Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon

Flight of the Red-shouldered Hawk

Flight of the Red-shouldered Hawk

This is my first ever flight shot of a Red-shouldered Hawk.  Taken Dec. 29, 2014, at the Ridgefield NWR.  The bird has been working a good portion of the Ash tree forest at the refuge and has been a popular attraction for photographers.

Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1600, f4, ISO 800, 500mm, 10:48 a.m.

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4 Responses to “Flight of the Red-shouldered Hawk”

  1. christy says:

    Another spectacular moment captured! Love the wing color detail and the lovely background colors!

  2. Tony says:

    For a first shot, it’s a stunner – you must be pleased.

    • Dennis says:

      Thanks, Tony! I wasn’t real pleased with the bush in the background but I did remove some branches ahead of the bird that were even more distracting. The eye contact may be the best attribute of the image.

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