Red-Tailed Hawk Banking Away by A.M. Ruttle


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The red-tailed hawks (Buteo jamaicensis) are back in the valley of Jackson Hole, Wyoming… spring must be springing! This is a fairly common hawk in the valley of Jackson Hole, but try getting close to one and you find they are a bit skittish. Canon 40D, Canon 100-400 IS lens, f 8, 1/640, focal length 400mm. Views 1,770 and Favorites 23 through 2 January 2011, thanks for stopping by!

Featured in:
- Nature Photography Challenge, October 2011
- Featured Women Photographers, May 2011
- Close-ups in Nature, February 2011
- Animals As They Should Be, January 2011
- American Southwest, February 2010
- Human. Animal. Nature., February 2010
- Americas ~ Rural, Urban, Wild, Free, October 2009
- Wild Birds in Flight, October 2009
- Earth Keepers, October 2009
- 300+ Go Long group, August 2009
- Top Shelf Wildlife & Nature group, April 2009
- The Birds Group, March 2009
Thank you all very much!

- Nature Photography Challenge, The True Hawks challenge, October 2011
- The 500 – 5000 Views Group, Birds of a Feather challenge, May 2010,
Thanks to all who participated!!


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  • Arla M. Ruggles
    Arla M. Rugglesover 5 years ago


  • Hi Arla, Thanks so much for stopping in to enjoy, and for adding this to your “faves”!

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • Sandy Stewart
    Sandy Stewartover 5 years ago

    Very nice shot of this Red-Tail in flight! Perfect exposure to show off all the colors and details! : )

  • Hi Sandy, thanks for the kind words! I was just looking at your Norwegian Buhund shots and love “The Curious Look”!

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • Neil Ludford
    Neil Ludfordover 5 years ago

    outstanding phtograph

  • Thanks so much, Neil!

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 5 years ago

    Magnificent capture.

  • Hi Flowers, thanks so much, love the word “magnificent”!

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • melliesmith1
    melliesmith1over 5 years ago

    So majestic!

  • Thanks, Melanie; I love your Barn Owls… one of these days I hope to get lucky and see one.

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 5 years ago

    I just cannot express the feeling I get from your fantastic capture of the Red Tail Hawk. it is awe inspiring to me.

  • Hi Flowers, I’m delighted and tickled that you are so moved by this hawk! I’m used to be a glider pilot so I get goose bumps when I watch big bigs fly… so glad to have company!

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • Gina Ruttle  (Whalegeek)
    Gina Ruttle (...over 5 years ago

    That’s particularly nice, a raptor on the wing. WOW! Darn good image!

  • Thanks so much, whalegeek!

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • Brian Dodd
    Brian Doddover 5 years ago

    Great Shot!!! The Canon 100-400L is on my wishlist ;-)

  • Thanks, Brian; you will LOVE the lens when you get it!

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • Alana Ranney
    Alana Ranneyover 5 years ago

    awesome capture!! great detail!

  • Thanks so much, Alana! p.s. Have you checked out whalegeek’s shots?

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • Gene Walls
    Gene Wallsover 5 years ago

    Congratulations on your very well-deserved feature!

    Superb photograph! I just love this wonderful image! I have been stalking a particular Red-Tail for years, and I have yet to get a good sharp image of him in full flight. That has become my #1 photographic goal.

    Your beautiful “bokeh” background is “simply to die for”! This is an absolutely fantastic piece of work!!!

  • Thanks so much, Gene; I have stopped for a lot of redtails, but never gotten a better one than this. Good luck in your quest; the process sure is fun! Thanks for the rave review!!

    – A.M. Ruttle

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