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Red-shouldered Hawk in Tree

Image # 1D2_07111

Near Flamingo, Everglades National Park


Canon 600L/f4 IS with 2x II Teleconverter

ISO 200, f/8, 1/1250 second

Manual Exposure

Gitzo 1329/Arca Swiss B1/Wimberley Sidekick

We were driving on the road from Anhinga Trail, going down to Flamingo, where we had an afternoon boat trip scheduled.  I spotted this hawk up in a tree, with a beautiful blue sky background, and we carefully parked not too far away, and tried to quietly get out our tripods and cameras.  We set up near the car and took a number of shots, but this wasn't the best position for the light.  So we slowly crossed the street, and set up where the light was more favorable.  He perched for quite a while letting us take plenty of shots before finally taking off.