Saturday, February 04, 2006

Hawk on a tree

I thought I'd try a little bit of extreme cropping on this image. I took this shot on the bike/running path that leads up to Fort Mason which overlooks San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge.
This hawk looked like he/she was taking advantage of the high perch to get a good view of any small animals or fish that were in the area. I liked the fierce and strong gaze it has looking over the branches and how it seems to be calmy seated on a shaky perch.
The reason I chose the cropping for this photo was because I originally included a lot more sky and tree in the photo which seemed to overwhelm the bird's body. With this cropping the bird has more of place in the scene.

Canon 20D, 24-85mm 3.5-4.5, AV f 10.0
[click photo to enlarge]


Blogger A said...

Just beautiful. Cropping apears to have been a good idea.

10:13 AM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

The bird was a great subject. Perfectly still and well lit.

8:38 PM  
Blogger Sidney said...

Nice catch ! Well framed !

6:12 AM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

Thanks Sidney

10:34 AM  
Anonymous Alicia said...

Beautiful! Must be amazing to spot one in the perched in the city.

6:35 PM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

Thanks Alicia,

It is always neat to such a big and graceful creature near an urban area. Makes me think that nature always finds a way to survive.

9:56 PM  

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