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Slate-colored Hawk 1

Image # 1D2_05700

Amazon River


Canon 100-400L/f4.5-5.6 IS and 1.4x II Teleconverter at 200 mm

ISO 500, f/8, 1/1000 second

Manual Exposure

Handheld (possibly with Monopod)

After we had done some fishing for Piranha, our guides reserved a few for the local birds - they would spot some raptors in the area, throw a fish into the river, and hope they'd take the bait.  It was challenging trying to be ready, as they came in with tremendous velocity, but I did get a nice sequence of this species as it flew in and took off with its meal.