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Red Tailed Hawk

Red Tailed Hawk
Informação sobre a Foto
Direitos de Autor: angela LL (angela926) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 470 W: 19 N: 798] (3083)
Género: Animals
Meio: Cor
Data da Foto: 2008-12-29
Categorias: Birds
Câmara: Canon EOS 40 D, EF 75-300 mm f/4-5.6 III
Exposição: f/5.6, 1/2000 segundos
More Photo Info: [view]
Versão da Foto: Versão Original
Data de Submissão: 2009-01-01 17:06
Visto: 3203
Pontos: 18
[Notas - Normas] Nota do Artista
This is a Red-tailed Hawk taken at the Read Sanctuary in Rye NY. This was one of two red-tailed hawks i saw flying around that day.

Red-tailed Hawk: Large, highly variable hawk with brown upperparts, head and throat. The underparts are pale with brown streaks. Wings are pale below with dark bar at leading edge and dark tips. The tail is red-brown with dark terminal band. Legs and feet are yellow. Soars on thermals and updrafts.

Range and Habitat
Red-tailed Hawk: Found in Alaska and Canada south to Panama. Found in open country, woodlands, prairie groves, mountains, plains, farmlands, and roadsides.

INTERESTING FACTSThe raspy cry of the Red-tailed Hawk is typically used in movies to represent any eagle or hawk anywhere in the world.
They can spot a mouse from a height of 100 feet.
Males and females perform a courtship ritual in which they dive and roll in the sky. They will even lock talons and fall together a distance before splitting apart.
A group of hawks has many collective nouns, including a "boil", "knot", "spiraling", "stream", and "tower" of hawks.

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Hello Angela
very nice shot for beautiful hawk species. Nicely focused and composed on old wooden box. eyes contact and lighting very nice. also good informative notes. TFS, best wishes

hello Angela

nice shot of the Red-Tailed Hawk with fine POV the bird from his back,
also fine vertical framing, i love the effect of one part of the bird
beeing in shadows and the other part in the highlights, TFS


You really have some good luck for this. I could only wish to be close enough. I had a feather for a while lets say 20 years:-) but I knew I was not supposed to have it so I gave it to a Native American who could legally have it....Canada is not as tough....but we are here...as you may know...GREAT image!

Hi Angela,

great shot of this bird with a very good pov, dof and bg.

Beautiful colours.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-01-02 7:47]

Hi Angela.
My best wishes to you and your family in New Year.
You have pictured a very cute bird. I like its pose, attractive head turn and impressive back POV. I also like winter sunlight (you have reflected this perfectly) and nice delicate colouration of the picture. All the best and kind regards.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-01-02 11:44]

Hi Angela,
Beautiful capture of this hawk.POV,BG,exposure and pose of bird is wonderful.
Thanks for posting.

Hello Angela,
peculiar pose, good shot of this beautiful hawk species. TFS. Regards. Ferran

Hello Angela

Great job tracking down this beauty.
We see many in flight shots ,but this one displays the plumage well.
Nicely placed in the vertical frame.
good eye detail and catch light,you were lucky and had great light.


hello Angela

Nice to see you on TN :)

I am surprised to find your TN gallery to have so many great photos. Good work you have been doing here.

Very nice capture of the hawk in such a bright light. Well placement in the composition. I can see the catch light in the eye with the head turned back. You are doing well with the 40D.

Good work.
Greetings from Malaysia.
tfs, bill

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