Bird Photo Competition 2 2012 : Entry Number 236

Judges Comment

Shallow depth-of-field separating this hawk's tack-sharp head from defocused, outstretched wings make for an unusual and powerful close-up.

Photographers Comment

Thank You! My name is Lisa Kee. I took this with a Canon 7D, 70-200mm, 2.8 w/1.4 tc @f/4. This is "Trucker", a Swainson's Hawk. Taken at our local World Bird Sanctuary as a caretaker was holding this hawk, it spread it's wings to catch the wind.