A Hawk! No wait, a Sunset!

So the family and I were riding home after a competitive game of disc golf at a local park, when I glanced at a field we were passing and I noticed a very large Red Tailed Hawk sitting on a hay bale.

We turned around, and I thought I would get out of the car down the road some and walk to a tree line to see if I could get a shot of the hawk. Well, we stopped a little closer than I wanted and as soon as I made it to the edge of the road, the hawk flew away. I believe he was watching me as soon as the car stopped! I continued on to the tree line to see if could find where he flew to but I saw him soaring far away.

By now, 10-15 minutes had passed and, as I began to head back to the car (where my wife and kids were waiting), I noticed the sky was really taking shape to produce a nice sunset. I convinced them we needed to stay a few more minutes, and this is the result:

I had to get one more as we drove away!

Even got a couple of the family:


5 responses

  1. Whoa! Stunning pictures…absolutely beautiful!

    September 27, 2010 at 9:35 pm

  2. Awesome series! All incredibly shot

    September 27, 2010 at 10:05 pm

  3. OMGosh! These are stunning . . . who needs a hawk with a sky like this! What a gorgeous family you have Malcolm. I adore your photo blog and will add your link to my blog as well as subscribe by email.

    September 28, 2010 at 8:05 am

  4. your HDR just blows me away. Im heading up north next week to shoot some lighthouses on lake Michigan! Pack a bag and come with us! LOL Great stuff Malcolm.

    September 30, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    • That sounds like fun, I’ve never been to Michigan! I hope you have a good time and get some great shots, I look forward to seeing what you came back with. Good luck!

      September 30, 2010 at 10:00 pm

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