Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Juvenile Red Shoulder Hawk...

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.

2 comments:

Willard said...

I really like this photo, Brad. I am like you in the dealing with back light, especially if there are a lot of shadows on the subject. This one really turned out well and the VR really did the job also.

Coy said...

It looks great to me! I much perfer shots like this one over those with flat frontal light.