Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon

Launch of a lone raptor–silent hunter

Launch of a lone raptor–silent hunter

On July 3, 2015, I shot and posted an image of a male Northern Harrier with its catch.  The above shot is of that same harrier launching from a post (lower left in photo) about 500 feet from my road location.  Both images were taken from that same location.  This launch shot was snapped about a half hour prior to the bird’s displaying of the captured rodent.  The image above is meant to depict a glimpse into the life of a lone raptor, on a warm day, out in the middle of a huge field, and overgrown with tall grass and teasel.  Thirty minutes after launch… he has his meal.  So much fun to watch and even more satisfying to photograph!

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Canon 7D Mark II, 1/2000, f5.6, ISO 500, 700mm, 7:55 a.m.

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