Category: Nature Photography
Posted: December 5, 2021

Red Shouldered Hawk at Sunset

End of Day Gift

by Donna Ruiz Interested in this? Contact The Artist

Photograph of the Month Contest Entry 
At the end of the day on my way out of the San Luis Wildlife Refuge I saw this Red Shouldered Hawk perched on a post. My experience with raptors is that they fly away when I get anywhere close to them, especially when in my car. This beauty let me drive up right next to him while he sat still on his perch. The sunset sky was beautiful behind him. I did enhance it a bit by cloning part of the sky to his right and moved it closer to him. When I processed this image I was thrilled to find I could see the setting sun reflected in his eye. It was definitely a gift at the end of 2 wonderful days.
Post Type: Photography
Mixed Media: Minor RAW Adjustments, Slight Crop, Sky Enhancement

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End of Day Gift by Donna Ruiz
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