Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Shriek!

A close encounter with a beautifully marked Red-tailed Hawk produced more than some decent images. He or she was quite upset with it's photo being taken and gave me the what-what with a shriek that lasted for about 10 frames. These are the images that were the cleanest...(Although Blogger is photo-horrible!)









9 comments:

Leeloo said...

Wow, he/she was not a happy bird! The 'take off' photo is awesome, gorgeous.

Richard said...

Great pictures. That bird was definitely not happy to see you.

Rick Kratzke said...

Beautiful pictures, we have a lot of red-tailed hawks where I live.

Johnny Nutcase said...

Someone seems a little worked up! Great shots, and yup, that take off one is very cool! I love when raptors let you approach them and don't flush right away. Good stuff!

Montanagirl said...

Wonderful series. Great work.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Amazing series of shots.Wow!
Blessings,Ruth

Bird Girl said...

Just FANTASTIC! That bird actually looked a bit angry - haha - or hungry - some birds just never quit that screaming for food! (Though this bird looks to be a nice adult) Bravo on this capture!!!

Tina said...

Incredible captures, Hannibal! I wouldn't want to be the bane of that raptors eye..it looks like it means business.

Kim said...

What lovely photos. This year I have seen a fair number of hawks and falcons this year, I also saw a golden eagle, and just yesterday, a bald eagle... something I haven't seen since I left Nebraska many years ago. A great Christmas gift I would say! Your site is wonderful, you are a terrific photographer. I will certainly be back!