Nature Notes

February 6, 2008

5. Know your targets

Filed under: Photography Tips — Tags: , , — Harold Stiver @ 1:47 pm
Short-eared Owl

Short-eared Owl, Asio flammeus

5. Know your targets

Every species of raptor has particular traits and learning them will help you in photographing them. Some examples? Rough-legged Hawks rarely mind if you look directly at them but Red-tails are usually upset by eye contact.Many hawks evacuate just before they fly off. Red-tails have a particular hunching motion before they fly. Larger hawks fly off of a perch in the direction they are facing, so if you are behind they back when they are perched, you are not likely to get a good shot when they fly. With enough experience, you can anticipate their actions, whether still or in flight.


Short-eared Owl, Asio flammeus Short-eared Owl, Asio flammeus Short-eared Owl, Asio flammeus Short-eared Owl, Asio flammeus Short-eared Owl, Asio flammeus
Short-eared Owl, Asio flammeus Short-eared Owl, Asio flammeus Short-eared Owl, Asio flammeus Short-eared Owl, Asio flammeus Short-eared Owl, Asio flammeus

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