Picture of the Day, 2019.02.04

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A red-shouldered hawk on a lamp post on Seminole Road near the ocean in Atlantic Beach, Fla. Here we have reinforced the lesson that your camera should always be right next to you in the car. In this case, it was in my 98-year-old mother’s lap when suddenly I veered off the roadway an into somebody’s driveway so I could get this hawk. Mother was amused, not impressed but at least amused, at my doggedness. Thanks to fraternity brother and amateur ornithologist Tom Driscoll for the ID, because I’m terrible at raptors. But they are beautiful. Sleek hunter-killers. Nikon D5200, Tamron 150-600mm f/5.0-6.3 lens with VR on, ƒ/19, 600mm (DX 900mm), 1/60th second, ISO 400.

2 thoughts on “Picture of the Day, 2019.02.04

    1. Thank you so much for your comment. Since you seem to like raptors — hawks, eagles, etc. — keep your eyes open and I’ll post some others in coming days. I, too, think they’re birds of beauty and skill. I’m going to read up on the Javan hawk eagle.

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