The Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) is a bird of prey, one of three species colloquially known in the United States as the "chickenhawk," though it rarely preys on standard sized chickens. The Red-tailed Hawk occupies a wide range of habitats and altitudes, including deserts, grasslands, coniferous and deciduous forests, tropical rainforests, agricultural fields and urban areas. It lives throughout the North American continent, except in areas of unbroken forest or the high arctic. It is legally protected in Canada, Mexico and the United States by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. (From Wikipedia)
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amaryllis (32077) 2013-08-23 8:27
Belle capture de cet oiseau qui va chercher sa proie
Une belle ligne horizontale et belle couleur sur ce fond bleu du ciel
Merci de ce partage
jemaflor (74392) 2013-08-23 9:51
Well taken, interesting positions with the wings, nice colors and light, tfs.
holmertz (31600) 2013-08-23 11:53
It flies like an airplane but it's really more beautiful, if you don't mind me saying so. It's beautifully captured with good sharpness and perfect exposure.
nikkitta (9205) 2013-08-23 14:44
Like the way you managed to capture flying birds and planes, always in full fly as this chickenhawk
Informative note and perfect title
photoray (6828) 2013-08-23 15:36
Fine gliding view of the Red-tailed Hawk, a different aerial warrior.
I have these guys in my yard and their favorite meal is squirrels. They usually hunt in pairs and have a unique high pitched cry, which perhaps warns the prey to watchout? While they can...
Have a good weekend,
marabu61 (5879) 2013-08-24 7:10
Nice capture of this magnificent bird of prey, they are not easy to catch like this.
Lovely colors and good enough sharpness for a tight crop like this.
have a great weekend
rychem (13918) 2013-08-24 8:59
Beautiful photo of the howk in flight, eye catching colors, very nice details and composition
Didi (51447) 2013-08-24 10:09
Very good catch in a good decisive moment
Miguel82 (14622) 2013-08-25 0:19
That raptor looks big, I like the view during a flight
Superb colors, excellent pov
maloutim (9505) 2013-09-02 21:15
Tell me, What is more difficult to photograph ? A plane or bird in flight ? I am useless at both !
You did well here, with a maximum zoom I suppose.
You manged to get clear details of the bird's plumage. It stands out very well against the clear, blue sky.