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Sky King

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 17 March 2011 in Animal & Insect.

This Red Tailed Hawk owns the sky.

NIKON D5000 1/1000 second F/8.0 ISO 200 300 mm (35mm equiv.)

Céline from New York City, United States

Nice catch !

17 Mar 2011 5:03am

@Céline: Thanks!

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Great shot..nice timing..they are very fast...beautiful....

17 Mar 2011 5:06am

@StarCosmosBleu: Thanks. Yes, they are fast. We see this one often in the field and trees behind our house. We once saw him dive and get a rabbit.

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Beautiful even to the point of awesome.

17 Mar 2011 5:42am

@J.R.: Thanks, J.R.

saverio from Rome, Italy

bello scatto "al volo"

17 Mar 2011 6:22am

@saverio: Thanks!

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Hawks are so beautiful and proud... A great capture in flight here Barbara, well done ! Have a nice day :)

17 Mar 2011 7:52am

@Tamara: Thank you, Tamara.

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Nice shot! I just love hawks.

17 Mar 2011 11:25am

@Jason Politte: Thanks, Jason.

RBL from Oxford, United States

Beautiful capture, nice composition, wonderful bird!

17 Mar 2011 12:15pm

@RBL: Thanks!

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Nicely captured Barbara! He does indeed rule the skies! ;-)

17 Mar 2011 12:20pm

@Eric Cousineau: Thanks, Eric.

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

It doesn't have to bother about quakes.....
Thank you for your comments, Barbara! We have constant swayings, every day at least one big enough to send me under the table...and we don't know HOW or IF the nuclear power plant problem is going to end...

17 Mar 2011 1:10pm

@Japanalia: Gabriela, I can't even imagine what kind of stress you are all living under right now! What a nightmare. Take care.

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Love the sense of freedom you create with this image!

17 Mar 2011 2:11pm

@Stephen: Thanks!

Williams from Nova Scotia, Canada

Sky King indeed. The composition makes it feel like he, she is flying from the constraints of the tree the freedom of the sky. Thanks for your kind comment to my posting today.

17 Mar 2011 5:46pm

@Williams: Thanks, Williams.

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Beautiful indeed, Barbara...I love how you caught the opened wings...great stuff!

17 Mar 2011 5:59pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Thanks, Denny.

klauSZ from Kufstein, Austria

awesome framing and theme! very impressive!

17 Mar 2011 7:29pm

@klauSZ: Thanks, KlauSZ.

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Oh, my word ... you took me back to the radio days! I can 'see' my brother and I sitting on the floor near the radio, hanging on every word of each episode.
The hawk is beautiful and those left wing feathers look like an Indian headdress!

17 Mar 2011 7:31pm

@Judy aka L@dybug: I didn't really think anyone would make that radio connection. Wasn't it on TV too?

Candais from Lisieux, Canada

Stunning image!!!

17 Mar 2011 7:50pm

@Candais: Thanks!

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fabulous light on the bird

17 Mar 2011 10:31pm

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Nice underwing detail, and I like how you gave it room in the frame to fly into.

18 Mar 2011 9:26am

1/1000 second
ISO 200
300 mm (35mm equiv.)