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Red Tailed Hawk Takeoff
Photographer: Dennis Jones
Location: Plainfield, Indiana
I struggled with whether or not to submit this shot, mainly because I failed to get a catch light in his eye. But I liked how the light shone through his wings and tail feathers, so here it is! This guy hangs out and hunts near some fields close to my place, and I happened to catch him just as he lifted off from his perch. I just love it when birds fully spread their wings and tail feathers, especially this species with their beautiful red tails!
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Camera Information: Nikon D5200, 55-200 Nikkor Lens
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