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 Rough-legged Hawk
09-DEC-2010 Tom Munson

Rough-legged Hawk

Lincoln Co WA

Most large raptors can't perch on wires this small. Rough-legged Hawks have small feet so it works for them.

Canon EOS 7D ,Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS USM
1/250s f/8.0 at 840.0mm iso320 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
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Graeme12-Dec-2010 23:19
Bird on a wire....A lovely shot and composure Tom.V
Dominic Cantin12-Dec-2010 07:38
Superb capture Tom ! Impressive to see how thin the wire is compared to the bird !! Congrats !

Dom :)
James Prudente12-Dec-2010 01:41
Seeing these hawks on a thin wire always amazes me. Great image Tom.
Sofia Solomennikova11-Dec-2010 15:29
Superb! V
janescottcumming11-Dec-2010 00:54
Thanks for the explanation. I was wondering how such a large bird could balance like that. Very pretty hawk.
Sonja Ross10-Dec-2010 22:24
Interesting comment on an attractively plumaged bird.
Ken Chambers ARPS10-Dec-2010 19:31
Wow the impossible he can do on one leg.... voted
Nestor10-Dec-2010 19:16
Impressive grip on this cable he has.
Nice soft detail and nice composition.
Peter Stahl10-Dec-2010 18:18
Great job on the exposure with such tough lighting. Excellent job Tom!
Ali Majdfar10-Dec-2010 17:25
Superb capture!~V
marko gregoric10-Dec-2010 15:41
Superb portrait. V.
davidksmith10-Dec-2010 14:50
Tom, you gotta love these guys. Great capture.
Jeanne Dammarell10-Dec-2010 14:36
Great shot, Tom! Unique perch and great eye contact.
ilan shtinberg10-Dec-2010 11:27
beautiful shot and color tones.v
lou_rozensteins10-Dec-2010 09:09
Excellent details .... well done.
heather10-Dec-2010 08:56
Amazing capture Tom. V
January Grey10-Dec-2010 08:56
Terrific catch, Tom! V~
Carla Resh10-Dec-2010 05:23
gorgeous shot...V
Bryan Murahashi10-Dec-2010 05:08
A great shot of its high wire act.
soulis10-Dec-2010 04:21
Excellent work! V.
Vince10-Dec-2010 03:41
Very impressive shot Tom. Vote.
hge5410-Dec-2010 02:21
And only 1 foot at that. Great job, Tom.
Jean D10-Dec-2010 02:16
Beautiful tack sharp pose! A beautiful Hawk, Tom!
Hank Vander Velde10-Dec-2010 01:33
Beautiful sharp image Tom. Sure looks a bit tippy on that small wire.
Barbara Read and Fred Schaad10-Dec-2010 01:14
A splendid portrait, Tom. Love the soft light and tones.
Voted
sandy barbour10-Dec-2010 00:59
Magnificent capture Tom!
Stan Wojick10-Dec-2010 00:55
Lovely shot of this impressive bird Tom