Cooper Blur

cooper flight33Friends, this Cooper’s Hawk is still protesting his capture and banding, or maybe the loss of a feather, floating in the lower middle of this image.  Hawk Ridge is an exciting place to be in the fall, lots of birds migrating and some are caught, banded, adopted and released back into the wild blue yonder. But I have a question, is this a pleasing blur?? til Tomorrow MJ

 

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About mjspringett

Nature Photographer, searching for questions and answers

Posted on October 3, 2013, in Birds, Lake Superior, Nature, photography and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I’m more of a stop action guy. I’m comfortable with a slight blur of the wings, Just me.

  2. Whoa! The blur of the wings with the sharp focus of the head nicely convey the activity. Nice shot!

  3. I don’t know if I have the experience to comment on whether it is pleasing as a whole pic. I can say that my eye is drawn straight to the lower wing, which while blurred also provides a wonderful view of the bands of the feathers. When I look at the upper wing, I don’t see that but for what its’ worth, as a whole I do like the image, it’s unique and interesting. The feather floating in the center also adds a spot the eye is drawn to. Before I read through the description, I thought it might have been a small snack he dropped. Great places for the eye to rest. (I’m new to photography but as a quilter, we always like a place for our eyes to rest.)
    I like it!

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