Picture of the Day - "Here's Looking At You" - Feb 9, 2017
Driving around Sackville again today before the snow storm hit, produced lots of hawks. However, this time instead of seeing mostly red-tailed hawks and only 1 or 2 rough-legs, we must have seen a dozen rough-legged hawks and only a couple of red-tailed hawks. As we were coming down one road, I spotted this guy sitting pretty in a tree. His markings were so striking that at first I wasn't sure it was a rough-legged hawk. He stayed perched there for a bit and looking directly at us. After a few moments, he decided to fly on, but he let us get a few photos in before he flew which was a nice change from the usual fly away before we stop the car.....lol. Canon 5D Mk lV & Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM + Canon 1.4x lll teleconverter – @560mm, 1/1250, f8, ISO 1600, +1 stop exposure compensation.
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