Ferruginous Finery

I was fortunate to meet up with a very cooperative Ferruginous Hawk recently (a month or two early!). After posing for me on a pole it finally flew in some very favorable morning light. These guys are my favorite of all of the local hawks! D500, Nikon 200-500 lens, Nikon 1.4 TC, hand held, 1/3200th, f 8.0, 700mm, ISO 560, AI Clear, cropped to 2301 x 2733

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Wow! Wonderful capture! I love the shadow of the right foot!

Awesome shot - well worth the wait - Thanks for sharing!

I like the wing position of your shot. Ferruginous hawks are very nice looking and you captured this one very well. Well done…Jim