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Uploaded 3-Feb-10
Taken 3-Feb-10

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Photo Info

Dimensions2571 x 2057
Original file size2.47 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken3-Feb-10 17:46
Date modified3-Feb-10 18:39
Shooting Conditions

Camera makePENTAX
Camera modelPENTAX K20D
Focal length300 mm
Focal length (35mm)450 mm
Exposure1/180 at f/4.5
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias+2/3 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 400
Metering modeCenter-weighted average
Juvenile Red Tail Hawk

Juvenile Red Tail Hawk

I went home sick 3 hours early from work today. I was laying on my bed when I heard all of the birds flee from my backyard. That usually means a hawk is visiting. Sure enough there was a hawk in my plum tree. It hung around long enough for me to grab my camera and poke my head out the back door for a shot. It took off as soon as I took this. In a perfect world there would be no branches obscuring him. But then, in a perfect world I wouldn't be home sick from work and would have never saw it. Maybe it is a perfect world. It just depends on how you view it.