F/ 9.0, 1/320, ISO 500.
Day 319 / 365
What birds spend all their time on their knees?
Birds of prey!
Interesting Fact: Birds are amazingly adapted for life in the air. The Red-tailed Hawk is one of the largest birds you’ll see in North America, yet even the biggest females weigh in at only about 3 pounds. A similar-sized small dog might weigh 10 times that. ( https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Red-tailed_Hawk/lifehistory )
good chuckle on a Monday morning, lol. thank you very much! love the photo, her? colours and patterns are gorgeous !
Thank you very much, It makes me very happy to see that you enjoyed my work. 🙂
you’re quite welcome!
You can see them all the time in the trees beside many highways looking for lunch in the cut grass beside the road. Unfortunately, many are hit by cars or trucks as they swoop in to low:(
That is a shame, I do see that happen quite often by our area as well. Thank you very much for stopping by and sharing with us. 🙂
I can sure relate to your post title today and am wondering whether your eagle is accepting passengers? We had a stressful week last week and a huge storm and then Paris. Flying would be fabulous!
It is a shame what is happening to this world. I would love to just fly away from all the worries as well. All we can do is stay positive and be happy, hopefully if everyone is like that the positive energy will rub off on the bad people. Thank you very much for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. 🙂
I’m curious — because you have so many great shots of birds with attached bird-lore — are you a birdwatcher or into ornithology?
I am none of those, I am just a photographer, taking photos of wildlife is more my hobby I enjoyed that very much. When I come home from my adventures I do enjoy looking up the wildlife that I captured. I hope that answered your question. 🙂
yes, thanks. 🙂
What a stunning bird!!
Thank you very much, it makes me very happy to see that you enjoyed my work. 🙂
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Great shot! These hawks are very beautiful.
Yes they are, thank you very much for stopping by and checking out my work. 🙂
I love this unusual angle, which really shows the dignity of this fine bird.
Thank you very much, I am very happy that I was able to share that with you. I appreciate you stopping by and checking out my work. 🙂