Thursday, April 16, 2015

Slightly Different Point of View

I'm so glad that Lenore's car has a sunroof. Last weekend we drove through Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge in Northern California. We were photographing a Redtail Hawk from a little ways back when it hit me. Let's drive under it. We slowly crept forward and surprisingly the hawk stayed put. I whistled softly and no reaction from the hawk. Lenore started talking to it and got an immediate response as it lowered its head and looked straight down on us. I took a series of images but this one was one of my favorites. My only worry was that it would take off and poop all over us. Luckily that didn't happen. Image created with a handheld Canon 7D, Tamron 150-600 at 375mm. AV mode, spot metered, ISO 800, F 5.6 at 1/1,000th of a sec.God's love and blessings to all, chris


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    1. Thank you so much for the comment , Krzysztof Mikunda. I hope you are having a great spring over there.

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    1. Such a delightful comment. Thank you ever so much Missword!

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    1. I really appreciate the comment. Thank you, Traveler Literary Gnome!

  4. Omg, that is unbelievably cool. Guess you might not mind if he "targeted" you - right through the sunroof - LOL guessing it was open!

    1. Thank you very much flamur. I can't say that I wasn't worried as I was shooting straight up and hawks will frequently hit the eject button when they take off.