Red-tailed Hawk fluttering its wings on a pole – Nikon D500, f6.3, 1/1000, ISO 400, +1.0 EV, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light
When I took this image of a Red-tailed Hawk fluttering its wings on a pole in Box Elder County earlier this month I didn’t think I’d like it and I am still not sure if I do.
The pole isn’t visually appealing to me, it lacks the character and patina I like to see in wooden objects in my photos but I do find the fluttering wings of the hawk interesting in that they show the patterns under the wings of the Red-tailed Hawk quite clearly. I wish this hawk had been perched on a natural object like a tree, stump or a rocky cliff because I feel the image would be more compelling or stronger.
Then I looked at the image again and was reminded of how many times I have seen a brass eagle on top of flag poles and chuckled a bit because this Red-tailed Hawk looks far better to me than those fake eagles on a flag pole and anything that makes me laugh these past two days is a good thing.
Life is good.
I’m having internet connection issues again so I am keeping this short.