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Matt K.
07-28-2013, 06:15 PM
In a field that was just freshly baled we saw a multitude of Swainson's Hawks sunbathing in the eveing sun. This is the closest I could get to one before he took off. Always wanted to shoot one sitting on a bale. This was eay here, since there must have been over 30 hanging around. I suppose a freshly cut and baled field makes for good eatin' ....

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2884/9385495347_9551a9014f_b.jpg

Runmonty
07-28-2013, 08:24 PM
The bale does make a nice perch. Nice and sharp and good control of light & shadow.

aubintbay
07-28-2013, 08:34 PM
Nicely done Matt. Looks like he knows his picture is being taken.

Michaelaw
07-28-2013, 11:34 PM
They are beautiful creatures and that soft evening sun does him justice Matt :thumbup: This time next week I will be in the prairies again...Hope I can catch one of these!

casil403
07-28-2013, 11:46 PM
Fresh bales stirs up the rodents in the field making for a hawk feast! Good shot Matt!

casil403
07-28-2013, 11:47 PM
They are beautiful creatures and that soft evening sun does him justice Matt :thumbup: This time next week I will be in the prairies again...Hope I can catch one of these!

If you need a good photo guide PM me MAW...and we'll get in touch! :)

Matt K.
07-29-2013, 10:13 AM
They are beautiful creatures and that soft evening sun does him justice Matt :thumbup: This time next week I will be in the prairies again...Hope I can catch one of these!

Well if yer here, let me know, I might be able to squeeze a day in .... the Canmore folk festival will start this coming Saturday, so I am going there for three/four days ... however ... I'd love to raise a glass with you at the "last chance saloon" ....

Hillbillygirl
08-05-2013, 05:37 PM
A beauty for sure Matt, and likin the low light.