reflection in a hawk's eye

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    copyright © Mim Eisenberg/mimbrava studio. All rights reserved.

    2nd place, Birds in Portrait, 2009 Atlanta Audubon Society Photo Contest

    I'm pleased that an 8x10 version of this photo won Honorable Mention last night (21 Jul 2009) at the Roswell Photographic Society's Wildlife review, digital projected images category.

    I am thrilled that David chose this as picture of the day in Bratanesque. Please check out this thread of jaw-droppingly superb photographs. I am honored to have this photo among them.

    This captive Red-shouldered hawk resides at the Chattahoochee Nature Center and is part of their educational program. It cannot be released into the wild because it has a deformed beak that makes it unable to feed itself. You don't have to be a kid to be thrilled to be so close to such a beautiful creature.

    I hope to catch up with you all later. Thanks for dropping by.

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    1. rwolfert 80 months ago | reply

      Great composition.

      And there you are…in the eye of the hawk!

    2. Alan Cressler 80 months ago | reply

      Another awesome image!

    3. Fort Photo 80 months ago | reply

      This is one of the finest eye reflections on a raptor I've seen on flickr. Truly exceptional capture. The pose on the second shot is very cool.

      I am pretty much right there with you on the reminders but am wary of implementing similar policies on my stream. I have to learn to not always be so nice, the myspace conversion of flickr seems to be in full march at times. The garlands of sometimes even ten invites seem petty and the large icons give the comments a cheapened feel at times...

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    4. Nancy Rose 80 months ago | reply

      This one certrtinaly says a lot for the ability of the S5! That is such a superb photo...and of course you are extremely skilled...awesome closeup compostion but it is the perfect focus in the eye that really makes this one so super special...

      So glad I took some time to browse your amazing photostream!

    5. urtica 80 months ago | reply

      Wow mim, just...wow!!!

    6. INACTIVE ACCOUNT OF KAI LIVINGSTON 80 months ago | reply

      One of the best reflection in a hawk's eye ever!

    7. A.Alwosaibie 80 months ago | reply

      very nice shot!!!

      You are invited to add this image to
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      Very Flickr (add 1,award 1,invite 1)

    8. momhascrafts 74 months ago | reply

      Congratulations.... This is perfection.

      Admired in: Super Eco

      A lovely addition to the group.

    9. jude 74 months ago | reply

      what an amazingly handsome shot, mim!

      Admired in: Super Eco

      A lovely addition to the group.

    10. P. J. McAdie 74 months ago | reply

      :))
      Admired in: Super Eco

      A lovely addition to the group.

    11. ~ francebluebird Photography © ~ 74 months ago | reply

      amazing picture..great shot superbe bird..well done..

    12. *hb19 (R.I.P.) 74 months ago | reply

      This is still an awesome shot Mim...

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    13. Marisina Vescio 72 months ago | reply

      very wonderful!

    14. Arun Ravichandran 67 months ago | reply

      My favorite shot.. Lovely! Great detail, love the reflection.

    15. jenniferacomb 61 months ago | reply

      Just amazing!

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Burdr, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    16. moosejaw2 48 months ago | reply

      Super shot.. Love the raptors.

    17. JrScientist 37 months ago | reply

      Absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!

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