Hawkeye

Juvenile red-tailed hawk in flight - © Christopher Martin-7452-2

I found this juvenile Red-tailed hawk perched on a treetop west of Bragg Creek facing towards me.  As always, I hoped for a launch in my direction.  Sometimes it happens, this time it didn’t.  I kept tracking the bird as it flew away and when it banked gently to the left I squeezed off a few frames.  I was very lucky to catch this one with a clear shot of the eye which elevated it considerably.  The Red-tails are returning in droves to southern Alberta now – I am looking forward to seeing them much more again.

20 responses

  1. Very Great Photos

    April 11, 2016 at 1:49 am

  2. Good photography

    April 9, 2016 at 9:48 am

  3. Great Photo

    April 8, 2016 at 12:00 am

  4. Wow nice shot!

    April 6, 2016 at 9:40 pm

  5. Nice Photo

    April 6, 2016 at 9:11 pm

  6. Good Post

    April 6, 2016 at 9:10 pm

  7. Sorry, it looks like you cut around the bird and placed him in a background. The pixels are different. Is that how you did it?

    April 6, 2016 at 5:13 am

    • Hi Jill – I didn’t but perhaps l over sharpened creating a halo edge.

      April 6, 2016 at 5:58 pm

      • That could be, looks great!!

        April 9, 2016 at 3:51 pm

  8. La revue de Claire

    Beautiful picture

    April 6, 2016 at 1:55 am

  9. Looks Good

    April 6, 2016 at 12:54 am

  10. Wow,, Great Photo

    April 6, 2016 at 12:27 am

  11. Sally

    That’s a real wow! Sally

    April 5, 2016 at 10:01 pm

  12. Beautiful!

    April 5, 2016 at 9:57 pm

  13. Amazing Photo

    April 5, 2016 at 9:53 pm

  14. Amazing Photos

    April 5, 2016 at 9:34 pm

  15. Really great capture!

    April 5, 2016 at 9:08 pm

  16. Awesome

    April 5, 2016 at 9:07 pm

  17. Amazing pic.

    April 5, 2016 at 8:58 pm

  18. Looks Good

    April 5, 2016 at 8:51 pm

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