Against The Sky

I can’t help myself: I keep taking pictures of birds that are high up in the sky. There are no reference points to give the photos balance and the birds are too far away to make great shots, but I still want to capture the majesty of a hawk or eagle in full flight.

Tonight the early evening sun gave me an opportunity as a hawk was flying lazy circles above our house. The sun was highlighting under his wings as he effortlessly glided over our neighborhood.

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He came a little closer, but was obscured by a tree in our yard.531A3303

It was an enjoyable hour, watching a beautiful bird seemingly enjoy the air currents, probably looking for his dinner.

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While waiting for him to circle back around  a blue jay having a snack from the bird feeder obligingly provided me a shot on the ground.

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