Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon

Eyes over the refuge

Eyes over the refuge

This Red-tailed Hawk, with its wings in a horizontal position, nearly took up the whole frame of this Canon 7D Mark II image.  During processing, the bird’s eyes caught my attention and I decided to crop out about half the wings to accentuate the amazing eyes on this creature.  The bird was chasing (in flight) a Great Egret that had a vole in its bill.  The egret landed about 200 feet from me and the hawk gave up trying to steal the catch.  Then the hawk did a wonderful thing by doing a U-turn and flying right toward me.  The 7D Mark II, at 10 frames per second, sounded like a machine gun right about then–spray and pray they sometimes say!

Canon 7D Mark II, 1/2000, f4, ISO 500, 500mm, 1:00 p.m.


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