Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Ferruginous Hawk

As I noted in my last post, I am not a wildlife photographer. I do occasionally get a nice picture of a bird or some other animal. Here is a Ferruginous Hawk (Buteo Regalis). Ferruginous means rusty colored, so the name fits. The Latin name means Royal Buteo, which creates another problem because the translation of the Buteo in English is buzzard and buzzards don't get much respect in the U.S. which is probably why it changed its name to Ferruginous. I also don't do a lot of action pictures, I am usually trying to get the speed, focus, f-stop and other things to work altogether and miss the action. This picture was a fortunate exception to the rule.

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