…morning light is magic…

Harris Hawk Landing

Made another trip to Santa Clara Ranch in south Texas over the weekend.  Had a great time, as always.  Thanks Hector.  Finally got to experience the raptor blind and it was awesome.  With a somewhat slow start, the action picked up with Scott and I maxing out with 10 raptors at the same time with a couple of Harris Hawks and the rest being Caracara.

Started out using my 100-400 lens and later switched to the 500.  Got several decent flight shots and wing spread photos when they came in to land.  This juvenile Harris Hawk put on a good show.

I’d go back just for the raptors.  Hope to make another trip next year.

Taken with Canon 1DX and Canon 100-400mm II lens, mounted on tripod with Wimberley II gimbal head

Aperture priority, 1/5000 sec @ F5.6, ISO 3200, evaluative metering, 400mm

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4 responses

  1. Joe Benzenhoefer

    The only bird I like better than an owl is a hawk. Excellent shot Tim.

    November 25, 2016 at 9:17 am

    • Thanks Joe. It was lots of fun. Will post more later.

      November 26, 2016 at 11:17 am

  2. Rick

    Tim do you have a 70-200 f2.8 as well as a 100-400 and a 500 f4?

    November 25, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    • Rick, I’ve got a 70-200 F4 but not the 2.8. Haven’t used my 70-200 for years. It’s too short for most wildlife that I shoot with my full frame sensor. The 100-400 covers the closer up stuff for me. You can check out my gear on “in the bag” page link on the right side of my blog.

      November 26, 2016 at 11:20 am

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