What is that?

I always like the way hawks can focus on something on the ground below their perch. This was a very accommodating Red-tailed Hawk that let me change position a couple of times without spooking.

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Technical Details

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Sony a1, FE200-600 + 1.4 TC @ 280 mm, beanbag on car window, f/9, 1/500, iso 2000, manual exposure. Processed in LR & PS CC. Cropped from a horizontal to 4478x5598. Taken at a regional wildlife refuge on December 17th.

Great pose and portrait.

Wonderful pose, well captured and presented, with lovely detail and color! (A juvie??) Hope he’ll give you more chances in the New Year!

Superb pose, setting, and background. The detail is wonderful as usual.