Wednesday, February 27, 2008

New Hope Red Tail

Not a perfect picture, but I like it.
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20 comments:

Susan Gets Native said...

Not perfect? I'd say that is pert near perfect.

Anonymous said...

A perfect shot of a Red Tail Hawk in flight, what a beauty.
Nature Knitter's Mom [Betty K]

Anonymous said...

Hi Lynne, that's a great shot of
a Redtail. Is it the same bird
that patrols hwy 169 from 36th to
Bass Lake Road? It, or maybe a
different one, flew treetop level
over my backyard during the GBBC.
Hap in New Hope

MojoMan said...

Shall we name it Audacity?

Lynne said...

Susan- Thanks. I've actually never gotten a photo of a hawk in flight before.

Betty- Thank you. Isn't she lovely?

Hap in New Hope- Yes!! I believe it IS the same bird. I found her on the roof of the old Pem Millwork building on Bass Lake Road and 169. Have you seen the pair in the trees in the SE corner of the 169/694 interchange?

Mojoman- The Audacity of (New)Hope?!

Jayne said...

Beautiful!

Mary said...

I'm impressed with it! It's beautiful! Better than anything I get in flight.

nina said...

Lynne,
That's a nice shot!
I'm always WMC (without my camera) whenever the perfect opportunity comes along.
Good job!

RuthieJ said...

Well, Lynne, I have to agree with Susan--a pretty darn good picture! I'm still unable to master the skill of photographing a bird in flight.
The lighting in your photo is great--especially to see the beautiful color of that hawk's red tail against the blue sky.

Marsha said...

I think it is a wonderful photo. I saw a red tail fly over the backyard a few days okay and couldn't even get him in my viewfinder so this is an amazing shot in my books. Congratulations.

dguzman said...

WOW!

NatureWoman said...

It's a great photo Lynne!!

Cathy said...

Lynne! In my book - that' a great shot. Was he after something?

mon@rch said...

I think it is stunning photo! :)

Larry said...

I don't have any flight shots as good as that-awesome!-ps songbird game is on.

Linda in Erie said...

I tried to comment twice on this but it wouldn't take it yesterday. I'm stubborn so I'm trying again. Great photo! You caught him in a beautiful position.

Kathiesbirds said...

How much better do you want? Look at that gorgeous red tail and those fingers on the wings! Beautiful!

Ecobirder said...

I think that it is a very nice picture

Markus Jais said...

I think this is a wonderful shot. The wing position of the bird is great, light and exposure are perfect.
And you could always crop a little to get rid of the lower left corner.

Aunt "B's" Backyard said...

Not perfect??? It's beautiful!!!