Red-tailed Hawk

Posted by Scott (Allentown, United States) on 8 June 2009 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

I like taking photos of birds. That should be obvious to those that have been following this site. And I have a real strong interest in raptors, especially the big ones. This is the closest I have ever been to a Red-tailed Hawk that was not in a cage. I was able to creep to within about 15 feet and took a lot of photos. I will be posting 3 more in addition to this one. This beauty was eating lunch. It looked to me like it was probably a squirrel, although I wasn't about to get close enough to confirm that.

Photo taken in Trexler Park, Allentown.

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

A good shot !

8 Jun 2009 8:01am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Great capture!

8 Jun 2009 9:17am

ali from tehran, Iran


8 Jun 2009 1:34pm

Elora from Genoa, Italy

This is a beautiful shot! I love how it was looking right at you. A true predator's glint in its eye :)

8 Jun 2009 2:54pm

Claudia from Illinois, United States

Stunning shot!

9 Jun 2009 2:50am

Candid1 from Washington, DC, United States

Spectacular capture! His eyes just pierce right thru to your core!

14 Jun 2009 9:21am

Olympus E-510
1/200 second
ISO 400
500 mm

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