Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Dance of the Raptor

Okay, here is what is perhaps my all time favorite photo I've ever captured. I take pride in it because I was at least 40 yards away using my Canon EF 70-300 mm telephoto lens all the way at the telephoto end to capture it. This Ferruginous Hawk came in for a landing on this narrow mesquite branch, and I love the slight field of depth as well as the hawk's raised wings. The smaller image does the photo a disservice unfortunately.

The Raptor Free Flights can be viewed by those who visit the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. For more information, click HERE.


Amber's Transition said...

That's a really cool picture!

Sonora Sage said...

Thanks for the plug!

And I remember that day - well. I'm so glad this amazing photo came from it.

Jess said...

This is awesome! I have that exact lens, but have yet to really put it to good use. Mine's the 4-5.6 tho.
Really well done :)

Lori D said...

You know, for a $380 non prime lens, I can't believe how sharp the images come out when I'm on the money. Oh, mine is the 4-5.6 too. Thanks for the compliments!

Caroline Ross said...

WOW! lucky you, what a fluke, talk about right place right time!