July 22nd, 2016 – Avian Friday: Stealth Mode

Since the Bald Eagle season has come to a close, I’d hoped to get out to capture a few local hummingbirds, but I’ve been so busy on my free weekends I haven’t had a chance to get out there yet. Here is another image from Stanwood (near Camano Island) of a Northern Harrier in search of a late afternoon meal. The shot is heavily cropped, but the blue sky background I thought was pretty boring anyway. Enjoy!

Female Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus)

Stanwood, Washington 
700mm | 1/1600th Sec. @f/6.3 | ISO 640

Canon 1D X + Canon EF 500/4L IS USM + 1.4X Rear Adapter

Processed with Lightroom 4, Photoshop CS6, Nik Define & ColorEfx.

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,



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