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April 20, 2010

108 - 04.18.10 - Dapple Hawk

dap·ple

[dap-uhl] Show IPA noun, adjective, verb,-pled, -pling.
–noun
1.a spot or mottled marking, usually occurring in clusters.
2.an animal with a mottled skin or coat.
–adjective
3.dappled; spotted: a dapple horse.
–verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
4.to mark or become marked with spots. 
 
Nothing came to mind for a dapple photo, UNTIL I went out for my morning walk.  
I noticed sitting high in my neighbors tree a hawk.  This one isn't the normal hawk I see everyday, the sparrow hawk and the red tail.  NO, this one is much bigger than those.  I believe it is a White-tailed Hawk, but I could be wrong.   
This is my photo version of dapple.
 f/5.6 @ 1/1000 200ISO 300mm late morning sun
 I have several other photos of this bird that I will be posting.  He/She was just so interesting to watch.

5 comments:

Ron a.k.a. Danudin said...

This one has the dignitry, but your second is all action. Ain't you so clever, my knees are green with envy.

Chesney said...

One heck of a capture...love how he is looking down on you, probably thinking "dinner"! :)

Lorri said...

Nice way to use the dapple theme. I think he's looking for dinner--small birds beware!

Merryn said...

Has he got his eye on you! Amazing.

dspec01 said...

I agree that he seems to be watching you! Not sure I would to be any closer to him then with a 300mm lens. Nice job.