Taken at Morten ArboretumLisle, IllinoisThis Red Tail Hawk had just finished devouring a chipmunk.
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Thank you very much Corey.
– John Absher
fantastic close up John. I feel like I could just reach out and touch those feahters. That beak looks pretty sharp though.
Actually, I did feel like I could almost reach up and touch him when I was taking the shot, but it didn’t seem like a good idea. Was happy enough that he allowed me to get in his face for some really neat shots. Pretty obvious he was keeping very close eyes on my every move and I was making sure every move was slow and steady … certainly didn’t want to startle this guy. I was close enough that I was actually talking to him which seemed to solicit some very cuious looks and poses. Don’t imagine he had any idea what I was saying (like "come on now, smile for daddy LOL), but he seemed more curious about me than threatened. If you copy and paste the following url into your browser, you might get a kick out of the pose.
Thanks again for your kind words Rosemaree!!
work was a Featured selection in theBirds Of Prey Group
Incredible image of this winged-critter!
Brilliant “up close and personal”, John! AMR
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