David Alaniz Photography

Natures turn…….

The Bird Dance

Continuing from the last posting of the Pearland Eagles, the hawk must have seen the eagle above and that is when the dance began with hard turns, dives, dips and climbs.  People, this hawk was in “deep sh!t”.  In actuality, the hawk was trying to “get out of Dodge”.   The hawk was going nuts knowing there was trouble up above.   The eagle was able to out dive, maneuver as well as out think the hawk.  I believe the eagle was making a conscious effort not to hurt the hawk but to give him a heck of a scare and let him know not to intrude in its territory.  After the close encounter the hawk flew into the sunset and the eagle returned towards the nest.

Nikon D4, Nikon 500 + 1.4tc, f/5.6, 1/2500, EV -0.67, ISO 200

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12 responses to “The Bird Dance

  1. Doug Haass March 13, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Cool series David. Awesome job capturing the sequence.

  2. Leigh Pate March 13, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    As usual, WOW!!!! David, wonderful photos!

  3. Tricia Booker Photography March 14, 2013 at 7:14 am

    Wow, amazing captures! You must have great reflexes to keep up with the action! Thank you for including your camera info, too.

    • dda53 March 15, 2013 at 1:05 pm

      Thanks Tricia for your comments. I will always try to include camera info. I certainly like to see other post with the info. It’s another learning tool for everyone.

  4. Tim Timmis March 14, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    Great series of shots David. Very cool to see and capture with your camera.

  5. opienc March 22, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    nice. what equiment?

  6. texasladyjuanita April 7, 2013 at 9:09 am

    A friend recently sent me WWII photo’s of the dance our fly boys did with the enemy. They didn’t call it a dance, but that is exactly what I thought. The danger felt real just looking at the photos. These birds made me think on those photos. Very nice series.Those of us who are not even good at point and shoot with a camera appreciate those that are good at it.

  7. dda53 April 7, 2013 at 10:50 am

    Thanks Juanita for viewing and comments. I couldn’t even begin to imagine their feelings as they engaged in life and death manuvers. They deserve everyone’s thankful respect.

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