Monday, April 25, 2011

IHF Photo Challenge - Pets

This week is "Pets" week at I Heart Faces and you are to feature your Pets.  Unfortunately, my hubby and I don't have a pet but we are allowed to enter ANY animal/bird.  

So here is my entry for this week.   This is our neighborhood Red Shouldered Hawk.   He has nested with his wife in a tree across the street.  I am sure pretty soon we will be seeing all the babies learning to fly.  Two Sunday's ago, my husband and I were out in the yard and we saw the hawk sitting in the middle of our back yard.  I ran and grabbed my camera and slowly moved towards the hawk (very slowly) and sat on the ground about 20 feet from him.  When I took this shot he flew by me at about ten feet away from me and  about four or five feet off the ground.   He is absolutely spectacular to watch.  What is even more incredible about this shot and you can't see (because I cropped it out) is that Mr. Daddy Hawk is going back to the nest with lunch.   Like in the movie the Lion King.......its the Circle of Life I guess. 



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9 comments:

The Stucks said...

Gorgeous image!!

Go Against The Grain said...

wow amazing shot

Tara said...

Wow, how amazing! Love this.

Sojourning Sadlers said...

Awesome capture, my friend! I'm both relieved & bummed that you had to crop out his "dinner" but totally understand... LOL! He is majestic - you had the shutter speed set right to capture that motion!

quailridgephotography said...

Incredible capture! Love it!

Ashley Sisk said...

WOW - that is absolutely amazing!

Kate said...

Stunning capture!

Calvin said...

What a majestic creature! And you captured him perfectly.

paige said...

Really stunning shot! Awesome capture :)