• The larger hawk that kept screaming at me :-)

Young Hawk

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A cute little hawk that obligingly sat atop a Yield sign long enough for me to get off several shots. It was a cloudy day, and I had my aperature opened almost all the way up so that I could increase my shutter speed for full zoom, handheld, out the wind shots like this one, which means that the larger hawk perched on the power pole in the background is out of focus. This larger hawk screamed at us the entire time I was shooting until the young bird finally took flight, clcosely followed by the larger bird. Photographed in NE Pierce County, ND

And yes, this one is better viewed large :-)

RazorSky, naturepic08, pam's pics-, and 11 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. naturepic08 55 months ago | reply

    way to go Pastor, this is superb work, a definite fave for me

  2. jc-pics 55 months ago | reply

    Fantastic capture, for sure!

  3. swainboat 55 months ago | reply

    Really nice capture of the hawk Rick! Terrific detail.

  4. pam's pics- 55 months ago | reply

    This really turned out very well. liking it very much

  5. Peter Baer 55 months ago | reply

    Nice capture!

  6. Hold still 55 months ago | reply

    Super catch Rick....nicely seen and photographed.

    Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)

  7. photomajik 55 months ago | reply

    Sounds like he was getting a lesson from mama/papa huh!

  8. Norm Stephens 55 months ago | reply

    Great shot Rick!

  9. Kazooot. Thanks for your visit. 55 months ago | reply

    You ought to tame this hawk...let him sit on your
    shoulder while you are on Flickr.

  10. snowy4052002 55 months ago | reply

    I love hawks! Beautiful shot.

  11. janefk - slowly catching up :) 55 months ago | reply

    Great focus and the detail is superb....must have been a great experience taking this photo :)

  12. Doogal! 55 months ago | reply

    Extrordinary shot and background info.
    Your heart musta been pounding!

  13. OpenSpaces PrairiePlaces 55 months ago | reply

    Awesome wildlife shot and a great story to go with it :)

  14. boots1950. 55 months ago | reply

    This is Stunning!

  15. WisconsinValley 54 months ago | reply

    Great capture! They never cooperate for me like that!

  16. drinkdhmo 49 months ago | reply

    That is an impressive shot. He sure posed well for you!

  17. Ned Harris 38 months ago | reply

    This is a juvenile Swainson's Hawk .

  18. Tesch17 25 months ago | reply

    Great shot. Please join and post in my new group "Hawkeye" Thanks

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