Ferruginous Hawk ~ Extreme Close-Up by Kimberly Chadwick

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Ferruginous Hawk close up. Taken at the ASDM
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The largest N. American buteo, they have an almost aquiline presence; large0billed and heavy headed, wide-bodied and full-winged, it might be mistaken for an eagle, especially in the rarer dark morph.

This species if restricted to dry open habitats, especially deserts and grasslands, where it hunts small mammals from the air or on a low perch. More than most buteos, ferruginous Hawks spend a lot of time on the ground.

This species is distinctive in all plumages, showing very white remiges (with dusky tips)and a pale rectrices from below.

VOICE a very high, thin, piping wheeee-errrrr, descending, with a somewhat plaintive quality.

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My images are not photo shopped. They have only been adjusted with basic sharpening, contrasting & saturation techniques. I believe that in order to appreciate Nature, you have to capture it as it is, naturally.

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  • Steven Pearce
    Steven Pearcealmost 6 years ago

    Hmmm crispy stuff!

  • I was playing with it, thank you.

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Antanas
    Antanasalmost 6 years ago

    great capture

  • Thank you Sir!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • RichImage
    RichImagealmost 6 years ago

    Very nice Kimberly

  • Thank you darlin….

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsalmost 6 years ago


  • Thanks Marvin

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Adam Gormley
    Adam Gormleyalmost 6 years ago

    Yes, but Kimberly, I could never get a photo of one of these BEAUTIFUL raptors!! I’m so jealous!! :) Captured to perfection, sensational detail!

  • You flatter me Adam, thank you for the comment and the fav!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonalmost 6 years ago

    STUNNING, love it.

  • Thank you! And for the Fav!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Gene Walls
    Gene Wallsalmost 6 years ago

    This is a fantastic portrait of a magnificent predator! Outstanding focus and framing!

  • Thank you very much Sir for the compliment and the fav!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Jonathan Bartlett
    Jonathan Bartlettalmost 6 years ago

    Ditto Gene. Truly a great shot Kimberly!!

  • I do appreciate it, thank you so much!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Susan Vinson
    Susan Vinsonalmost 6 years ago

    WOW! Very nice capture of a beautiful bird, Kimberly! Love the sharp, crisp, details! ~|}:)

  • Thank you very much! I love this raptor, she really leaves me in awww!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Heavenandus777
    Heavenandus777almost 6 years ago

  • Thank you so Much! I am so excited and appreciative!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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