It was one of those situations where there were no other options to pursue. I was returning home Thursday from my almost daily morning photographic shoot when I spied a large hawk surveying a meadow from his perch atop a hay bale. I had the 300mm lens attached and decided to shoot a few shots before he flew, as these birds are quite skittish in this area.
I took a few frames and then tried to attach the 500mm, which was lying in the back seat of the Blazer, but I never got it mounted until he flew away. This is likely the same hawk that killed the rabbit in the previous post, as he was only a short distance from that spot.
Canon 30D: 300mmF4-1/500sec. f 5.6 ISO 200
This evening when I arrived at my favorite deer photography spot, I set the 40D up on a tripod and was standing a short distance away with the 30D and 70-200mm lens when one of the fawns came running up to the tripod for a close look at it. Again it wasn't a super pose as I would have liked to have captured a more inquisitive expression on its' face, but still I thought it was special to have the little fellow come that close to the photographic equipment. (Yes, the 40D has returned from repair for the second time and all systems seem to be functional!)
Canon 30D: 70-200mmF 2.8-1/160 sec. f 4.5 ISO 400
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