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Red Tailed Hawk
Photographer: Barb Dunlap
Location: Blairsville, GA
Story: 
In Georgia Hawks are protected and you are not allowed to own any kind of raptor unless you are licensed to own it. Part of the licensing includes that any licensed Falconer hunt the hawk on a regular basis. the Falconers train the hawk to release, hunt, capture and then return to the Falconer. June, 2012 we went to Blairsville to a Scottish Festival and we were able to take pictures of these beautiful creatures as they took flight. In this picture, hawk was sitting on the Falconer's arm ready for take off.
Digital Alterations: 
Sharpening
Camera Information: Canon 5D MarkII
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