I’m looking forward to snowy, wintery days but that can bring low light, fog and challenging conditions for bird photography here in Utah. As much as I love that “sweet light” bird photographers seek I also enjoy images created in less than ideal lighting conditions.
Just before Christmas last year this juvenile Red-tailed Hawk was a very cooperative subject as it stayed close to the road and hunted in the deep snow at Farmington Bay WMA. The only problem? Low light caused by fog, falling snow and clouds overhead.
I could not resist photographing the young Red-tailed Hawk though as it lifted off and flew in front of me after prey even though conditions were not ideal. As it turns out the series I took of this raptor were my favorites from that day.
Life is good. Life is even better with birds.