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Lorraine Boyd
New Paltz, New York
01:23 pm

Equipment Details:

D500 with 600 f/4 lens hand held

Post-processing Details:

crop & enhance two photos, create collage

Image Details:

A juvenile Red-tailed Hawk in flight and landing on a post. You can tell that it is a first year hawk by the brown striped tail. By the second year, usually about 1.5 yrs old, the hawk will transition into an adult & the bands on the tail are replaced by a solid red color. Also the juvenile's eyes are a pale yellow.