2014—Red Tail

It was a gorgeous day at the Golden Gate National Recreation Area Tuesday. The Point Bonita Lighthouse, our original destination, was closed so we wandered among the concrete bunkers that once housed gigantic guns defending the San Francisco Bay. As we stood atop one of the bunkers, we noticed a banded, red tail hawk, kiting above us in the stiff wind. The hawk was virtually still and only about 20 feet above us for almost 2 minutes. Of course I didn’t stop to consider my exposure and immediately started triggering the shutter. The bird was backlit at midday and every shot was underexposed. Thankfully, Lightroom allowed me to recover a few of the shots. I had my 70-200mm lens on the D7100.

Day 175-107