Sunning my nose & toes

© Robert G. Stalnaker

Sunning my nose & toes

Linda A. Braddock level-classic March 15, 2008

Robert, Gorgeous Photo, I wish I could get that clear of a picture. Great work!
Linda #878006

Robert G. Stalnaker March 27, 2008

Hi Linda! I just saw your new hawk photo. WOW! You got so close to that hawk!!! Great work, Linda! #5708552

Bill Houghton March 31, 2008

This is a great shot Robert. You did a great job capturing it. Thanks so much for your comment on my 'Blazing Mallards' shot.

Check out my eagle shot in the gallery below. Bill

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It was a hot sunny day and this red-shouldered hawk grabbed this "umbrella", a palm tree with a nice top that created some shade. A bit of sun peaked through the palm fronds and litup his nose and toes. I had to clock up the exposure +1.33 as it was pretty dark where the hawk was but so bright up against the sky. It washed out the blue of the sky but my main subject was this beautiful raptor.

f/10, 1/1000, ISO 400, shade, spot, +1 1/3, lens Canon EF 400mm L, handheld, Orlando Easterly Wetlands, 3/12/08.

Exif: F Number: 10, Exposure Bias Value: 1.33, ExposureTime: 1/1000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 400.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 40D

Uploaded on March 13, 2008

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