While the wing position of this is a tad awkward, I liked the head on intense stare as this Red-tailed Hawk left it’s perch. This is the same bird as my last post launching off a different perch. In this case it went to the ground and grabbed a vole.
I increased the blue saturation on the sky quite a bit to try to get something besides white, but I think it gave me a touch of blue fringe-is it too obvious?
I removed a few stray branches, but left the one that served as a perch to show the launch point. Would it work better without it?
7DII, Sigma 150-600 C @ 388 mm, hand held, f/6.3, 1/2500, iso 800, manual exposure. Processed in LR & PS CC. Cropped to 6.3 MP (my original Digital Rebel resolution).