Red-Tailed Hawk (2) (Three Photographs)

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While I am not a fan of shooting on dull overcast days, there are exceptions. A dull overcast day can mean a natural softbox effect, which is great, or it can raise the problem of backlit subjects. I would have loved to have my flash with me, but there is no telling how a hawk might react to that. In any event, if you’re holding a camera and a hawk flies out of a tree in your direction I suggest shooting it regardless of background and other considerations and pray you can make something of it.

Red-Tailed Hawk (2)-4

Red-Tailed Hawk (2)-3


15 responses

  1. 3 lovely shots. They are all really nice.


    May 24, 2015 at 1:14 am

  2. I have shots like yours 🙂 I masked out the bird, then blurred and darkened the background and added a blue filter in Photoshop to tone down the distracting background. I also needed to brighten the bird a bit using Viviza. Those post processing tricks help. Some folks prefer to leave it as is. Your images of the Red-tailed hawk are good ones. Just sharing what I often do.


    May 24, 2015 at 5:56 am

  3. Wonderful shots of a beautiful bird!


    May 24, 2015 at 7:58 am

  4. Sometimes, it just isn’t about the photography, it’s about the subject. An opportunity presented by a Red-tailed Hawk, as you pointed out, is a special moment! Very nice job capturing that moment!

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    May 24, 2015 at 10:45 am

  5. So true Wally!

    Liked by 1 person

    May 24, 2015 at 1:03 pm

  6. Wonderful captures of this hawk! Bravo!


    May 24, 2015 at 6:33 pm

  7. stunning capture


    May 24, 2015 at 7:53 pm

  8. Pat

    Beautiful shots.


    May 25, 2015 at 9:21 pm

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