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Great Black Hawk

Image # 1D2_05248

Pantanal, Brazil


Canon 600L/f4 IS with 2x II Teleconverter

ISO 800, f/8, 1/1600 second

Manual Exposure

Gitzo 1325/ArcaSwiss B1/Wimberley Sidekick

A fairly large raptor, we saw several of these, and were able to get reasonably close to this one perched in a tree (although it did require the 2x on my 600mm lens to bring him in tight enough).