Please click to enlarge. Hawk landing!
Preparing to launch.
Launching. Note hawk in the back preparing to follow.
The joy of flight!
Responding to call and returning to glove.
Landing for Jim.
Coming home! Oh don’t you wish you could fly?
We are on the road now en route to a family mountain ski trip for the holidays. Today we found and got close to more wild red tails and a barn owl. Stay tuned for Pt. IV, the red tails flying close ……and maybe an owl or two!
Cheers to you from the road!
Can’t tell you how much I love these photographs. Look forward to them and can’t get enough. Just so amazingly beautiful.
You are just like I am about the raptors……can never get enough of them!
I’m so delighted you are sharing your gorgeous hawk pics!! They are magnificent creatures! I love them!! Hugz and Merry Christmas!!
Love you for loving them! Merry Christmas to you~
You’re having a magnificent time, Cindy, which is so so wonderful 🙂
These photos are stunning. So beautiful.
Your kindness is always most appreciated!
I can’t think of anything more perfect than raptors (except maybe felines). These photos are extraordinary!
I am so happy you share my love of raptors…….and felines!! Cheers to you & thanks~
These are great photographs. It requires a lot of skill to photograph those birds flying.
I have been practising……I got some decent ones of the hawks flying low over the holler that I am looking forward to posting!
Incredible photos! 😀
Very kind and appreciated! Thank you~
Simply stunning Cindy, Yours in unity through lateral love and spirit of care – safe travels – Nicola
Very kind and visa versa to you x 2! Thank you~
Beautiful images, Cindy. Have a great time with your family.
You too my friend! Happy holidays to you and cheers too!
And to the guy who hasn’t had time to answer a few blasted sand castle questions…he gets coal. Lot’s of it. I won’t give up. Busy season for him, but there’s a light ahead.
lol! He has the right to do things in his own time……I was thinking the questions might be intimidating and too formatted. Tell him when he feels like it, to just tell me what he would like people to know about sand castle art and artists!!!
Cindy, that first picture is phenomenal – I have never seen that position were the shoulders are hunched up like that. What an unusual and mesmerizing shot. He is already looking into the direction he wants to go in and his body is turning around…there is just something in that pose and the look of the eyes….words fail me.
I have some pics where the bird is flying but surrounded 360 degrees by it’s wings, it looks like a mystery creature. I debated posting but decided it was too unusual. It is amazing how quickly and amazingly they contort themselves during flight. Thank you for your kind words~
The more unusual, the better….:-)
Not much I can say that others have already said. Simply beautiful…
So happy you think so!
I’m loving these photos! I just keep hearing in my mind John Denver’s The Eagle and the Hawk. One of my all time favorites. (Not to mention, my ringtone)! Have a wonderful vacation and a very Merry Christmas!
That is a beautiful song! Merry Christimas to you and your family Linda!
Wow, what a fab series of posts! I’m looking forward to iV.
I couldn’t reply to your reply in the last post, so I will here.
I’ve only ever made myself 1 gown, and most my clothes are black, white and denim. “lol” 🙂 I’m so busy dressing everyone else there’s not a lot of time left for me!
As case of the cobblers children eh?? I hope you make one for yourself for a special occasion and post it with you in it! Happy Holidays Resa~
Awesome captures! so majestic 🙂
They are just that, majestic creatures!
Grazi Bette & Happy Holidays!
So awesome, Cindy!!!!!!! Spectacular pics and bird
So glad & keep on clicking!
These are fantastic, Cindy! Thanks for sharing.
Thank you for appreciating!
Wow! I have nothing more to say. –Curt
I love that word! Thanks~
And yet again…wow.
Awwww! So nice~
awesome photos! and yes, I can fly. in reality, and in my dreams! 🙂
My goodness you got some stunning photos of those beautiful birds. I thought the first one was great, but kept scrolling down and finding all the rest are just as beautiful.
Gracias mi amiga! Tu es muy amable y Feliz Navidad!
I saw those first photos and just knew this was coming “Oh don’t you wish you could fly?” I wouldn’t be surprised if you find a way to do just that with your beloved hawks!
Funnily enough the hawk guy does just that! He parasails with his hawks!
Oh really oh really! Then, you know what you have to do next!!!!!!
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You rock! Mil grazi~
Happy holidays sister 🙂
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More gorgeous hawks from the lens of Cindy!
So thrilled you like them!! Grazi!
Whoa! Big bird!
Yes & not on Sesame Street!
Truly amazing photographs! It’s really stunning how you capture these hawks in this and previous posts!
I am so happy you enjoyed by friend and cheers to you!
Amazing shot of a beautiful creature!
Fantastic post Cindy, keep them coming…
Next up Holler Hawks!
Looking forward to that. What a fantastic place you live
Wow. They are stunning shots
Truly appreciated Al!
You’re welcome Cindy 🙂
So Regal Looking.
I agree, always somewhat removed from us mere mortals!
Such a stunning series of photos! I felt like I was there watching… Thank you, Cindy!
Oh I wish you were!!!
Amazing creatures aren’t they!
I am learning more and more. I think I want to be hawk when I grow up, instead of a samurai
Incredible birds to get up close too! So glad you appreciated them!
Amazing experience and awesome photos!
It really was an incredible experience and they are incredible creatures, thank you!
Awesome photos…..you have such wonderful opportunities for great pictures….how long have you been a photographer?
Not very long at all. Only since I retired. I took over all the family photography when we retired. I only dabbled before that! I really do love it and am so pleased you like it to! Cheers to you~
I would like to thank you personally for being so sweet and supportive of me since I started this blog….you have become very special to me and I always looks for your blog posts and photos…your kindness is so appreciated…I hope that you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!
It is so easy to support good bloggers with good hearts! Merry Christmas back to you and yours!
Awesome post .Majestic bird.I saw few when l was in Kuwait,Its a grand sport back there.Have a joyous holidays.,and happy new year.jalal
Yes falconry is an ancient and still intensely pursued art form throughout the Middle East!
Incredible photos, Cindy
So happy you like them & cheers to you! I love your blog as well
So beautiful. Thank you!
Happiest of Holidays to you!
They are indeed beautiful. We have Red Tail Hawk here. I think I wrote about a close encounter with one in my yard. Thank you for all the great photos of these lovely birds.
I am so glad you enjoyed and I wish you the Happiest of Holidays my dear friend!
Great shots. The first one is such a unique perspective, love it. Beautiful bird too.
Merci & Happy Holidays to you!
The look in the eye in the first photo!
Amazing creatures aren’t they!
Stunning photos, Cindy.
I wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year
All the best,
Hanna the same to you x 2! Happiest of Holidays!
Merry Christmas to you and your family 🙂
Thank you for you blog Glenn and Happiest of Holidays to you!
So happy you think so & cheers to you!
WOW-SO MAJESTIC and you have some awesome photography skills!
You are an awesome friend!
Thank you and I hope you had an awesome Christmas!
Einfach super Fotos,ich wünsche dir einen schönen Weihnachtstag.Liebe Grüße und Freundschaft.Gislinde
Frohe Weihnachten und ein gluckliches neues Jahr
very kewl indeed!
raptors captivate me~
Make me want to have one as pet but I guess I that will not be an easy task.
Yes I want to research imprinting on hawks and see how it works…….
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I am awe struck… absolute brilliance in photography… National Geographics standards here…
Visa versa 2 U X 2!
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