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)

 

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)

Friday (07-February-2014) — Florida

Gone to See Florida 2014 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 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). (David J Mathre)
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). (David J Mathre)