A Look Back by elatedpixie

A Look Back

Love the raptors and this guy was one of two who kept together but also kept knocking each other off perches. Not sure if they were courting or siblings or parent and chick.
Simply a beauty and a beautiful image! It would have been fun to watch the antics and speculate as you did!
August 31st, 2017  
kay
great shot lovely detail and lighting FAV
August 31st, 2017  
@Weezilou thank you, it was fun. It turned out to be one of those days where you take a lot of shots and only a very few cut the mustard :) so thank you.
August 31st, 2017  
@lovingandsharing thank you Kay, I'm glad you enjoyed.
August 31st, 2017  
@elatedpixie all it takes is one good one... You did it!
August 31st, 2017  
@Weezilou aww, thank you - those words keep me inspired :)
August 31st, 2017  
Deserves a bit fav as this great bird didn't actually break this bough!
August 31st, 2017  
This is magnificent - Fav
August 31st, 2017  
Ah, beautimous!!
August 31st, 2017  
How gorgeous is he? Fabulous capture!! So exciting to see these fabulous birds in the wild!! I wish we had more raptors over here in the UK. Fav!
August 31st, 2017  
Beautiful markings
August 31st, 2017  
Initially I thought this was one of our wedgetails. on closer look i'm not so sure, but still lovely
August 31st, 2017  
So beautiful!
August 31st, 2017  
Awesome photo. Great detail and you really captured his spirit well. I love the raptors too. Quite hard to find them around here. And when I do see one, almost always driving or on the freeway and almostnever have a camera with me that will do them justice. Just yesterday, on my cardio walk, I saw them flying and very close but no appropriate camera.
August 31st, 2017  
Cool, stunning bird
August 31st, 2017  
Great capture
August 31st, 2017  
So well composed! I like the clarity of his feathers and the position of his body -- he's posing for you.
August 31st, 2017  
Stunning capture!!
August 31st, 2017  
Stunning fav
August 31st, 2017  
Wonderful capture!
September 1st, 2017  
He is so handsome!
September 1st, 2017  
Wonderful focus on him. They're so fascinating. Fav
September 1st, 2017  
Love the detail and eye shine. Great!
September 1st, 2017  
Fabulous capture. Fav!! šŸ˜€
September 1st, 2017  
@maggiemae LOL when they were knocking each other off, the mate flew into a stand of trees to the left of me - and sure enough, he broke the first branch he landed on! It was interesting to see him gracefully 'trip' onto another set of branches! Thank you for your fav - and all your kind words :)
September 1st, 2017  
@gazzatron You are too kind - and I appreciate it - I'm always happy when others get to enjoy what I see!
September 1st, 2017  
@aikiuser It was so cool! They were close. I suspect looking to grab some of the WBluebirds :-o
September 1st, 2017  
@pamknowler I didn't realize you didn't. You have peregrines, yes?
September 1st, 2017  
@joannakate the mate was stunning too - but much more white on the front. If I see a decent shot of that one, I'll share it so you can see.
September 1st, 2017  
@pusspup from what we could tell, these were Red Tailed Hawks. They are fairly common here, with Red Shouldered and Coopers' Hawks. Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed him.
September 1st, 2017  
@janeandcharlie @suzanne234 @bkbinthecity @kwind @milaniet Thank you! I'm so glad that I was able to capture him and share with you all.
September 1st, 2017  
@mbrutus thank you! I'm glad you see them at least, even though driving! I often wonder, when I'm driving and see them, how many others see them? They are so magnificent. I'm happy that I could get this shot to share with everyone. :-)
September 1st, 2017  
@taffy @joemuli @dawnee He was truly magnificent. I'm happy that I could share him with you and that he wasn't so high up that he was overwhelmed by the sky. Thank you for your kind comments - I appreciate it! Especially on those days I just don't feel like grabbing the camera... and still do!
September 1st, 2017  
@lisammcloskey he really was :-) thank you for your comments, always. They are much appreciated (and motivating)!
September 1st, 2017  
@soylentgreenpics @carolmw Thank you for the comments and the faves! Very appreciated and @soylentgreenpics knows, I always think, too many shots - but, just one more :-)
September 1st, 2017  
@elatedpixie Yes we do have peregrines and some other raptors but It's the large eagles I love and you would only see them in Scotland - if you were very lucky!!
September 1st, 2017  
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