rough-legged hawk

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© Heather Mellon
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These hawks are the least flighty of any I have encountered and this one seemed to enjoy posing for a bit then flying off to the next power pole to pose again. They are passing through on their migration from their nesting areas in the far north.. I spotted three of them today.

A special Thank You to Andrea for the nomination, it is much appreciated.. along with your constant encouragement.. thanks, Andrea!

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  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (11 Oct 2012):


  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (12 Oct 2012):

    .I love how you take these OUTSTANDING images of wildlife and your dedication is truly admirable!...I really think these wildbirds know how deeply you care for them...This is stunning and I wish there could be a theme for it.

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon said (12 Oct 2012):

    Thank you, Andrea for your kind comments, they are much appreciated! The great thing about the shots I got of this beauty is that I was actually geared up for trumpeter swans. That didn`t work out so well, but as so often happens, another bird filled in for them.. This encounter was very special because it did seem comfortable and gave me shots unlike any I`ve gotten before. They have a long journey ahead of them and need to feed and rest so I quickly got my shots and left ..

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (12 Oct 2012):

    What a blessing to get this shot and I just read what you were geared up to shoot..a beauty!

  • Richard Hawkins

    Richard Hawkins gave props (12 Oct 2012):

    outstanding photography

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (12 Oct 2012):

    this guy is wonderful.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (12 Oct 2012):

    this guy is wonderful.

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (13 Oct 2012):

    Wow! Lucky U! FAB!

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (14 Oct 2012):

    Superb capture, JanElle:) Beautiful detail too!

  • Hilda Cox

    Hilda Cox gave props (14 Oct 2012):

    fantastic capture !!!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (15 Oct 2012):

    I couldn't get this extraordinary image out of my mind and came back to nominate it. I love the uplifted wings...Beautiful creature....

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (16 Oct 2012):

    The Hawk almost looks like a statue. Great Catch... VOTED.

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (18 Oct 2012):

    Totally awesome. Reminds me of some of the imagery the nation (USA) used in the 1800s to project its independence and fierce pride.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (21 Oct 2012):

    He is incredibly beautiful!! Great image!

  • Merike Mäll

    Merike Mäll gave props (9 Nov 2012):

    väga hea pilt

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