March 11, 2017
- as seen by -Gail Rogers
On this particular day, I was with a friend hoping to take photos of raptors and ducks at Croton Point Park on the east shore of the Hudson River in New York.
As we stood on the top of a hill, we spotted a red-tailed hawk perched on a nearby pole. It stayed there for a while as if posing for us. Then, just as it took off, I got a few shots. I felt fortunate to get the hawk in flight.
I enjoy taking bird photos. When I spot a bird, I try to get the picture first. Then, if I am unsure of the species, I will ask a bird watcher for help with identification.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This photo was chosen as the top submission for Wild View The Color Red Assignment. Our new Animal Antics Assignment features a Patagonia Black Hole Backpack prize for the winning photo.
Nikon D200, 300mm Lens