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Friday, April 16, 2010

A Moment in Time...

Red-Tailed Hawk
(Buteo jamaicensis)

"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately,
to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could
not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die,
discover that I had not lived."
-Henry David Thoreau

"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.
The winds will blow their own freshness into you,
and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves."
-John Muir

"Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves
of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.
There is symbolic as well as actual beauty in the migration of the birds,
the ebb and flow of the tides, the folded bud ready for the spring.
There is something infinitely healing in the repeated
refrains of nature - the assurance that dawn comes after night,
and spring after the winter."
-Rachel Carson:

This post is the result of being in the right
place at the right time. I took several
shots over a couple of minutes and then
it was over leaving an empty, blue sky.
And, did you notice blue sky and no snow.


JoLynne Lyon said...

Wow. those are some great shots of a creature that is beautiful, and anything but cuddly. You captured him well.

Zuzana said...

Beautiful images and narrative. The detail in the photographs is amazing.

KaHolly said...

There's so much to be said for being in the right place at the right time, AND having your camera at the ready. These are amazing shots. I love the picture in your header, too. Just beautiful! ~karen

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Having just spent many hours at our local Hawk Watch,I can appreciate the beauty of these pictures even more.

Krista said...

AMAZING! What a beautiful creature that we are lucky enough to see through your photography!

holdingmoments said...

Dale, these are superb. An awesome sight to see, riding the air.

jeannette said...

I can tell you had some practice at this - incredible angles and sharpness!