Red-tailed Hawk

© Howard B. Cheek

Red-tailed Hawk

Liz blahh 10/5/2008 9:48:38 PM

Nice capture! They are awesome to see. #1011170

Michael Lynch 10/5/2008 11:55:51 PM

You did great for handheld with a teleconverter. Awesome capture!!! #6558188

Raymond Pauly 10/6/2008 12:47:34 AM

nice catch #6558371

Michelle Alton 10/6/2008 2:51:06 AM

A lot of detail for a "longshot," Howard. I like the way he is backlit and still bright and beautiful. #6558698

Marcel J. Fernandez 10/6/2008 7:41:27 AM

Super shot Howard!!! #6559975

Jim Baines 10/6/2008 10:37:35 AM

I'd say this is a fine start, Howard! Some pretty sharp details for all the backlighting! Nice job!! #6560690

Janet Daniel 10/6/2008 2:49:00 PM

Fantastic in-flight shot, Howard! #6561632

Kisholay Ray 10/13/2008 9:18:25 AM

Lovely inflight capture this one #6592634

Kathleen Rinker 10/14/2008 1:55:40 PM

Great capture Howard!! #6599091

Rajeev 270293 Kashyap 10/20/2008 12:02:00 PM

Great image Howard! #6627884

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 11/4/2008 10:07:15 PM

I wish ANY bird would just fly by my pond LOL!
I would have been totally excited too.
Beautiful capture Howard! #6709344

Dianna Murphy 11/12/2008 3:17:20 PM

Lucky you Howard... that he came towards you but if you wouldn't have been out there in the first place you'd have never got it, so its not all lucky. No luck is involved in the quality of the shot though. Beautiful work! #6746551

Ellen Hodges 11/15/2008 2:18:21 PM

Fantastic lighting and details, Howard! #6759352

Z. Banu 3/19/2009 11:09:02 PM

Fantastic capture!!!Great details!!Howard! #7305392

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The most common and widespread hawk in North America, the Red-tailed Hawk is a bird of open country.
The raspy cry of the Red-tailed Hawk is used in movies to represent any eagle or hawk anywhere in the world.

This was shot last week as I was shooting dragonflies at our pond. It was quite distant, so there's a heavy crop here..Needless to say, I was quite excited as I saw it start to draw near. Not quite near enough though :(
Canon 300mm f2.8 + 2x tele, handheld.

Uploaded on 10/5/2008 8:28:35 PM

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