Northern Harrier by Ryan Mense
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Northern Harrier

May 15, 2019

The harrier chronicles continue. This was from the last time I had a clearer shot of the male, but I've been watching them since and have learned some more tidbits of information such as a couple favored perches and a general area of where a nest must be. I still haven't figured out why I will almost without fail see one when I arrive to the location, and they never act bothered by me and don't immediately leave, but within five minutes they go away and don't return. I tried waiting it out yesterday to see if they'd come back but no luck. What do you think? Go earlier in the day?

Captured with the Canon EOS-1D Mark IV and Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x III on May 11, 2019 at 4:45 PM. I used AI Servo AF mode and multi-segment metering. Auto WB setting.

Raw processed in DPP4. Cloned out some brush and cropped in PS.

Canon-1D Mark IV
700mm · f/5.6 · 1/1600s · ISO 1000
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