Death by Red-Tail

Posted by Daniel Chen (New York, United States) on 22 February 2010 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Nikon D70s, 70-200 f/2.8

Taken while on a sports day in central park back April,2008.

While on a psych experiment in central park watching squirrels, I was talking to my friend about how a couple of years ago I saw a Hawk eating a squirrel. When out of no where we see a hawk swoop down and pick up a squirrel, kill it, and began to consume it on a tree branch. Got me thinking about when I shot this photo. And here it is.

Post Processing:
Lightroom: Strong Contrast Tone Curve
Photoshop: Noise Ninja, Smart Sharpen: 100% 0.2 pixels, lens blur
Crop 4x5

digitalCG from Manchester, United Kingdom

Grim (but great!) photo. At 200mm and f2.8 I'm amazed you got so much in focus too, well done!

22 Feb 2010 9:57pm

Bryan from New York, United States

Great shot Daniel! I'll just pretend that this was taken last week..

23 Feb 2010 5:40pm

Nikon D70s
1/1250 second
F/2.8
ISO 200
200 mm

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