red-shouldered hawks, birds of prey, hawks in Northern California, San Francisco's Botanical Gardens

Nature Photography: Eyes of the Red-Shouldered Hawk

Eyes of the Red-Shouldered Hawk_wm

I could have and would have missed this beautiful prince of the skies if it wasn’t for the kindness of a fellow bird-watcher who pointed him out to me. He’s a red-shouldered hawk and I discovered him in one of my favorite handouts of late, San Francisco’s Botanical Garden.

Oddly enough, I had to wait for the morning cloud cover to burn away before my camera could pick out real details. I don’t mind the wait; for me it was absolutely worth it.

For those of you who’ve lend me your ears and eyes by checking out some of my previous posts, you know I like to experiment with my shots. A graphic re imagining is never too far away and my new hawk friend didn’t have to wait long for me to re imagine his photo.

I’ve done several variations on this shot. This particular violet variation can also be found over at my FAA spot.

K’lee L. © 2016

22 thoughts on “Nature Photography: Eyes of the Red-Shouldered Hawk

    1. Thank you for you continued support, Henry. I truly appreciate it. I agree with you: Life can sometimes throw us serious challenges, but with patience we can make it through to the other side. May God also continue to shine his light and love on you, my friend. ~K’lee

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    1. I don’t think he’d like to be called an owl (smile), but I still thank you for the comment. I’m glad you liked my take on him. I hopefully will be adding some of the traditional red-shouldered hawk shots I took at a later time. Now if only I had some of your fabulous food after all that bird watching! Keep up the great work.

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        1. Absolutely no need to apologize! I like even more that it reminded you of a specific bird-related memory and a cool one at that. I’ve yet to see a great horned owl, but now I can imagine it and keep my camera at the ready, of course!:-)

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