Monday, November 24, 2014

Raptor Season

It technically isn't raptor season as they are around all year long.  I consider this raptor season based on the ease of seeing these beautiful creatures.  With the trees free of leaves that usually camouflage these majestic animals, they are easy to spot and sometimes easy to photograph.  This particular Red-Tail had taken a rest while scanning for his next meal on a tree very close to the main parking lot at Standing Bear Lake.  I stopped in a parking stall to show my youngest this amazing creature since he is very into wildlife.  I was only able to snap a couple of photos of him as he saw something right as I was firing off a few.  Not being prepared for the encounter, I only had my camera on continuous shooting instead of high speed.  3 frames per second compared to 8 really limits the amount of captures to get that perfect picture.  Even with shooting 3 frames, I was still able to capture the shots that I wanted.  Hope you enjoy!  

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  1. Nicely done. You make me really want to get out to get some raptor shots!

    1. They are everywhere now. I heard there are Bald Eagles at Lake Manawa. Might be a road trip.