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Leucistic Red Tail Hawk

For 5 years I have looked for this bird and have seen it soaring a handful of times.

Today, finally, it came down and sat 65 feet above me, completely backlit with an extremely bright sun through a consistent thin overcast.

This one I tried high key as that is how I have dreamed of this moment, literally for the past five years.

Nikon D300s, 600VR, TC14EII, ISO 500, 1/500, NearUniWB, CW metering, +3.3 EV applied

Nikon D300S
1/500s f/8.0 at 850.0mm iso500 full exif

other sizes: small medium original auto
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Debbie Stahre18-Dec-2011 23:00
Congratats on your wonderful capture!!!
clamflats27-Apr-2011 10:35