Juvenile Red-tailed Hawk in landing pose

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Juvie Red-tailed Hawk coming in for a landing Juvie Red-tailed Hawk coming in for a landing – Nikon D300, f6.3, 1/1250, ISO 640, +0.3 EV, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 328mm, natural light, not baited

I had fun yesterday photographing this juvenile Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) as it perched on rocks and hunted for prey. This image shows the juvenile Red-tailed Hawk in landing pose as it flew in from the north.

More images of this young hawk to come soon. Got to go, I’m going to see if I can relocate it this morning!

Mia

18 Comments

  1. Larry Jordan September 6, 2012 at 6:55 am

    Gorgeous!

  2. M. Firpi September 5, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    This is a poster shot. I love this wingspread!

    • Mia McPherson September 6, 2012 at 7:49 am

      Thanks Maria, I love this pose too.

  3. Bob Bushell September 5, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Beautiful action photo.

    • Mia McPherson September 6, 2012 at 7:48 am

      Thank you very much Bob.

  4. Julie G. September 5, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Outstanding capture! Gorgeous feathers!

    • Mia McPherson September 6, 2012 at 7:48 am

      Thank you Julie, this young hawk is striking.

  5. Susan September 5, 2012 at 9:23 am

    Fantastic capture!

    • Mia McPherson September 6, 2012 at 7:47 am

      Thanks Susan, this bird is fantastic.

  6. Out Walking the Dog September 5, 2012 at 7:40 am

    Fantastic – such an intense look!

  7. Laurence Butler September 5, 2012 at 7:26 am

    Crystal clear! Nice work Mia!

    • Mia McPherson September 6, 2012 at 7:46 am

      Thanks Laurence, it helps when the subject is so cooperative!

  8. kim September 5, 2012 at 5:54 am

    Hi Mia, I lost count of how many times I checked your site for today’s photo – it was well worth every click! Good luck finding the hawk again.

    • Mia McPherson September 6, 2012 at 7:45 am

      Hi Kim! I did relocate the hawk and took some more images of it yesterday. It is a fun bird to photograph.

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  9. Dan Huber September 5, 2012 at 5:13 am

    One of those shots that make me go wooooow! Super Mia, hope you get more great shots watching him (her)

    • Mia McPherson September 6, 2012 at 7:41 am

      Dan, thanks for commenting. I did relocate the Red-tailed yesterday and did get some more images of it!

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