Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, Texas, USA
My wife and I were visiting parks and National Wildlife Refuges along the Gulf Coast looking for migrating birds. At the end of the day, we ended up at Anahuac NWR. There were numerous hawks gliding around getting a last minute meal. On our way out this hawk was sitting on a fence post adjacent to the refuge road. The warm light from the setting sun really brought out the colors in the hawk.
Color Balance adjustment, Curves adjustments, Vibrance and Saturation adjustments, minor cropping to eliminate a thin bland eastern skyline and sharpening.
Pentax K5D with Pentax 55-300 lens handheld