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Copyright: Kris Kearns (kkearns) Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 60] (244)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Cannon EOS Rebel XTi, Canon EF 75-300 f/4.0-5.6 USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-08-01 10:28
Viewed: 2841
Points: 2
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A Redtailed Hawk perched on a tree. The construction of highways with utility poles alongside treeless medians provided perfect habitat for perch-hunting. This is where the Redtailed Hawk is often found.

Its preferred habitat is mixed forest and field, with high bluffs or trees that may be used as perch sites. It occupies a wide range of habitats and altitudes, including deserts, grasslands, coniferous and deciduous woodlands, tropical rainforests, agricultural fields and urban areas. It is second only to the Peregrine Falcon in the use of diverse habitats in North America.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-08-02 2:58]

Great shot of this proud looking Red-tail Kris,
I like the way you composed this image with the hawk just a little above center and just enough head space to give depth to your photo. Shots like this is where your 300mm telephoto really comes in handy, and you have captured this bird very well.
I too keep my eyes peeled as I drive along the highways, always looking for hawks as they sit waiting patiently perched in their trees for their next meal. Well Done!! TFS.

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