Your Majesty by Lois  Bryan
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Featured in Art Universe March 31, 2011.
Featured in Eye Contact August 13, 2009.
Top Ten in the “The Bird of Prey Challenge” in Eye Contact August 12, 2009.
Featured in Accentuate the Eyes July 31, 2009.
Featured in Friends of Bangor and North Down Camera Club, Northern Ireland July 26, 2009.
Featured in Americas ~ Rural, Urban, Wild, Free July 25, 2009.

This image is also available at Lois Bryan at fine art america in an exciting variety of framing and matting options.

Another of the wonderful creatures being mended and kept healthy by the good people at the Lathrop E. Smith Environmental Education Center near Olney, Maryland. Once back on his feet … er … wings … out into the wild he’ll go!! I love to hear them calling outside my house!!

Based on the full size images that I have of him, I believe this to be a red-tailed hawk.

From Wikipedia:

“The Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) is a medium-sized bird of prey, one of three species colloquially known in the United States as the “chickenhawk,” though it rarely preys on chickens. It breeds throughout most of North America, from western Alaska and northern Canada to as far south as Panama and the West Indies, and is one of the most common buteos in North America. There are fourteen recognized subspecies, which vary in appearance and range. It is one of the largest members of the genus Buteo in North America, typically weighing from 690 to 1600 grams (1.5 to 3.5 pounds) and measuring 45–65 cm (18 to 26 in) in length, with a wingspan from 110 to 145 cm (43 to 57 in). The Red-tailed Hawk displays sexual dimorphism in size, with females averaging about 25% heavier than males.
The Red-tailed Hawk occupies a wide range of habitats and altitudes, including deserts, grasslands, coniferous and deciduous forests, tropical rainforests, agricultural fields and urban areas. It lives throughout the North American continent, except in areas of unbroken forest or the high arctic. It is legally protected in Canada, Mexico and the United States by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
Because they are so common and easily trained as capable hunters, the majority of hawks captured for falconry in the United States are Red-tails. Falconers are permitted to take only hawks in their first year. Adults, which may be bred, are not permitted to be taken for falconry. Falconers prefer to train first year hawks, which have not been locked into uncooperative adult behaviors.
The Red-tailed Hawk also has significance in Native American culture. Its feathers are considered sacred by some tribes, and are used in religious ceremonies."

Image taken with the Nikon D40x and the 18-200mm vr Nikon lens on June 10, 2009. Cropped and layered with texture from CGTextures

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  • jewelskings
    jewelskingsover 5 years ago

    Wow! Lois this is great! So regal!

  • Hey Jewel … thank you so so much … I’ve been trying for so long to get a good shot of one in flight … I so love these creatures!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • jeffrae
    jeffraeover 5 years ago

    Wonderful job on this shot!

  • Hi Jeffrae!! Thank you very much!!! So glad you liked it!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyover 5 years ago

    Fabulous image Lois! Wow! Amazing closeup of this hawk and wonderful treatment. I lovew the golden tones and those eyes are mesmerizing!

  • Joanne … thank you sooo much … yes their eyes are sooo amazing!!! So glad you liked it, hon!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Delany Dean
    Delany Deanover 5 years ago

    Oh, beautiful, beautiful, and well done!

  • Hi Delany!!! thank you very much!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • MICKSPIXPHOTOS
    MICKSPIXPHOTOSover 5 years ago
    Excellent capture, Lois. Well done.
  • Hey Mick!!!! Thank you so so much!!! These guys are sooo majestic … i just adore them!! The opportunity to see one up close was just a gift!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Donna Adamski
    Donna Adamskiover 5 years ago

    Beautiful work Lois :)

  • hey Donna … thank you so much!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Lilbits
    Lilbitsover 5 years ago

    Fab Shot Sweetie:))))))))))))))xoxox

  • Hey Trena!!!! So glad you liked this one!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 5 years ago

    How wonderful!!!!!! A PRECIOUS, PRECIOUS image of this magnificent bird!!!!

  • Thank you, Lori!!!!! So glad you liked this one, hon!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Suzanne Chouinard
    Suzanne Chouinardover 5 years ago

    Beautiful! Exceptional capture and great layering.

  • Many, many thanks!! Yes, the layering was the right way to go with this one … so glad you liked it!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • ElohiAdanata
    ElohiAdanataover 5 years ago

    A very stunning creation, love the mood and texture throughout!

  • Thank you very much … I’m glad you felt the mood, too!!!

    – Lois Bryan


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