…morning light is magic…

White Tailed Hawk

Hope that everyone survived new years celebrations.  We did our usual Mexican restaurant for dinner and headed home before the crazies got on the road.

For my old friend Joe, here are a few shots of a White Tailed Hawk that I found on the road leading up to Anahuac NWR while guiding Stephen Bontempo around a few weeks ago.  These were taken out my car window.  Pulled up and had to quickly get ready to shoot.  He laughed before I got the first shot off but got several photos of him as he took off and flew away.  Good times…

Taken with Canon 1DX and Canon 500mm F4 IS II with 1.4X III teleconverter.

1/1000 sec @ F8, ISO 800, evaluative metering, +2/3 exposure compensation

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1/1000 sec @ F8, ISO 800, evaluative metering, +2/3 exposure compensation

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1/2000 sec @ F8, ISO 800, evaluative metering, +2/3 exposure compensation

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1/1600 sec @ F8, ISO 800, evaluative metering, +2/3 exposure compensation

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6 responses

  1. Steve Goulet

    Just beautiful. What a majestic creature!

    January 6, 2018 at 10:49 pm

    • Thanks Steve. Much appreciated.

      January 12, 2018 at 8:24 pm

  2. Joe Benzenhoefer

    Thanks Tim, I live in Pine Brook and the neighbors are very excited about “The Pine Brook Hawk” which has been living in our neighborhood for a while. The local birders have decided that he is a red shouldered hawk. I’m not sure what he is but I’m happy to have him as a new neighbor. Happy New Year, Joe

    January 7, 2018 at 6:19 am

    • Thanks Joe. Good times following a hawk around the neighborhood. Does he have a nest?

      January 12, 2018 at 8:25 pm

  3. Perfect and beautiful, your quick setup paid off!

    January 7, 2018 at 5:08 pm

    • Thanks Donna. Appreciate the comment. Would have liked a shot of him sitting on the fencepost but like his lift off and flight shots.

      January 12, 2018 at 8:26 pm

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