Colorado Red-Tailed Hawk - TAKEOFF!!!
Here's a sequence of a
Colorado Red-Tailed Hawk
taking off from a nest in a tall Cottenwood tree near our house. These were taken with a
Canon 55-250 telephoto lens
Canon 40D DSLR
that was shooting a 6.5 frames/second at ISO 800, F/6.3 and 1/2000 second.
Red Tailed Hawk is just hanging out in his nest when I walk up
Two seconds later, he starts to make a move - subsequent pictures every 0.16 seconds
There is a 0.64 second gap (instead of 0.16s) between the picture above and the one below
I was keeping the camera still for sharpness - too bad I didn't track the Hawk though
Here's a landing sequence
more Colorado Red-Tailed Hawk pictures