Fraptorday: Weekly Raptor

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Shelby, our male Harris’s hawk, makes a quick turn. I wish I could say that he was in pursuit of some prey item, but no, he was actually trying to see if some of the other people in our party might have a tidbit for him. He still looks good, though.

Photo details: Nikon D2Xs, Nikkor 70-200mm VR, ISO 400 (IIRC), program auto. This was taken in 6.8 megapixel mode, and then a crop taken out of that, resampled and a bit of unsharp mask applied in Corel Photo-Paint.

Wesley R. Elsberry

Falconer. Interdisciplinary researcher: biology and computer science. Photographer. Husband. Christian. Activist.