'Red-tailed Hawk' (Buteo jamaicensis) - life span in the wild is 12 - 16 years ~●≈Renáta's∞Realm≈●~

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Comments (8)

Knossel on January 7, 2011

NICE SHOT ! Beautiful bird ! Very good of you... this can't be easy ! L!KE ! .... Have a nice weekend !

K@rin on January 7, 2011

Great capture and lovely little serie ! L , best wishes send !

Tomros on January 7, 2011

Wow, you get this close!

~●≈Renáta's∞Realm≈●~ on January 8, 2011

Knossel, K@rin * and *Tomas ~ Thank you for your positive comments, I appreciate them so much! When I saw this beautiful Hawk landing on a tree just by chance, I hopped out of my car. The tree was up on a hill and I kept shooting as I was crawling up the icy and snowy hill hanging on to grass and shrubs, trying not to scare him (I must have been an entertaining sight for anyone watching me). I got within about 20 feet. He was there for about 15 minutes, kept an eye on me, but didn't seem scared...I couldn't believe my luck! I didn't want to bother him any more and while I was figuring out how to get back down without breaking my neck, he left. I'm not sure I'll ever get a chance like this again!

Axl Bach on January 8, 2011

Great capture Rena. LIKE

I worry about whether he obtains foods this season.


~●≈Renáta's∞Realm≈●~ on January 8, 2011

Don't worry Axl, there are plenty of small birds and squirrels to satisfy this incredible raptor! Thank you for caring, I wish I could bring all animals into my house in the winter! :)))

mimmo valenti on January 11, 2011



Greetings Mimmo

~●≈Renáta's∞Realm≈●~ on January 11, 2011

Thank you so much for your visit Mimmo! :)

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Photo taken in Hidden Valley, Kitchener, ON, Canada

Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 6, 2011
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    by ~●≈Renáta's∞Realm≈●~
    • Taken on 2011/01/06 13:10:23
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/800)
    • Focal Length: 147.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO160
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash