April 19th, 2013 – Avian Friday: Rough-legged Hawk

I continue to go back through to revisit some older files with newer processing techniques. This week it’s another raptor from my favorite stomping grounds in the Skagit Valley. The Rough-legged Hawk is not as common as the Northern Harriers and Red-tailed Hawks in the area. This bird was spotted from the highway and photographed from the cover of my truck acting somewhat as a blind. It was a considerable distance away, so I used a 2X teleconverter for the extra reach.

Rough-legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus)

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Edison, Washington
1000mm | 1/500th Sec. @f/10| ISO 100

Canon 1D Mark II+ Canon EF 500/4L IS USM + EF 2X Rear Extender

Processed with Lightroom 4, Nik Suite, Photoshop CS6.

To see a larger version please click on the image.

Feel free to comment below if you like what you see or have any other observations.

Thanks for stopping by,

JayT

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