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

29-July-2012

Red-Tailed Hawk Looking for Dinner.

I was wondering why the rabbits and squirrels were being scarce this afternoon. The song birds were making a lot of noise, more than usual late in the afternoon. Then I saw this Red-tailed Hawk keeping watch above the backyard. I grabbed the first camera & telephoto lens to capture it both watching the yard, then as it started a dive. It went behind some trees, so I didn’t see if it caught dinner.

Red Tailed Hawk Looking for Dinner in My Backyard. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 100, 500 mm, f/4, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Red Tailed Hawk Looking for Dinner in My Backyard. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 100, 500 mm, f/4, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Red Tailed Hawk Looking for Dinner in My Backyard. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 100, 500 mm, f/5.6, 1/640 sec). (David J Mathre)
Red Tailed Hawk Looking for Dinner in My Backyard. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 100, 500 mm, f/5.6, 1/640 sec). (David J Mathre)