Backyard visitor returns

Posted by
Harry (Apex, NC, United States) on 7 February 2015 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

This hawk was back in my yard this week. I managed to get outside with my camera and capture this closer shot.

SONY SLT-A77V 1/25 second F/16.0 ISO 400 375 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

. . and what a perfect shot this is - the setting is the ideal match.

7 Feb 2015 5:31am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Belle prise

7 Feb 2015 6:08am

kerrfoa from Châteaubriant, France

Fabuleuse capture de cet oiseau au regard inquisiteur !

7 Feb 2015 8:43am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent capture! Beautiful DOF!

7 Feb 2015 9:33am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Wouhaaaaaaaaaaaa!! Superbe!!!5*

7 Feb 2015 9:39am

Tataze from Bourgogne, France

oh nice portrait

7 Feb 2015 10:14am

Parviz Falahatkar from Tehran, Iran

great cadre and nice mood...!

7 Feb 2015 11:10am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wonderful capture and tones!

7 Feb 2015 1:22pm

Don - Slackwater from United States

I'm glad the hawk was not frightened away with your approach. A fine closer image. I like seeing the hawk in his natural setting. A fine shot.

7 Feb 2015 3:23pm

Gary from The Southwest Deserts, United States

Fantastic close-up, Harry. They don't get much better than this.

7 Feb 2015 4:32pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Superb close up!!!

7 Feb 2015 4:39pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!
such beautiful composition, focus, details, colors & bokeh!
A M A Z I N G !

7 Feb 2015 5:05pm

Aly from Annen, Netherlands

Wow... I love this.

7 Feb 2015 8:57pm

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Watching the bird feeder?

7 Feb 2015 10:51pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

A fantastic image of this hawk. While driving around yesterday, I saw three hawks sitting on power lines in different places. I was surprised to drive by that many. The detail here is fabulous. A gorgeous image!

8 Feb 2015 1:09am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

oh il est beau

8 Feb 2015 8:47am

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