I know they are around and occasionally see them flying, but I rarely capture photos of them.
I am referring to hawks. However, two days ago, as we took a quick drive through the refuge, there it was, sitting on the pole.
Unfortunately, the powerlines were in the way . . . but, fortunately, I have Luminar Neo . . .
I just click on ‘remove powerlines’, include the shadow of the powerlines, and just like that, they’re gone.
Then, it’s just a matter of adding a bit of sharpening using Topaz Sharpen AI, doing a bit of processing using Luminar AI (I could have also used Luminar Neo), crop to suit, and . . .
That particular specimen is a Red-shouldered Hawk. You can see the hint of red on the shoulders.
As I tried getting closer, it took off. I’m a little rusty, so I missed the launch but caught it in flight pretty good.
It flew to a nearby tree, and as I walked toward it, it again took off.
Not many photos, but I was happy to get what I did. Here’s the slideshow of the small SmugMug Gallery:
Slideshow of the Red-shouldered Hawk Gallery — 10 images
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