Rte 109 Red Tail hawk today

Discussion in 'Birds' started by BostonRott, Mar 24, 2007.

  1. Saw one of the hawks again today, different tree (lower/closer, but more obscured by branches). The soaring shots were tough, shooting directly into the sun, but trying to capture detail underneath the bird.

    D200, 300mm f/5, 1/750sec +0.3EV ISO200 hand held out car window


    These soaring shots are 2 different "laps" almost directly over my car and I dialed in +0.7EV
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    I'm thinking I need to take another load of stuff to storage, to see if he's back! :biggrin:
  2. Well Done on a very pretty bird
  3. Thank you Gary, you're kind! :smile: I really get excited when I see one of these guys sitting over there as I haul more stuff to storage. I think there are 2 distinct birds (based on chest markings) and this is the one I had been seeing earlier.

    Neither of them much seem to like their photos being taken, I get in about 5 shots and then they take off. :rolleyes:
  4. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Great birdie you got there:>)))
  5. Thank you Gale! I was so happy to see one again, it's been about 2 weeks since I last saw one there. :smile:
  6. Chris_B


    Mar 12, 2006
    Arlington, VA
    Very nice Gretchen. I like the feather detail on your flight shots. Like you said, it isn't easy to do in those conditions.
  7. WOW! Gretchen, nice shootin! Wish I could go with ya to storage - I'd help carry something - like your camera? LOL keep em comin!
  8. WildBill


    Mar 20, 2006
    Hammonton, New Jersey
    Great job with the light, Gretchen! The detail is very good!

  9. Thank you Chris. :smile:

    Believe it or not, we have 2 RT's flying over my neighborhood today, screeching for all they're worth. Too bad they're up so high!! :wink:

    Thanks Dianne! I think we're *just* about done stuffing things into storage.....soon the house goes on the market (yay!).

    Thank you Bill! :smile:
  10. great flight shots
  11. Thank you Mike! I find these guys to be just gorgeous when they soar over-head. Hopefully the thermals are frequent this summer!! :smile: