Rousing Ferruginous

I’m excited that not far from where I live the ferruginous hawks are already starting to show up. This is the second one in a couple of days I’ve managed to shoot. This one was “rousing” in the morning sun for me.

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Cropping? Shade of blue?

Technical Details

Z9, Nikon 200-500 lens, hand held, 1/3200th, f 8.0, 450mm ISO 500, cropped to 1532 x 1745, Topaz Photo AI

Wonderful light and an interesting pose! I wonder if the denoise and/or sharpening are at the ideal, but no way to know without a comparison to the original. That is a very small nit.

Hi Dave, nice pose and a good look at the face of the hawk. This seems to a big crop just looking at image quality in the large size. Still a nice catch.