Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Week 8 - Day 54, June 23, 2009, "Red Tailed Hawk"


Judy and I were taking our dog Tank for a walk, and a Red Tailed Hawk flew over. I took several photos. It's difficult to try and focus the lens while the bird is way overhead.

I do like the colors, and the clouds over the head of the hawk. I think it was a little over exposed.

Lessons Learned:
  • Be careful about the sun. As I was photographing the hawk it flew in line with the sun, and was very bright through the lens.
Photo details: Exposure time 1/4000s, Aperture f/2.8, ISO 400, Focal Length 200 mm, 35 mm equivalent focal length 323mm, Lens Canon 70-200mm f2.8L USM, handheld.

2 comments:

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

looks about perfect!

gk said...

Really nice shot, Steve. Those shots are so hard to get w/ good lighting on the underside. Really cool.

The comment about the sun is really important. With a big lens, you can easily cause eye damage - its like looking through a small telescope at the sun. Glad you didn't get hurt :)