This is a juvenile Red Shoulder Hawk I photographed last month in SNP, Virginia. There is more to this story and more photos than I am showing here but all that will have to wait for another time. As in the past time is short and I have no ambition to set in front of this thing working on photos or pecking away.
This photo was taken late afternoon with back lighting. Sometimes I try for the back lighting other times it is because it was mt only choice. This hawk has that nice glow around it I am just never sure how to post process them. For that reason I do next to nothing to them. By the way this photo was taken with the D700, 200-400 Vr f4 lens at ISO 400, 1/400 sec., F4 at 600 mm hand held.