Hawk on a Wind Vane

pathfinderpathfinder Drive By Digital Shooterwestern IndianaPosts: 14,315Super Moderators moderator
edited August 17, 2018 in Wildlife

I had my barn re-roofed last summer and I had 2 new wind vanes installed on the roof peaks ( the old ones had rusted away and fallen off over the years as my barn is over 75 years old )

I have never seen birds perching on the wind vanes which are mobile and about 3 feet long. Not sure why, they are a nice perch, but I have never seen a bird on the wind vanes since they were installed last summer.

But this morning, in the rain, I awoke and looked out my bedroom window and saw this hawk, dripping wet, perched on my wind vane. It is not a great image, photographically speaking - I should have tried from a different vantage point, but if I had left the house the hawk would immediately depart - so I shot from my second story bedroom window through the rain. I love photographs of birds when the weather is terrible, and they are driving wet and wind blown.. It shows me just how tough their lives can be at times

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Comments

  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am Posts: 7,304Registered Users Major grins

    Nice story Jim! I can understand the charm of this shot from your POV.

    I think my initial reaction was that there are so many distracting elements that at first I couldn't even find the Hawk.

    Now that I found it I can see it....

    I think you might want to play with different crops.....I am thinking quarter inch to the left of the arrow.....or maybe half inch.....

    Cheers m8!

  • pathfinderpathfinder Drive By Digital Shooter western IndianaPosts: 14,315Super Moderators moderator
    edited August 18, 2018

    I really wanted to be able to move right or left to move the line of greenery either towards, or away from the hawk, but as I said, changing position was not an option. You really think a different crop will help?

    Pathfinder - www.pathfinder.smugmug.com

    Moderator of the Technique Forum and Finishing School on Dgrin
  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am Posts: 7,304Registered Users Major grins

    I don't know....I just came back and still had trouble finding Hawk.....but I like the sentiment attached to this shot! Cheers Jim!

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