Red Tailed Hawk Portrait
I’m a little short on time today but I’ve been waiting to post this picture for a while. This was taken on an early morning hike at Mission Trails Park here in San Diego. This bold bird was sitting on the branch of a tree which was on a hillside falling down below the trail I was on. He sat there for several minutes, seemingly not caring that I was taking his photo, until he shot off into the valley below. I was thrilled to see him (or her) and very happy to catch a shot like this in the dramatic shadowed lighting of the tree.