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RedTailHawk36
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2017-4-11 11:05:08
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81SFORLIFE
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I'm not going to lie that was pretty awesome!
2017-4-11 11:18:57
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81SFORLIFE Posted at 2017-4-11 11:18
I'm not going to lie that was pretty awesome!

I feel like it will never happen again. LOL.
2017-4-11 11:26:01
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digitalintruder
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wow. Lucky shoot!
2017-4-11 12:16:55
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LostMyMavic
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Dude, so dope.
2017-4-11 12:17:02
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WolfgangStiller
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Love it!  Great camera work in following that hawk.  

Hawks are very intelligent. I was flying my  Mavic with a friend (who also was flying his Mavic) when a hawk flew by and perched nearby and watched both our Mavics fly.  It was about 20 feet from us at one point.  It seemed interested but unconcerned.
2017-4-11 12:28:46
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fans4a0e0242
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very awesome
2017-4-11 12:30:28
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Boardtalk
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Now that's something you don't get to see everyday.
2017-4-11 12:37:32
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CynicalZombie
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I like it!  I'd also be scared that the hawk would take my Mavic out  lol
2017-4-11 12:47:17
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RedTailHawk36 Posted at 2017-4-11 11:26
I feel like it will never happen again. LOL.

Did my comment get removed? Whatever that SO AWESOME!!!! The Mavic is so strong!! Watching a bird hover like that was amazing!!
2017-4-11 12:49:19
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woaw!!! simply AMAZING!!! i'm wondergin if beside being " blind " the hawk wasn't deaf as well?? :-PPP
i mean he just didn't care of the Mavic... amazing really !!!
2017-4-11 12:56:17
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Beautiful, great shot.
2017-4-11 12:55:03
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Bucefalo Posted at 2017-4-11 12:56
woaw!!! simply AMAZING!!! i'm wondergin if beside being " blind " the hawk wasn't deaf as well?? :-PPP
i mean he just didn't care of the Mavic... amazing really !!!

I actually think he was posing. "Like get my left side. It's my best side" lol
2017-4-11 12:55:40
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That was really amazing.  I can just imaging how excited you were in getting such a good angle and distance from the hawk.  The hawk was totally focused on looking for prey and completely unconcerned about that strange flying thing nearby.  
Amazing how easily these large birds can fly.
I think these drones are really good for nature photography.  Gets you into places you would otherwise never get.
Thanks for sharing.......
2017-4-11 13:13:19
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BluesDragon
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Schaweet!!! That was just too cool...
2017-4-11 14:15:10
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thehippoz
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Looks like he was hunting.. This was sooo good thanks
2017-4-11 14:27:00
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Unbelievable great job, nice handling of the AC to get a great shoot.
2017-4-11 15:46:50
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PizzaFiend
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Incredibly awesome!
2017-4-11 16:26:48
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RedTail,

             Beautiful awesome vid ---- I have a lot of hawks by me -- I share the sky with them they don't seem to mind but I was never able to get so close to them --- Beware of Eagles they have no love for the Mavic an try to take it out  
2017-4-11 17:25:02
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SteveGmavic 2
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That is great shot
2017-4-11 17:40:49
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Sticks
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Wow one in a million nice shot glad the hawk had no interest in your drone
2017-4-11 18:08:08
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WrightCoast
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That was amazing to watch!!!
2017-4-12 04:59:50
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4wesomeAdam
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So much fun. You are lucky.
2017-4-12 05:21:38
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manfredo
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What an amazing bird, great video. Just curious, is this a wild Hawk you came across or one trained for Falconry?
2017-4-12 05:50:01
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un hombre
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To be honest, I think you were very lucky this time, that the hawk had no interest in Mavic!!!

If I saw hawk flying so close to my Mavic, I would turn on Sports mode and RTH ASAP
2017-4-12 06:32:15
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M Stuart K
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What a magnificent creature!
2017-4-12 06:46:55
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AWESOME!!!!!!!
2017-4-12 06:59:50
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That's amazing bud fantastic shots
2017-4-12 10:18:23
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WOW THAT'S A GREAT VIDEO. I cant believe he didnt go for your drone.Very nice !
2017-4-12 17:45:49
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un hombre Posted at 2017-4-12 06:32
To be honest, I think you were very lucky this time, that the hawk had no interest in Mavic!!!

If I saw hawk flying so close to my Mavic, I would turn on Sports mode and RTH ASAP

Me too, cant believe that Hawk didn't cut the drone in half.
2017-4-12 17:47:31
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rreindl
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That was amazing! Me not knowing what the hawks do near me I avoid them.
2017-4-12 18:07:21
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amazingfriend
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That's awesome. Hawk can soar as wish. Admirable.
2017-4-12 18:09:52
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NoSale Posted at 2017-4-11 13:13
That was really amazing.  I can just imaging how excited you were in getting such a good angle and distance from the hawk.  The hawk was totally focused on looking for prey and completely unconcerned about that strange flying thing nearby.  
Amazing how easily these large birds can fly.
I think these drones are really good for nature photography.  Gets you into places you would otherwise never get.

I was loosing my mind! I thought it looked like a video game on my ipad mini. Was completely baffled and could hardly maintain myself.
2017-4-12 18:15:41
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Orind
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Thanks for sharing--that is an awesome video!
2017-4-12 19:49:20
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cristianc
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Majestic! impressive footage
2017-4-12 20:14:03
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That. Was. Brilliant.
2017-4-12 22:55:43
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RedTailHawk36 Posted at 2017-4-12 18:15
I was loosing my mind! I thought it looked like a video game on my ipad mini. Was completely baffled and could hardly maintain myself.

How much navigation up/down did you have to do to adjust to the hawk's altitude?  Or was it more the hawk adjust his altitude, or a combination?  I'm just curious how you had to navigate to get such a good angle (at times)?

BTW - I think the hawk never had interest or felt threatened by your Mavic, which allowed you to hang in there and get the shot.  I know a lot of people believe a hawk is a likely aggressor to anything else in the sky, but from this instance, it looks that this is not necessarily an automatic reaction.  Instead, it likely depends on the size (in comparison), if the bird of prey considers a Mavic food or a threat to nest/self........
2017-4-13 05:33:11
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The Rev
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Excellent and good job it wasnt hungry
2017-4-13 07:35:49
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That is really cool. I see the videos of the birds attacking drones and amazed with the great footage you got without any problems.
2017-4-13 07:53:45
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Clearly not a fierce bird !!!! Bravo !!!
2017-4-13 16:13:42
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