I know it’s dangerous to title a post “Birds From Behind” during “Bird Love Week” but I have to admit… it’s kind of the point. I’m getting swept up and unduly influenced by duck anatomy and countless pictures of avian copulation. But in all seriousness, this post is actually about those moments that seem to get away… but don’t. Just because a bird passes you by doesn’t mean you lose the shot. Some lovely things can happen when you take [photos of] birds from behind.
Red-Shouldered Hawk from behind.
Red-tailed Hawk with dinner and a salad from behind.
Red-tailed Hawk from behind-ish, more from the side.
I’d like to take a quick moment to address all the San Francisco Bay Area readers of 10,000 Birds. If you are interested in volunteering for a long-standing, well respected, non-profit, raptor relevant organization that has both Hawk Watching and Banding programs, visit the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory’s volunteer page HERE. The meetings for new volunteers happen next week!
Everyday Sunshine will be back in a couple of weeks to celebrate the beauty in the commonplace… thanks for tuning in.
i love birds and your photos are amazing!!!!
Walter, thank you so much for these photos. Every time, your beautiful birds grab me and put me in the moment with each of them.
Is it me, or is it getting a ‘lil hot in here? haha…great pics!
Your photos are a great way to get the word out about GGRO. Thanks.
I don’t even know what to say about your photos anymore Walter. I love the appearance of the talons in the owl, that is a very unique photo. And Sutro Baths? Talk about a a background.
I think I like the tern the best though.
Thanks for all the wonderful responses. I’m so glad to be able to share these images with a wider audience and to be a part of the multi-talented crew at 10,000 Birds.
@Felonius – Thanks, I like the tern too. The light made the primaries so sculptural. It always pays to keep shooting even when the bird turns its back. Sometimes I get lucky… often I get lucky. And the owl, I had no idea the talons formed stars.