July 29, 2015, at Ridgefield, before I discovered the 60 pelicans I talked about in a previous post, I came across this female Northern Harrier just chillin’ in the field. The sun was behind and to the left of the bird. After a few minutes of preening, she decided to take off, which resulted in this shot. I like the way the early morning back light shines through her feathers, although the crop is a little heavy. Hope it looks okay on your monitor/device.
Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1600, f4, ISO 500, 500mm, 6:43 a.m.