Five-Years Ago (07-February-2014) — Florida

Gone to See America. February 2014 Florida Road Trip. Day 7: St. Petersburg.

I went out on a photowalk with my brothers and sister while visiting St. Petersburg. Hawk Guarding the Handicapped Parking Space and then a wet Anhinga. Both at Brooker Creek Preserve.

Hawk Guarding the Handicapped Parking Space. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 300 mm f/4 lens (ISO 2200, 300 mm, f/4, 1/1250 sec) (David J Mathre)
Hawk Guarding the Handicapped Parking Space. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 300 mm f/4 lens (ISO 2200, 300 mm, f/4, 1/1250 sec) (David J Mathre)
Anhinga in the Rain. Brooker Creek Preserve in St. Petersburg, Florida. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 300 mm f/4 lens (ISO 6400, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/1000 sec) (David J Mathre)
Anhinga in the Rain. Brooker Creek Preserve. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 300 mm f/4 lens (ISO 6400, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/1000 sec) (David J Mathre)

Tuesday (05-June-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Springtime Nature in New Jersey.

Several birds at the bird feeder. The new bird in the neighborhood is a large hawk. I’m not sure what type of hawk at this distance, but the small birds at the bird feeder appeared to be more cautious.



Five-Years Ago (05-December-2012) — New Jersey

Backyard Late Autumn Nature in New Jersey: Red-Tailed Hawk

I saw this large bird in the trees way back from the house. I quickly got some shots with a Nikon D3x camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens. This was my highest resolution long distance setup at the time. The images are 100% crops after being processed with Capture One Pro and Focus Magic.

Red-tailed Hawk (?). Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 200, 600 mm, f/4, 1/200 sec). (David J Mathre)
Red-tailed Hawk (?). Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 200, 600 mm, f/4, 1/200 sec). (David J Mathre)


For some crickets on the same day check out 05-December-2012

One-Year Ago (15-May-2016) — New Jersey.

Backyard spring nature in New Jersey. I think this is a broad-tailed hawk. The hawk and a crow kept chasing each other most of the morning. I took this image through a double-paned window, which I think is responsible for the strange bokeh.

 

Broad-winged Hawk (?) in Flight. Backyard Spring Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 900, 600 mm, f/4, 1/640 sec). (David J Mathre)
Broad-winged Hawk (?) in Flight. Backyard Spring Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 900, 600 mm, f/4, 1/640 sec). (David J Mathre)

 

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Two-Years Ago (07-February-2014) — Florida

Gone to See America. February 2014 Florida Road Trip. Day 7: St. Petersburg.

Hawk Guarding the Handicapped Parking Space at a Park in St. Petersburg, Florida. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 300 mm f/4 lens (ISO 2200, 300 mm, f/4, 1/1250 sec).

Hawk Guarding the Handicapped Parking Space. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 300 mm f/4 lens (ISO 2200, 300 mm, f/4, 1/1250 sec) (David J Mathre)
Hawk Guarding the Handicapped Parking Space. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 300 mm f/4 lens (ISO 2200, 300 mm, f/4, 1/1250 sec) (David J Mathre)