Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon

Initial liftoff wing flap

Initial liftoff wing flap

I spent the daylight hours today, Nov. 17, 2016, at the Ridgefield NWR, where the day started out dark with a heavy cloud cover, but became brighter as the day progressed.  This is a Red-tailed Hawk executing its initial wing flap as its feet leave the perch.  The late afternoon sun had pierced the clouds, projecting its light onto this amazing creature.

Canon 7D Mark II, 1/2500, f4, ISO 320, 500mm, 3:10 p.m.

 

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