Thursday, September 23, 2010

Sky Watch Friday

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This week again I am departing from the usual post that I do...we have been having absolutely clear skies with no clouds.

As I was looking at the sky to find something to shoot...I notice my friend the Red Tail Hawk sitting in the Walnut Tree just about a Quarter of a mile from the cabin here.

I ran in and grabbed the camera with the 70-300 lens on and began to photograph him...I was able to get just a bit closer each shot till I was about 2,000 yards away..then he decided to fly elsewhere..to the South ...he had been sitting in the North West. I did manage to get a few shots of him flying by..therefore I also got some sky in the shots.

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Shot from the porch here at the cabin.

Just a bit farther down towards the tree


Still closer..a better shot



Flying by from NW towards the South


I did promise some sky..here it is
(Still flying towards the South)



More great Blue sky..and my friend reaching the South Sky.







23 comments:

EG Wow said...

Wonderful shots of the red tail hawk! They are very wary of humans and usually very hard to capture with a camera. You did good!

clairz said...

How kind of him to pose for you, and how kind of you to share with us. Happy Sky (and hawk) Watching!

Sylvia K said...

Such a magnificent bird and what terrific captures! Superb! Love that last shot! Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Steffi said...

Great shots and very interesting to see!Thank you for sharing!

Laura said...

how spectacular! thank you for this special view of your friend today!

Kcalpesh said...

Wonderful captures!!


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Rune said...

Nice pictures, and an exciting bird. Happy Skywatch:)

joo said...

Really impressive series!
Have a nice weekend:)

chubskulit said...

Great capture!

Sky Shots this week.

eileeninmd said...

I just love the flight shots, great captures.

Greyscale Territory said...

It's exciting photo tracking a bird in flight! Great photos!

Al said...

Great shots! That's an incredible bird.

♥♥ Willa ♥♥ said...

He simply giving us a sign that Winter is only a few months away!

Thanks for visiting my SkyWatchFriday

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots of the red tail hawk.

Mridula said...

I do the same keep inching closer till I can get better bird shots. The flying shots look nice against the blue sky.

Gramma Ann said...

I always know when I visit your blog each week, something interesting will be happening. And again I was not disappointed. Nice photos of the Red Tailed Hawk.

Carver said...

Wonderful shots of the hawk. I enjoyed this sequence very much.

ladyfi said...

Wonderful shots that spell: FREEDOM!

Mama Zen said...

Gorgeous captures!

ascu75 aka Don said...

I love the Hawk piccies and the ones of him flying are great. Your camera is good. XXX Don

Rambling Round said...

Great Skywatch! I love seeing the hawk in flight.

Linda said...

It's a great treat to see blue skies, and even more of a treat to see such a beautiful bird in flight.

Ebie said...

Love the capture of him soaring up in the sky spreading its wings!