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Juvenile Red-Shouldered Hawk

Image # 1D2_06901

En Route to Campobello


Canon 100-400L/f4.5-5.6 IS @ 400mm

ISO 200, f/7.1, 1/800 second

Manual Exposure


Always on the lookout for Raptors, we spotted this one on an electrical wire running over the road we were driving on, as we traveled to visit Campobello.  Fortunately there was no traffic behind us, so I just stopped in the middle of the road, grabbed my camera from the backseat, opened the window, and shot from the driver's seat of our car.  The angle is not optimal, nor was the perch, but the bird was beautiful, and the clear blue sky provided a wonderful background.  My identification here is quite tentative - this is definitely not my strength - so if I have made a mistake here, please email me with the correct ID for this bird.