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.
4 thoughts on “Flight of the Red-shouldered Hawk”
Another spectacular moment captured! Love the wing color detail and the lovely background colors!
Thank you, Christy! It’s a beautiful bird for sure!
For a first shot, it’s a stunner – you must be pleased.
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.