Sunday, August 15, 2010

Red Tail Hawk Day

As some of you know I have an obsession with taking photographs of my Red Tail Hawk friends I keep an Eagle eye out for any of them to come around and tempt me to take their pictures.

For some reason the Hawks have been frightened and do not allow me to approach them as close as I used to be able most the best I can do is to get about 1,000 ft. at closest to them anymore.

A few days back, I spotted two Hawks doing the "Hawk Dance" ( Mating Dance) in and around a Walnut tree about a 1/4 mile from the I grabbed the camera and out I went to get some picture..and happily snapped away for a short while..then realized I had the VR turned off on my 70-300 lens..I looked at what I had shot and found "Blurr" from camera shake.

I then turned on the VR and started to try it again when all at once the clouds came and sat down on all the surrounding area...covering everything in a thick fog like atmosphere.

Now being a stubborn person..I still managed to get some pictures out of it and pulled them out of the fog to a fair degree and will show some as follows.

Please feel free to click on the photographs to enlarge for a better view.

The Walnut Tree in thick fog..there is a Hawk in there

Two Hawks sitting in the tree

A bit of a close up of the Two Hawks

After one Hawk flew a close up of other Hawk

Another close up

Close up

Note the small birds sitting very close to the Hawk.."Do Ya Feel Lucky?"
Could be a morning snack for a Hawk.

Click to enlarge...see the Mocking Bird flying in close and the Robin above?

Another Close Up in the Fog

Do you think He likes to be photographed?


cieldequimper said...

I'm not sure he does but I like the wonderful sequence.

Elisabeth said...

Nice job Bob!

Light and Voices said...

Last photograph of the hawk is fantastic! You caught the eye in this image. Hard to do!
Joyce M