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Broad-winged Hawk

Image # 1D2_03544

Arenal Observatory Lodge Grounds


Canon 600L/f4 IS with 1.4x II Teleconverter

ISO 500, f/8, 1/800 second

Manual Metering

Gitzo 1325/ArcaSwiss B1/Wimberley Sidekick


We were shooting the smaller birds at the feeders behind the lodge, when this hawk abruptly came into view. I had just been shooting some birds that were more in the open, rather than those in the darker shaded areas, so my camera happened to be set correctly to shoot this hawk. This worked out great, since it came and went within just a few seconds. And I would have paid serious money for some blue skies in the background!