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A Red-tailed Hawk launches off a post on the prairie west of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  2014 © Christopher MartinCanon 5DIII and 500mm lens: 1/2000 second at f/4 on ISO 800

When this Red-tailed hawk launched off the post I had been watching him on for a few minutes, I was really impressed by the power and balance displayed.   He flew closer and then went to the ground after circling back towards the fenceline.  Unfortunately, it wasn’t an attacking dive only an uninspired landing in the tall grass.

ed-tailed flight - 2014 © Christopher MartinCanon 5DIII and 500mm lens: 1/2000 second at f/4 on ISO 800

 

 

6 responses

  1. Love that you captured the launch point!

    May 22, 2014 at 8:36 pm

  2. elmediat

    Superb.

    May 19, 2014 at 11:38 am

  3. Great detail! The extension reminds me of my last aerobics instructor.

    May 18, 2014 at 10:09 am

  4. Beautiful. I love those hawks.

    May 17, 2014 at 2:38 pm

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