Rough-Legged Hawk

Posted by
Rick (Toronto, Canada) on 31 January 2018 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

We usually see the more common Red-Tailed Hawk in the Elora region, and thus it was a nice surprise to witness this less common beauty in flight. As with the previous eagle images, I have left a generous amount of sky in the composition because, after all, sky is their domain.

NIKON D7200 1/1600 second F/6.3 ISO 400 140 mm

Gérard from Allauch, France

Magnificent white plumage

31 Jan 2018 6:57am

@Gérard: Thanks for looking.

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Belle prise !

31 Jan 2018 9:42am

@Martine Libouton: Merci.

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Super capture !

31 Jan 2018 10:34am

@Hiro: Thanks very much.

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

beautifully exposed frozen moment

31 Jan 2018 10:35am

@grouser: The air we breathed for this bird watching day was also a frozen moment! Thanks, mister g.

Devi from Chennai, India

Great flight shot here !

31 Jan 2018 10:43am

@Devi: It would be nice to change places with this bird for a day. Thanks, Devi.

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Lovely image of a majestic bird.

31 Jan 2018 12:02pm

@beach: Thank you.

franz from Baden, Austria

What beautiful plumage this elegant flyer displays in your fabulous capture, Rick! However, I don't see any 'rough legs' ... ;-)

31 Jan 2018 12:21pm

@franz: Thanks very much, franz. I don't know who names these birds, but it would be fun to "revise" the field guides according to my own observations ;)

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

A very commanding view. Gorgeous in flight.

31 Jan 2018 1:46pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

What an awesome view of this hawk in flight!! The clarity in its speckled plumage makes it appear to be floating. A great standout against the beautiful blue sky!

31 Jan 2018 2:24pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bien les ailes

31 Jan 2018 2:53pm

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

A beautiful capture of flight !

31 Jan 2018 6:06pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A gorgeous image of this hawk in flight. He has beautiful coloring.

31 Jan 2018 7:19pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A gorgeous image of the beautiful hawk.

31 Jan 2018 7:55pm

Denny Jump from Bellevue, WA, United States

Damn, sweet Elaine (and she IS sweet...a long time buddy)...stole my adjective!!! Well, anyway, it truly IS Gorgeous! What a beautiful hawk!!

31 Jan 2018 10:20pm

Chetan from Gurgaon, India

looking for prey !!

1 Feb 2018 4:27pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

Amazing !

1 Feb 2018 8:08pm