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Red Tailed Hawk
26-Jan-2013 Michael Edwards

Red Tailed Hawk

Cannon County, Tennessee

I went out to shoot landscapes Saturday, for the first time in several gray, ugly, flooded weeks. I only took my 135, not even dreaming I would get a bird. This guy watched me from a telephone wire for a few seconds, then decided he had had enough of me. Since the wire was on a hillside, well above where Sherri had stopped the car, I got a nice look underneath. If only I had had the 300...but, then, if only...

Canon EOS 60D ,Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM
1/2000s f/8.0 at 135.0mm iso250 full exif

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Pat nighswander04-Feb-2013 04:05
Perfect timing... nice shot.
Pete Hemington01-Feb-2013 22:13
A great shot - you have to be fast I would think to get a shot like this
LynnH31-Jan-2013 19:17
What a beauty!!
Jim Stiles30-Jan-2013 04:10
Nevertheless, and wonderful capture, Michael!

--Jim--
Cindy Flood29-Jan-2013 16:32
I really like the "showing" of the underside of the feathers. You were quick to get this shot.
Terry_O29-Jan-2013 05:43
Wonderful capture, Michael! Great timing! I love those underside colors.
hal 29-Jan-2013 04:22
Well Michael this is really a Big League shot.
Absolutely wonderful and breathtaking. Well done !