Thursday, November 13, 2008

Red Tail Hawk

My best friend called me the other morning and said
grab your camera and head out..there is a Redtail close
to your house. So off I went! We had this conversation
only a day ago about how I should see hawks on this road
but never do! Dah! Well, here he is.

It is a heavily traveled road and not much room to get
off on the side, so I pulled over with flashers blinking and
used the burst mode to get oh ahhhh about 150 picts.

He paid no attention to me and hopped from one tree to
another and kept his eye on the prey I couldn't see

You always wish you are CLOSER or the light is BETTER or
there was more COLOR, but hey it is what it is..
I took what I got.

He sure was intent on breakfast

But he flew down a couple times and came up empty handed

Fearing my life on this very busy road....

I left him to his work and went home.
Thank you bird girl for the tip!

To God Be The Glory ~~ Great Things He Has Done


Lynne said...

Don't you just love burst mode? I use it ALOT. Thanks for sharing that gorgeous Red-tailed Hawk with us.

jalynn01 said...

Yes Lynne I DO love the burst but it can be just as much a curse as a blessing when it comes to editing and deleting. I kept only 37 of all those pictures. Thank you for your comments!!

HANNIBAL said...

I feel the same way about the hassle of editing, but getting "the shot" makes it all worth while! Your hawk pictures were definately worth it!

Tina said...

These are great pictures and I think you got some nice shots plus he wasn't just sitting still..which also makes it harder to get that one shot you want. I enjoyed seeing these. Thanks

Shellmo said...

So exciting to see this bird - it looked like he was preening himself too!

Bird Girl said...

You got some really nice pictures on that dangerous road! I really like that last one when he is flying off the branch! He is a handsome and hungry bird ;-)

jalynn01 said...

Shelly: He was preening in between trying to catch that prey. good eye girl!

jalynn01 said...

BG: If I had your DSLR I would have gotten more than one shot of his descent...

Anonymous said...

I really do use the same burst mode for almost all of my shots except those that I know I have under control and even then it is sometimes wise to do it if your memory card is big enough. I shoot in RAW too and that means huge picture sizes so the cards fill up faster.

It is a nice series of Red-tail Hawk photographs. You did good and will have to see what you find there along the road in the future.

Anonymous said...

Just came back to comment on your comment on my new blog,

Here is what I said on the blog...

Yes, I spent a lot of time this morning, trying to find Sally Flowers and her hats but I couldn't find anything about her which is odd as she was very popular in 1951 and 1952. Almost an equal to the more famous Ruth Lyons of Cincinnati.

The Birdlady said...

He's really something, isn't he?

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