A Wet and Bedraggled Swainson’s Hawk

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A Wet and Bedraggled Swainson's HawkA Wet and Bedraggled Swainson’s Hawk – Nikon D810, f6.3, 1/320, -03 EV, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light, not baited

It was rainy yesterday evening in southwestern Montana and eastern Idaho but that didn’t stop me from getting this image of a wet and bedraggled Swainson’s Hawk in the Centennial Valley.

This morning the light is much better, the rain has stopped and I am hoping to spend more time with this Swainson’s Hawk today.

Life is good.



  1. Humming Bird Lover June 12, 2015 at 7:52 am

    Hi! beautiful! You still are able in rain, sun or other times get great photo’s! Keep up the great work! Have a great time shooting!

  2. Elephant's Child June 11, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    Wet and bedraggled perhaps. But beautiful. So very beautiful.

  3. Jane Chesebrough June 11, 2015 at 11:34 am

    I like the shot, always wonder how birds do in the rain and what their saturation point is.

    • Mia McPherson June 11, 2015 at 3:24 pm

      Thanks Jane. I feel bad for them when they are so wet

  4. Patty Chadwick June 11, 2015 at 8:32 am

    That’s one solid, stolid looking bird! I can guess how that bird feels….

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