Red Tail Hawks by cheribug

Red Tail Hawks

I obviously lack a good telephoto lens, Saw this pair on my way home from the boyfriends this morning.. Any advice on how to make this a better photo?
I love it! Very striking!
June 10th, 2012  
Not sure if I should say anything, as I sure am an amateur. Have you thought about just using the tree with the green on it just on the right and crop it right below where the branch and top come together. Then you might get a better close up? That's what I have to do as I don't have a good camera with a zoom on it. Just a thought.
June 10th, 2012  
@granny7 If I did that would I lose the hawk in the bottom left??
June 10th, 2012  
Yes, but you can hardly see him as he is so small in comparison to the tree branch on the right. Try it from the first branch from the bottom and just see what it looks like and play around with it. You can always undo it. It might not look any better, but you might see the bird on top a little better.
June 10th, 2012  
@granny7 I put a collage of them up. They are such lovely regal birds. ... Thank you for your advice on the crop, That lower one does seem a bit lost in the photo.
June 10th, 2012  
@hopess13 Thank you Rachel!!!
June 10th, 2012  
@cheribug I hope that I didn't offend you with my suggestion? I do think that the little one did look lost. I like how you put all 4 of them together, good work.
June 10th, 2012  
@granny7 never offended. The ONLY way I am going to learn is by asking questions and with such an amazing community on here, I feel comfortable enough to ask for help, and know I will get honest opinions, so you by no means offended me!!
June 10th, 2012  
At least you caught them -- I missed an egret today and feel annoyed at not being fast enough to catch him.
June 10th, 2012  
Like the way you solved this problem. It was worth cropping to see this shot better as you have done in your collage.
June 11th, 2012  
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