Young Hawk

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 :-)

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Taken on August 20, 2010