A simple Red-tailed Hawk photo from Montana

Adult Red-tailed Hawk close up fly byAdult Red-tailed Hawk close up fly by – Nikon D300, f6.3, 1/1250, ISO 800, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 400mm, not baited

While I was in Montana I didn’t see as many Red-tailed Hawk juveniles as I expected but I did see and photograph quite a few adults. This adult Red-tailed flew by at close range which gave me a very nice view of the underside of its wing that shows it was also molting though it didn’t look as raggedy as some of the other adult Red-tailed Hawks looked.

I wish there had been a few puffy clouds in the sky when I photographed this Red-tailed but I guess a plain blue sky isn’t so bad.

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About Mia McPherson

I am a nature lover, wildlife watcher and a bird photographer. I first become serious about bird photography when I moved to Florida in 2004 and it wasn’t long before I was hooked (addicted is more like it). My move to the Salt Lake area of Utah was a great opportunity to continue observing their behavior and to pursue my passion for photographing birds.


  1. I like the angle, wing position, eye contact, and terrific detail. Good work!

  2. beautifull capture with sharped details, excellent works mia, bravo =)))

  3. Wow, fantastic capture, Mia! Love all the details and colors in the feathers.

  4. It is a gorgeous flight shot, Mia! Happy Birding!

  5. Beautiful flight shot!

  6. This is a really beautiful pic, Mia. The feather detail is luscious.

  7. Great shot Mia!

  8. It’a beauty, I love it. Thanks Mia.

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