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3/12/2009

Redtailed Hawk on Cabrillo Mounment

Redtailed Hawk on Cabrillo Mounment

This is a resident Redtail at Cabrillo National Monument. I see it there most trips. It must have a nest at the point, though I have not yet found it. This is the first time, however, that I have seen it perched on the actual monument. It landed there in full view of a dozen tourists (me among them) and sat there long enough for me to travel several hundred yards to reach the base of the mounment, and then at least 10 minutes more while I took shots from every angle. (Along with the rest of the tourists.)

Sony DSC H50 at full tel (465mm equivalent). F5.6 @ 1/500 @ ISO 100. Programed Auto.

In Lightroom I added some fill light to bring up the eyes. Normal Vibrance and Clarity and Portrait sharpen preset.

From San Diego 2009.

And here is another view to give you the context.

 

Like Patience on her monument...

Like Patience on her monument...

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