I hate to talk of things in the past tense. But, I have taken so many pictures this year and have simply sat on them because I was either too lazy to develop them at the time or too caught up in the business of life to make the time to do so. However, slowly but surely I plan to make sure I put them all out because I think that although persons may take photos for personal record, the desire of any photographer is to share the photographs he/she takes with his audience.
This portrait to the left is of a broad-winged hawk which I shot at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo.This is an absolutely beautiful creature especially when you view it up close with its intricate patterns on its feathers. It is not all that noticeable in this reduced version of the original, but I caught the hawk just as it was turning its head toward the sun light.There is a small bit of catch-light which is noticeable in the eye when viewed closer, hence the name of this piece – Hawk Eye.