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February 9, 2008

2. At the Right Time

Filed under: Photography Tips — Tags: , , — Harold Stiver @ 9:36 am
Rough-legged Hawk

Rough-legged Hawk, Rough-legged Buzzard, Buteo lagopus

2. At the right time

Bird photography is generally best in the early morning and winter raptors follow this pattern. Not only do the birds tend to be most active then, but the light is usually better. This is not to say that winter raptors may not be active through the rest of the day. Short-eared Owls are the exception, as they have a preference for hunting at twilight.

Many winter raptors seem to become less skittish as the temperature drops, no doubt a trade off based on energy. So if the weather man is calling for an extremely cold day, it could be the right time to photograph winter raptors.


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Rough-legged Hawk, Rough-legged Buzzard, Buteo lagopus Rough-legged Hawk, Rough-legged Buzzard, Buteo lagopus Rough-legged Hawk, Rough-legged Buzzard, Buteo lagopus Rough-legged Hawk, Rough-legged Buzzard, Buteo lagopus Rough-legged Hawk, Rough-legged Buzzard, Buteo lagopus Rough-legged Hawk, Rough-legged Buzzard, Buteo lagopus

Guide to Photographing Raptors Index

 

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