CanonEOS40D EF100-400 f4.5-5.6L IS USM
f/5.6 1/160 ISO 100 @ 300mm RAW Cropped

Taken at Sweetwater Ponds, Tucson Arizona.
FEATURED July 31 2010 in Arizona Hot Spots.

The Harris Hawks usually are seen from across the road sitting in the trees or on the power poles. On this day I was lucky that this adult decided to give us a close view right at the ponds.


birds, arizona, tucson, harris hawk, sweetwater ponds


  • Carmen Holly
    Carmen Hollyover 4 years ago

    What a nice big healthy one you have captured here. You are getting some great shots with your new lens.

  • Yes, I’m having fun with it especially for the birds. Thank you Carmen. :))

    – WiredMarys

  • anaisanais
    anaisanaisover 4 years ago

    how much splendid…What a fine specimen..beautiful photo..

  • Thank you for your nice compliment :))

    – WiredMarys

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago

    Your cohosts,
    Cee and Chris

  • Thank you for accepting :)

    – WiredMarys

  • Kimberly Chadwick
    Kimberly Chadwickover 4 years ago

    What a lucky find! You are right they are usually not there! Just magnificent Mary!

  • Thank you. I felt so lucky. He was so close and so co-operative. He stayed in that tree for the longest time.

    – WiredMarys

  • ginabgood1
    ginabgood1over 4 years ago


  • Thank you so much :))

    – WiredMarys

  • Sherry Pundt
    Sherry Pundtabout 4 years ago

  • Thanks so much for the feature :)

    – WiredMarys

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