tim hitchins: not too far away Eliza probs only 6foot or so, i am fortunate enough to now 2 brothers who keep them and have done for 25 years, its a real pleasure seeing these in action Elizasmile
tim hitchins: cheers Paulsmile
men! dis Hunk aint takin crap from any1. He's a meanie.. nice work here, classic!
tim hitchins: lol no he didn't take any prisoners for sure Hadassah, much appreciatedsmile
Stupendous shot....
very menacing and sharp
Wow! Great.
tim hitchins: happy you think so Alan and all the bestsmile
  • mike
  • Spain
  • 11 Feb 2010, 19:51

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