Hawkeye

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Watching her new friends today

Brett Peters, Automatt, iPhotograph, and 106 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. NYC sharpshooter 71 months ago | reply

    Amazing close up! Very nice.


    A+++ Grade Photo

  2. BratoDB 71 months ago | reply


    A+++ Grade Photo

  3. Pepe (ADM) 71 months ago | reply

    Your picture is Olympic Gold

    OLYMPIC PICTURE-POST 1- MEDAL 3 -
    Ολυμπιακή εικόνα

  4. melepix 71 months ago | reply


    A+++ Grade Photo

  5. paprika ;-) Busy ... [deleted] 71 months ago | reply

    I saw this wonderful photo in HIDDEN TREASURE GROUP

    HIDDEN TREASURE POST 1 AWARD 3

  6. Mustangaly911 71 months ago | reply

    Your picture is Olympic Gold

    OLYMPIC PICTURE-POST 1- MEDAL 3 -
    Ολυμπιακή εικόνα

  7. gypsie2 ~ On/Off 71 months ago | reply

    I saw this wonderful photo in HIDDEN TREASURE GROUP

    HIDDEN TREASURE POST 1 AWARD 3

  8. Janice of NZ 71 months ago | reply

    Great shot - bright eye
    Your picture is Olympic Gold

    OLYMPIC PICTURE-POST 1- MEDAL 3 -
    Ολυμπιακή εικόνα

  9. camera_obscura/vic... 71 months ago | reply

    I saw this wonderful photo in HIDDEN TREASURE GROUP

    HIDDEN TREASURE POST 1 AWARD 3

  10. Julie B. Portfolio 68 months ago | reply

    amazing! i was on flickr looking for drawing reference and this is almost too good!! if i obsess over details i am blaming you. ;)

  11. Eddi van W. 66 months ago | reply

    Hallo, ich bin der Administrator der Gruppe Creative Commons- Free Pictures, und wir würden uns freuen, wenn Du dies zu unserer Gruppe hinzufügen würdest.

  12. SoLostAndFound / Bill Lindsay 57 months ago | reply

    Caught your pic from a link on the photosynthesis blog. I had to get a better look since I had a similar that I caught on a Copper Hawk last year. I should have done the cropping to see the reflection better like yours. Great Stuff!

  13. ihave3kids 37 months ago | reply

    Thank you for your eye!
    The Eye

  14. jurvetson 8 months ago | reply

    and an update from the current New Scientist special on Bird Senses...

    "Raptors – hawks, falcons and eagles – can see to distances far greater than we can. One reason for this is that the light-sensitive layer at the back of our eyes, the retina, has one fovea, a sensitive spot where the image is sharpest. Raptors, in contrast, have two foveae in each eye, which is equivalent to a camera having both a telephoto and a macro lens.

    Bird eye Drawing

    We now know that birds' brains are more lateralised than our own. Intriguingly, in birds with eyes located on the sides of their head, this extends to using the left and right eyes for different tasks. In day-old chickens, for example, the right eye tends to be used for finding food while the left scans for predators. You might imagine this difference to be hard-wired – genetic – but it isn't. Just before a chick hatches, it has its right eye facing outwards, which means it receives some light through the shell. The left, inward-facing eye gets no light. However, if you gently turn the chick's head in the shell so that the left eye gets most light, lateralisation is reversed.

    Sixth sense
    We still do not know exactly how it works, but what we do know is mind-bogglingly bizarre.

    First, birds seem to detect the direction of the magnetic field using microscopic crystals of magnetite – a magnetic form of iron oxide – located around their eyes and in the nasal cavity of the upper beak. More recently, it has emerged that they may also detect the strength of the field via a chemical reaction – physicists have known since the 1970s that certain chemical reactions can be modified by magnetic fields. Stranger yet, studies of the European robin indicate that the reaction involved is induced by light entering the bird's right eye only. Researchers are currently striving to find out where in the body the reaction takes place. Meanwhile, some speculate that it might allow birds to "see" the contours of the Earth's magnetic field – something that is difficult to envisage as a mere human.

  15. ihave3kids 4 months ago | reply

    Thanks again!
    Hawk Eye

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