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Hawk Attacking Water Balloon at 4000FPS Makes for Some Incredible Footage
PETAPIXEL ^ | March 06,2014 | Gannon Burgett

Posted on 03/07/2014 12:42:42 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER

With the rise in popularity and drop in price of high speed cameras, more and more incredible footage is getting captured of events our human brain would otherwise be unable to see in such detail.

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TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Miscellaneous; Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: hawk; photo; video
Incredible shots!
1 posted on 03/07/2014 12:42:42 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER
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2 posted on 03/07/2014 12:44:37 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Wow!


3 posted on 03/07/2014 12:46:42 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Oh frames per second. I'm thinking, 'that is awfully fast, a hawk that can waltz away from a .22-250'. LOL
4 posted on 03/07/2014 12:49:54 PM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

So that’s why my front yard looks like a war zone after one of them snatches a dove!


5 posted on 03/07/2014 12:50:14 PM PST by Tucsonican
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

pretty cool..I like to watch the Red Tails get fed up with the local crows when they get harassed. The crows will dive,pluck at, and generally street organize the hawk *smiles*.....the hawk has two things he can do, well three if he sits in a tree. First he can put up with the *hit till he gets high enough, (crows will only go so high),..or if the hawk gets pissed enough, he’ll suddenly spin over on his back while flying and try to nab a driving crow with his talons. Depending on how close he comes, the crows usually give up...


6 posted on 03/07/2014 12:57:50 PM PST by Doogle (I)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Thank you for the post and ping, SWAMPSNIPER. That was very enlightening.


7 posted on 03/07/2014 12:59:10 PM PST by TheOldLady
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To: Riley

Well that made me smile. I was thinking along the same lines...


8 posted on 03/07/2014 1:01:33 PM PST by scripter
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To: scripter

Having now watched the clip, I’m guessing that this started out as a prank. :-)


9 posted on 03/07/2014 1:03:28 PM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: Doogle
Had one of those damn wild rabbits set up house in our front of our house a couple years back. It would chew down all the flowers I planted for the Mrs. and leave its scat all over the entrance as if to rub it in.

I trimmed back the bushes but could never get the damn thing with my pellet gun.

One day, I looked out the window to see a red tail hawk having a meal. It was the rabbit! The hawk even left me a little fur where the rabbit used to leave scat as a thank you gift. Wifey was a little put out at me when I hung it from her garden banner pole like a scalp. But no rabbit has tried it since.

10 posted on 03/07/2014 1:09:12 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

That hawk looked my ex wife going after my wallet on payday!


11 posted on 03/07/2014 1:13:16 PM PST by Plumberman27
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

When it’s wings are sweeping down, the shape of the hawk’s body is pretty much an exact match to the shape of the fuselage of the B-2 bomber.

A coincidence, I’m sure. ;)


12 posted on 03/07/2014 1:22:27 PM PST by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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Just hope the little fella didn’t eat the balloon!


13 posted on 03/07/2014 1:22:49 PM PST by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CFckjfP-1E
14 posted on 03/07/2014 1:38:08 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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They are amazing critters!


15 posted on 03/07/2014 1:42:32 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Astonishing! Thank you!


16 posted on 03/07/2014 1:56:57 PM PST by Silentgypsy (Make sure she doesn┬ĺt get ahold of the gom jabbar)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Amazing! This clip is going directly to the grandchildren! Thanks.


17 posted on 03/07/2014 2:43:26 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

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18 posted on 03/07/2014 3:02:11 PM PST by ▀udda▀udd
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Amazing. And the music was perfect.


19 posted on 03/07/2014 3:09:34 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

They are, indeed, incredible shots. But I can’t help thinking that something was manipulated here. Why would a goshawk be interested in a balloon? What do I not understand?


20 posted on 03/07/2014 4:41:20 PM PST by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Neat! My puppy got his first dove last weekend almost attacked the screen.

Music is great too...He really jumped when the balloon burst!

Thanks! Swampy

21 posted on 03/07/2014 6:57:32 PM PST by 3D-JOY
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Incredible indeed! God put some mighty cool flying and catching capabilities into that hawk!

Marvelous, thank you SO MUCH!

22 posted on 03/08/2014 12:24:45 AM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is...sounding pretty good about now.)
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To: Bigg Red

Watch carefully, there was a strip of raw meat on the balloon.


23 posted on 03/08/2014 3:56:32 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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Ah, you are much sharper than I am. I did not see the meat.


24 posted on 03/08/2014 5:12:08 PM PST by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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