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    Default Swainson's Hawk --Beautiful Bird!

    A true prairie raptor, this one likes open country. So much so, that it migrates each fall to South Ameriaca to spend our winter months "down there" on the pampas of Argentina. These shots are of the male, which is a beautiful creature, indeed, with that russet-colored bib. (The shot with the outspread wings is against the light in dim conditions, but is included to show the striking white pattern under the wings.)
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    Shot, as usual, with my combo of the E-5, 300/2.8 & 2X tc, hand-held or lightly braced.
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    Default Re: Swainson's Hawk --Beautiful Bird!

    Great light!
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    Default Re: Swainson's Hawk --Beautiful Bird!

    Beautiful shots and bird Ken!... Not sure I have ever seen a better shot of one than the first two..wish we had them here.. Oh well the Rough leggeds will be coming soon at least
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    Default Re: Swainson's Hawk --Beautiful Bird!

    Simply wonderful!
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    Default Re: Swainson's Hawk --Beautiful Bird!

    Excellent, as always. I've learned a lot about different birds just from your images.
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    Default Re: Swainson's Hawk --Beautiful Bird!

    Glad you like the shots, everyone. Thanks for looking & for the encouraging words!
    ~Ken

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