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Discussion in 'Nature' started by Ty S., Nov 7, 2016.
A Harris Hawk, native to the desert Southwest, comes to the falconer's glove.
I had a 60th birthday treat and I spent a day at a falconry centre, part of the treat was to fly a Harris Hawk, I was one of three people flying the hawks, super day!
aka "the last thing countless small rodents ever see"
They are amazing animals, aren't they. You expect them to take your hand off when they land and they touch just as gently as you could imagine.
WOW! I am blown away! What a perfect shot! I have always liked hawks. We have wild ones around here though I secretly wish I could have a tamed one hehe
Bravo! This picture is a keeper!
There was a hawk about that size sitting on a telephone line in my neighborhood a couple of days ago. My wife was driving, and we passed directly under the bird, perhaps 15 feet under it, and all it did was turn its head and look at us. Guess who didn't have a camera with him at the time? I rarely get a close-up look at birds-of-prey, too.
One of the two times I flew out here (Hood River, OR) to interview in June / July, before we moved here, I saw a bald eagle in a guy's back yard. Yet to see another one since we moved, though. But they kick around this neighborhood.
That happened once with me. We have a protected area for bald eagles near here and they get to fly around and leave their enclosure. There was one, no joke, must have been nearly 3 feet tall sitting on the edge of my neighbors built in pool. By the time I ran in the house and grabbed my camera he/she was gone
I know how you feel
Nice shot. Isn't Rufus of Wimbledon a Harris Hawk?
Rufus the Hawk - Wikipedia
Now there's a bit of trivia, Stephen. I had no idea.
I really appreciate the feedback folks. I have a couple more that aren't quite as spectacular but you might like them. When I get a chance in the next day or two I'll post them.
I am always up for animal photographs, so please post them! If you don't mind, I'll post a few raptor shots here taken with my X100T at a raptor sanctuary in Knutsford, Chelsea, UK.
A beautiful female Redtail Hawk from California that was here for rehabilitation.
Fishing Eagle (aka Scottish Sea Eagle?) taken using continuous high-speed AF on the X100T! Who says you need big glass for bird photography?