Gray Ghost by Gosh

I drove to a spot on NW Lower River Road just outside of Vancouver, Wa., today with a friend and we attempted to photograph up to 3 male Northern Harriers for about 5 hours.  It was exciting to see three of these birds at one time but there were hours when there were no birds to be seen. So it was quite challenging as the birds did a good job of keeping their distance as they hunted over the grassy terrain.  Out of 300+ frames that I shot, I got one that was decent but still required a lot more cropping than I like.  Hope you like this shot of the Gray Ghost!

Canon 7D Mark II, 1/2500, f5, ISO 250, 500mm, 3:12 p.m.

I drove to a spot on NW Lower River Road just outside of Vancouver, Wa., today with a friend and we attempted to photograph up to 3 male Northern Harriers for about 5 hours.  It was exciting to see three of these birds at one time but there were hours when there were no birds to be seen. So it was quite challenging as the birds did a good job of keeping their distance as they hunted over the grassy terrain.  Out of 300+ frames that I shot, I got one that was decent but still required a lot more cropping than I like.  Hope you like this shot of the Gray Ghost!

Canon 7D Mark II, 1/2500, f5, ISO 250, 500mm, 3:12 p.m.

2 thoughts on “Gray Ghost by Gosh”

  1. It’s amazing to me how much patience I have to learn. You get top rating for your shot and your patience!

    1. Thanks for the nice comment, Carolyn! I was out there with a photog buddy and we kind of kept each other company during the lulls. If I were there by myself, I may have bagged it a lot earlier. It was great to get out and shoot on a tripod instead of my normal vehicle photography.

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