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Red-Shouldered Hawk


Red-Shouldered Hawk
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Copyright: Steph Sayre (Sayre) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 44 W: 2 N: 30] (164)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-31
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Falcons & Hawks, Birds of Prey [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-09-19 14:23
Viewed: 2884
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a picture I took of a Red-Shouldered Hawk that I found sitting on a light post when I was on my usual drive back to my boss's place at the end of the day. He had just finished eating something, so the closer I got to take pictures the more aware he was of me. He finally took off over the little hill nearby, and this was one of the shots I got of him taking off. I know it's not the clearest picture, but I'm still working on getting birds of prey in flight! :-)

Adult Red-Shouldered Hawk: Buteo Elegans - Similar to Lineatus but more brightly colored head. Head is tawny, rufous breast lacks white barring, gray back and scapulars have whitish markings, and tail bands are wider. (*Peterson's Field Guide - Hawks of North America)

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This is such an interesting shot...I mean who ever gets a shot of a hawk flying this low, so clearly, and in such a neat setting! Of course we all wish you were closer to him so we could see more detail, but I also wish I had a million dollars and a fancy yacht! You snatched a perfect moment in time and I'm really glad to get to see it! TFS!
Penny

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