Wednesday, December 9, 2009

In Search of The Hawk

Today I am posting some photo's of some Red Tail Hawks that I keep trying to get better photo's of.
The Red Tail Hawk is very shy and does not often let one get very close to it here for great close up shots.
A few days ago I spotted two Red Tails in a tree almost a half mile away and put on my 70-300 Nikon VR lens and went shooting, below is what I got from the adventure...first a shot as I saw it from the cabin here...then zoomed in for a closer look.
Shot from almost a half mile away

Shot from a zoom in..click to enlarge

A shot after one flew away..single Hawk


Same Hawk..next day on a wire across the road..all wet and cold



Leaving the wire..going hunting





6 comments:

judi said...

elusive is a great understatement don't you think?
I can't get good shots of them either, so I just watch them dance on the thermal drafts.

Anonymous said...

the blog was interesting and it had really nice pictures.you must of had a really nice camera to take those pictures.

Carol said...

Great photos. The red tail really stands out in the second shot. What a beautiful bird!

Chris said...

Well done, the hawks are lovely.

Dimple said...

These are wonderful! A long lens is a good helper sometimes!
I loke the last one best, because usually when I try to get such a shot, the animal is gone.

Dimple said...

These are wonderful! A long lens is a good helper sometimes!
I like the last one best, because usually when I try to get such a shot, the animal is gone.