I have three images for your today. On my way back from Green Island I happened to pass this Red-Tailed Hawk sitting on a power line. Well there is no way I’m going to pass up a chance to photograph one of these Raptors.
Normally what happens is that I see the hawk going highway speed and then I look for a place to pull off the road. Finding that I will get my camera turned on, set up, and ready to fire. Then I go back to the hawk (constantly checking my rear view mirror) and if everything works out correctly I get three shots off before the hawk has had enough and flies away. Usually one or all the shots are blurry.
So this time I pulled onto the shoulder and approached slowly (there was very little traffic) expecting him to take flight at any second. To my surprise and delight he stayed still and let me rip off about 60 shots. After I had captured about every pose I could I decided to leave him alone and bid him adieu. Once in a while you do get lucky. 🙂
That’s it for today. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your day and be careful.