I have taken photos of birds that are so bad, out of focus, poorly exposed, wings cut off, etc. We all have, but why would anyone keep them? I delete them, especially when I can't identify them...hah. But I have to say, there are photos I should have deleted long ago that still sit in my collection. The Cooper's Hawk photo above is one of them....its small in the frame (I cropped this one) and not in great light, and I will delete it for good right after this post.
Anyway, I get a lot of e-mails of raptor pics for ID, and some of the pics are difficult mostly because its tough to see anything in the photo. I just thought, if anyone is interested in trying to get an ID on a raptor photo they are holding onto, feel free to e-mail it to me. Lets keep it to raptors, there are just too many other bird photos I will have no prayer of identifying. I'll pick a tough one sent to me, try to identify it, and blog about it.
Send pics to this e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org
), I only have a gmail account because it is necessary for this blog, I never check it. And, feel free to send good raptor pics if you are wondering about the ID.
Labels: photography, raptors