Oh my, how AWESOME these images are, you look to be close enough to reach up and almost touch these amazing creatures - wow! You live in a beautiful part of the world, to have such visitors on your doorstep.
These are great pictures! I find as I get older I notice the birds more. Up here in the desert we have lots of ravens and crows - I love their tenacity! And I'm lucky enough to have an owl visit the tree right outside my bedroom about once a month.
wow, wow, wow!! I absolutely love those pictures!! so many in motion and not blurry! Amazing!! They are just stunning Naomi! I keep telling you that you need to have a tabletop book made of your photo's of animals and you garden!
Dear Naomi, I'm glad you re-posted some photos of these awesome hawks! I remember well when you followed the birth and growth of some lovely and cute baby hawks. But some photos are new to me. You did a delightful and extremely beautiful captures of this amazing birds! I've enjoyed so much all these great photos. I think it's very difficult to photograph birds, because they don't still...
Thanks for sharing!
Have a pleasant and nice weekend!
Fantastic photos! We get a lot of Red Kites here in Mid Wales and I find them fascinating to watch :)
Absolutely wonderful in flight photos Naomi. That is not easy to do. I usually get a picture of where the bird was.
At the moment, we've got a couple perched and nesting in an oak tree across the highway. They patrol my parcel and keep the field mice at bay, though I've never had a camera ready to document their hunts.
Fantastic shots. How far away from the birds were you? We're you using a zoom lens?
Wow! These are amazing pictures you captured!!
I can see why you say nature is your religion (or something like that). There is peace in nature and a special wonder that cannot be explained. Love the way you captured these hawks and gave us a glimpse into their amazing world. Beautiful closeups, as usual.
Thanks for sharing and I wish you a wonderful Sunday, amiguita! ♥
Oh, Naomi -- how privileged you were -- that's an amazing bunch of photos -- really great action. Nice lens!
I remember all your wonderful posts from this time well. I loved following their development through your blog. The hawks are such magnificent birds. I do hope you are still able to see them (maybe not the exact same ones) flying around. Nature is such great therapy. That is why I surround myself with animals :)
Awesome!! Thanks, Naomi! xx
Magnificent photos Naomi. I wonder if the same ones come back and visit you. I bet they do.
Do you ever have them flying at the windows like my owl?
Because we are on one side of a bowl we have the floating and soaring but they are just seagulls and the odd buzzard . Not nearly so exciting as your cretures.
I see your photos- and already covet a longer telephoto to practice getting up to your level of skill with the lens.
I shall miss when "our" hawks get bored with the neighborhood.
Magnificient creatures. I wish them all happy gopher hunting):-
I recall seeing hawks soaring and in flight from my youth in the midwest countryside. Never had a close view of nesting birds or the young when they first flew. Your photos are remarkable.
I do occasionally see hawks out here as they occasionally venture out of the mountains into our foothill residential area. I sometimes hear owls, too.
We have one in our neighborhood, but I can never catch a good photo. The second one of your photos is just magnificent!!
they are magnificent!!
it is so difficult to get in flight photos, these are wonderful
made me smile
Hope sends hugs
I just saw her in the kitchen eating veggie chips so I showed her the pictures :)
and yes, she remembers who Omi is :)
Those are some great action shots! You must have a good zoom lens. Anything nesting nearby now? Putting my birdfeeders back up is on my list but I keep forgetting to do it!
So beautiful Naomi! What a pleasure and joy to have participated in this and from your wonderful, fabulous, tree house in the hills.
"your" euphorbia trees are just beginning to leaf out here. It's a kick for me to go to neighbors houses and see the "babies" also growing so big and strong.. Enjoy your day and feel blessed in your beautiful tree house... Hopefully we'll have a nest to observe this Springtime of 2012..
I love photograph 2 and 3. How amazing to capture these birds. Reminds me of the film I enjoyed recently "The Big Year". If you haven't seen it, you should. So were you up a tree yourself with a camera? :D
PS - Naomi, have you heard of the movie, "Local Color?" I saw the trailer for it on YouTube and thought you might be interested (if you haven't seen it already):
how incredibly wonderful to have such a vista from your home - all of nature in its purest sense - and these magnificent birds to follow! how wonderful for you - and for all of us who benefit so from your generosity and thoughtfulness - hope all is well with you, dear lady - my own world still runs rampant with reality distractions but i'm working constantly to narrow them all down and be done with them and back to more fun and games so to speak - in the meantime - so lovely to drop by your place - hugs -
Awe-inspiring pictures! Post all the old ones you own -- you have a lot of new readers like me!
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