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Red-shouldered Hawk

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 9 April 2015 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

I have been trying for almost a year to get a shot of this red-shouldered hawk. It is one of a pair I often see flying around over the field and woods behind our house. I have gotten a distant shot, but finally last week I was able to get the shot I wanted.
It is a hawk of the woodlands, often heard before it is seen. The clear whistled calls of this hawk are conspicuous, especially in spring. Blue Jays often give a near-perfect imitation of this call.

NIKON D5300 1/500 second F/6.3 ISO 400 450 mm (35mm equiv.)

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

A very fine portrait.

9 Apr 2015 6:54am

♡ Isa from Vaucluse, France

Très jolie prise de vue !

9 Apr 2015 7:08am

Toscana from Baden, France

Lucky you are to see all these animals !!
Bonne journée, amitiés.

9 Apr 2015 7:37am

Focales from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Great capture Barbara and beautiful bird

9 Apr 2015 7:46am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Bravo superbe!!!!5*

9 Apr 2015 8:28am

Devi from Chennai, India

wonderful capture !! Your patience paid :))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

9 Apr 2015 10:20am

Shiva from Berwick, Canada

It was worth it, Barbara ---- he is gorgeous and the frame too. --- We have the red-tailed one around here - but no luck yet for a photo !!
Kindest regards Monika

9 Apr 2015 11:00am

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Great shot of a majestic bird.

9 Apr 2015 11:05am

jean pierre from paris, France

bel oiseau!! amitiés

9 Apr 2015 1:38pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice portrait
with beautiful focus, colors, lighting & bokeh!
Amazing !!!!!

9 Apr 2015 3:29pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelomina, Spain

Stunning! I love it!

9 Apr 2015 6:29pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Beautiful, Barbara!!! Wow;-) Good luck to the Rangers....'cept when they are playing the Astros or Mariners :-) Seriously I would love to see a Rangers game sometime. They are a great team!

9 Apr 2015 8:43pm

Sonja from Wörgl, Austria

Dear Barbara! A bird for me - I'm thrilled! I'm happy for you that you could photograph these hawks. It is a very beautiful bird !

9 Apr 2015 8:47pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Eye-catching markings captured in this hawk's plumage!! Beautiful spot-on detail as well.

9 Apr 2015 9:27pm

Josep from Barcelona, Spain

Great portrait of this beautiful hawk with splendid details and good isolation.

9 Apr 2015 9:37pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Gorgeous hawk and bird capture ... so natural! Love this!

10 Apr 2015 1:25am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


10 Apr 2015 8:34am

Julie L. Brown, Photobirder from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

It is always exciting to see raptors this close. Congrats on getting this shot!

10 Apr 2015 11:12am

1/500 second
ISO 400
450 mm (35mm equiv.)