My Friendly Ferruginous

I continue to have great luck seeing a wintering Ferruginous Hawk that is very friendly, and cooperative. Here’s a shot I got this morning of the handsome devil.

Technical Details

Composite: No
D500, Nikon 200-500 lens, Nikon 1.4 TC, 1/3200th, f 8.0, 320mm, ISO 560, hand held, AI Clear, cropped to 2970 x 2301


Wow! This is so beautiful! It looks like he’s coming to land on your hand! Love seeing all the details!

Yea, this is such a good look at the underwing feathers and real pristine lock on the face Hand held ?

Amazingly gorgeous and detailed, Dave. I am totally awestruck! Nicely done.