Sub-adult Red-tailed Hawk in Flight in Evening Light

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Sub-adult Red-tailed Hawk in flightSub-adult Red-tailed Hawk in flight – Nikon D500, f6.3, 1/1600, ISO 400, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light, not baited

Last month I posted an image of a sub-adult Red-tailed Hawk that I photographed in Clark County, Idaho while I was still camping up there and I wanted to post an image of that same hawk today that was taken not long after the one I had previously posted from the road.

This photo shows the sub-adult Red-tailed Hawk in flight in the glow of the evening light just a split second after it had lifted off from a perch further away. I especially like the great eye contact I captured, the pose, the legs and talons dangling below the hawk and how the evening light make the hawk stand out so well from the background.

Such a handsome hawk!

Life is good.



  1. Pepe Forte October 5, 2016 at 12:18 am

    You caught it all, Mia. The movement, contrasting colors, composition and especially the “call of the wild” in the eyes of the hawk. Thanks.

  2. Elephant's Child October 3, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    And ahhhh.

  3. Utahbooklover October 3, 2016 at 11:54 am

    Outstanding image! We do appreciate your dedication to your work Mia. Thanks!

  4. Lois Bryan October 3, 2016 at 10:40 am

    love the expression in that eye, Mia!!!! Fab capture, as always!!!

  5. Bob McPherson October 3, 2016 at 8:20 am

    Absolutely gorgeous photo, Mia.

  6. Patty Chadwick October 3, 2016 at 8:17 am


  7. Liz Cormack October 3, 2016 at 7:04 am

    Oh, my, that is one fabulous photo….wow!

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