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Old 15th April 2012, 10:43 PM   #11
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my parents are having a sparrowhawk visit there garden daily at the moment,usually early in the morning, the attraction are all the sparrows which congregate in the border of trees and shrubs where there feeding station is situated, easy pickings for it. They haven't capured amazing photos like these though.
Fabulous, I'd love a smart camera one day, that one day will be when the kids have flown the next I imagine.
The first pic wit the wings slightly raised shows this impressive BOP off well.
The last pic the eyes and stance are great, love this one especially.

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Old 16th April 2012, 07:58 AM   #12
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Thanks Crissie,

You don't need a really expensive camera to get good shots. My wife's compact has a good zoom on it and could easily have taken these pictures. I was only about 10 yards away from this action. My camera is actually some years old now and if anything it's the lenses that make the difference.

I haven't seen much of the sparrowhawk recently... Every time I say that it turns up, so fingers crossed.

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Old 16th April 2012, 08:06 AM   #13
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Yep, my camera will take good shots if I'm outside and the zoom is 16 x optical, (I think)
I mean I would love a camera where I could get the shots no matter what,
I'd turn the whole thing into a hobby, and really learn the photographers skill.
Perhaps in 20 years time, health and waelth willing I'll get into it.
At the moment my point and shoot will do.
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