Myakka’s Red-shouldered Hawks

During my recent visit to Myakka River State Park, in west-central Florida, I was pleasantly surprised to be able to walk outside my cabin and photograph a pair of Red-shouldered Hawks, sitting among the cabbage palms. As all my past experiences, this pair of hawks was not at all afraid of me, allowing me to photograph them at quite close range. So, I shot away for a couple of minutes, then backed away and let them enjoy the peaceful woods … like I had been doing!

Red-shouldered Hawk in tree

Red-shouldered Hawk in tree

Red-shouldered Hawk in tree

Red-shouldered Hawk in tree

Also, as usual, I had an extremely fun-filled time in Myakka, and was able to capture some pretty neat stuff … all of which will be featured in my blog over the coming days!

Photo Equipment Used:

  • Canon 7D body
  • Canon EF100mm-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens, shot at 310mm to 400mm
  • Handheld
  • ISO 800
  • Aperture f/8
  • Shutter 1/20 sec. to 1/50 sec. (yeh, way slow, but I was able to lean against the trunk of a cabbage palm and using IS, got several sharp images)

 

 

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