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Red-tailed Hawks

Posted by miam on June 10, 2013 at 8:46 am
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I photographed this mated pair of Red-tailed Hawks last week in western Montana as they soaked up the warming rays of the morning sun. I love the coloring of both the hawks especially the male at the bottom. I’ve seen this resident pair at this same location two years in a row now.

Nikon D300, f8, 1/1000, ISO 640, +0.3 EV, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 400mm, natural light, not baited

  • Hans Spiecker

    Beauties! They are so dark compared to what I usually see but clearly not Harlan’s.

  • MiaM

    Hans, I normally only see Harlan’s in the winter here but I see much darker Red-tails than these here all year round too.