Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon

Close Encounter

Close Encounter

Mar. 6, 2015, at the Ridgefield NWR, I was so close to this Red-tailed Hawk that I had to swivel the camera to portrait position to get the whole bird in the shot.  I was particularly happy that the bird was on a natural perch and not a sign or post.  I did receive a bruise on my forearm due to the contortions necessary to aim the lens out the passenger side window pointing back toward the rear of my truck.  It’s a tough life!  🙂

Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1600, f5.6, ISO 1600, 700mm (500 + 1.4x), 3:32 p.m.

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