Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon

Harrier at Sunset

Harrier at Sunset

I spent 9 hours at the Ridgefield NWR on Jan. 15.  Two of those hours were at the last part of the day parked where the sun was essentially at the back of my camera.  Many birds did fly-by’s as I waited there with my 700mm set up (500 + 1.4x).  This beautiful Northern Harrier was one of my subjects as it made a large circular pattern a good 150 feet out.  I caught it just as it was checking out my lens, as if to be saying, “This is the one chance like this you’ll get today, buddy, so make it count!”   Canon 5D Mark III, 1/2000, f6.3, ISO 1250, 700mm.

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2 Responses to “Harrier at Sunset”

  1. Bruce McCammon says:

    Great shot Dennis. Lovely light and a great pose of a bird that evades my attempts to make pictures of it.

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