Thursday, 5 January 2012

Harris Hawk

This beautiful and imposing Harris Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus) was caught flying into its handler's glove, its huge eyes focused intently on the titbit it had earned after hunting for pheasants and rabbits. I like the shallow depth of field, the movement in the body feathers and the sympathetic colours of the background.

Canon 1Ds Mk II, Canon 100-400mm IS USM lens, 1/1,300th sec, f/5.6, 400mm at ISO 500. Distance to subject: > 3m