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Red-Tailed Hawk 3 (Molting)
28-OCT-2007

Red-Tailed Hawk 3 (Molting)

Each year red-tails undergo a complete molting of their feathers. The first molt (at one year of age that results in the setting of the adult plumage)
occurs in the early spring. Subsequent molts, though, occur at less precisely timed intervals. They may be observed in the spring, in the
summer or even extending into the early winter. The molt progresses in a well defined, orderly succession and never denudes
or disables the bird.

http://www.psu.edu/dept/nkbiology/naturetrail/speciespages/redtailhawk.htm

Nikon D200 ,Nikkor 300mm f/4 ED-IF AF-S
1/320s f/8.0 at 500.0mm iso100 with Nikon TC17EII Teleconverter full exif

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Yiannis Pavlis25-Mar-2011 03:09
It is an eye-catching picture!V
Guest 12-Nov-2009 19:01
hey is theer anymore pics
Buz Kiefer21-Feb-2008 19:50
Beautiful. Vote.
Bryan Murahashi21-Nov-2007 16:23
Beautiful portrait of this hawk. V
Tim van Woensel21-Nov-2007 07:42
Such a beautiful bird!
Simon Chandler21-Nov-2007 05:31
Stunning. The best image of this subject I have seen. Excellent work. v
Char20-Nov-2007 14:38
Hi Jay,
Whoa, this close up blows me away it's so incredible! Great lighting and capture of details. A wonderful shot. \/
Carol Breton20-Nov-2007 14:07
WOW! Jay, this is spectacular. What an incredible image! HUGE VOTE
Sue Weisensel20-Nov-2007 03:44
This is an incredible shot!
Jean Chiasson20-Nov-2007 01:42
Beautiful close up Jay vote
Marcia Colelli20-Nov-2007 01:26
Excellent V
coaster19-Nov-2007 21:20
Nice shot with great detail and a good background.
David Barrett19-Nov-2007 20:32
Amazing detail with this portrait,Jay.Normally,I would have avoided red as a background colour but it works so well here and really emphasises that hooked beak!
Jeff Waldorff19-Nov-2007 17:55
Excellent shot of this beautiful hawk, Jay! Beautiful light.
Linda Ellis (Bique)19-Nov-2007 16:56
Jay this is by far the best Owl picture I've ever seen....the light and details are incredible, wonderful close-up...V!
Aivar Mikko19-Nov-2007 16:49
Nice portrait. Excellent light and colors. V.
laine8219-Nov-2007 16:13
voted
laine8219-Nov-2007 16:12
Outstanding clarity, Jay.
Renee Lockett19-Nov-2007 15:34
Wow! A striking shot and presentation of this amazing hawk. ~GMV~
Fong Lam19-Nov-2007 15:12
Awesome portrait of this beautiful hawk, Jay.
Interesting info on the molting ~V~
Brian McAllister19-Nov-2007 14:59
This is fantastic Jay. So clear and detailed. Love the sunlight and the eye...........
Peter Stahl19-Nov-2007 14:45
A gorgeous detailed potrait. GMV.
Hank Vander Velde19-Nov-2007 12:41
Beautiful sharp portrait and very informative caption Jay. V.
sandy barbour19-Nov-2007 12:32
Fantastic!!! Excellent lighting and details Jay, very well done! vote~
Cindi Smith19-Nov-2007 12:20
What an awesome closeup! Very well done, Jay! You nailed this one! v
Andrew Vincent19-Nov-2007 12:04
WOW! Beautiful detail, love the OOF red pattern too. VOTE!
Sofia Solomennikova19-Nov-2007 09:37
Great head capture, V
firstbrook19-Nov-2007 08:53
Brilliant frame Jay...luv it
Coleen Perilloux Landry19-Nov-2007 08:47
Excellent shot of this beautiful creature.
olivier bruning19-Nov-2007 08:19
wonderful shot...what a superb animal! V
Nick Powell19-Nov-2007 07:19
Superb detail and interesting information, well captured. V
JSWaters19-Nov-2007 07:14
What an incredible shot, Jay. The majesty of this creature is stunning.
Jenene
Paco López19-Nov-2007 07:03
Excellent!!! V!
QUERIDO19-Nov-2007 06:41
Beautiful shot,vote
Gérard Koehl19-Nov-2007 05:31
Magnifique portrait. V
Dave Wixx19-Nov-2007 04:51
Incredible concentration in the eye. Stunning capture.
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