Red-tailed Hawk Images From Brigantine

A series of Red-Tailed Hawk images from a previous trip to the Brigantine Division of the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Oceanville, NJ. I got quite a few images of this hawk which seemed very content to pose for me. Usually they fly off, but I was quite a distance away so it did not fly off. I was using a Canon 400mm DO lens with a 1.4x Teleconverter on a Canon 1DmkIV.

Juvenile Red-Tailed Hawk From Brigantine

I am still going through backup drives for images to post here. These are from a trip to the Brigantine Division of the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in March of 2014. We were out of the car along the 2 way section of the Wildlife Drive when I noticed a hawk on one of the treetops. I am not great at ID’ing hawks, but I believe it is a juvenile Red-Tailed Hawk. Let me know if I am wrong! Anyway, it posed for me for quite a while. I slowly moved closer, little by little & did not want to bother it or scare it off. I was able to get some interesting images before others gathered to see what I was photographing and got to close to the tree it was on. Here are a few of the images taken as I was slowly getting closer until others noticed what I was photographing and scared the hawk off. All images were taken with a Canon 400mm DO lens with a 1.4x Teleconverter on a Canon 1D mkIII, handheld.

Red-tailed Hawk FlyBy

Another image from years ago taken at a local Wildlife Area. I noticed this hawk in a tree by the parking lot. As I was photographing the hawk in the tree it took off and flew by me.RTH4764 v4

 

Immature Red-tailed Hawk

We drove down to the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Brigantine Division in Oceanville, NJ to see how the refuge has survived our heavy handed Winter so far. When we got there we found what I think is an Immature Red-tailed Hawk in the trees along the Wildlife Drive. He attracted quite an audience as he moved from treetop to treetop along the way. He seemed to be posing for photos and was not bothered by the group watching him. Some closeup images are cropped into from my full adjusted master files.

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Posing – Looking Pretty for the Cameras
Canon EOS 1D MkIV, Canon 400mm f/4 DO IS Lens, Canon 1.4X Teleconverter Series III, f/8 @ 1/1600 sec, ISO 400, handheld

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Keeping a Watchful Eye
Canon EOS 1D MkIV, Canon 400mm f/4 DO IS Lens, Canon 1.4X Teleconverter Series III, f/8 @ 1/1000 sec, ISO 400, handheld

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Stretching my Wings
Canon EOS 1D MkIV, Canon 400mm f/4 DO IS Lens, Canon 1.4X Teleconverter Series III, f/8 @ 1/1600 sec, ISO 400, handheld

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Getting Bored with the Watchers
Canon EOS 1D MkIV, Canon 400mm f/4 DO IS Lens, Canon 1.4X Teleconverter Series III, f/8 @ 1/800 sec, ISO 400, handheld

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What’s Happening This Way
Canon EOS 1D MkIV, Canon 400mm f/4 DO IS Lens, Canon 1.4X Teleconverter Series III, f/8 @ 1/1000 sec, ISO 400, handheld

Red-tailed Hawk Fly By

This is a Red-tailed Hawk that was sitting in a tree off in the distance. It took off and flew right by me. I shot a burst of frames as it passed by and I liked this one because of the wing position out of the series. Photographed with a Canon EOS 1D MkII with a 400mm f/4 DO lens. Exposure 1/1250 @ f/6.3, ISO 400.

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