Mine Country Autumn and a Hawk

Another beautiful morning prompted me to get out in the great outdoors! My usual trailhead is under construction which I found a bit depressing, and almost abandoned my outing because of it… But I decided to move on and find another place to hike. I really don’t enjoy hiking the groomed park of the

Red-tailed Hawk

Goldfield historic mines, but it was something to do and the images sell once in a while. I decided on my 24-105L lens with polarizer attached for the hike again. This probably turned out to be not such a great choice as the best images were distant shots of the head frames which isn’t the best application for the wide angle.

Turns out there was a chain link fence that I couldn’t see that found itself in almost every image, something that might not have happened had I used my trusty 70-200 F4L. The lens would have done the cropping for me instead of having to do it in post. Unfortunately I didn’t see the fence until I brought up the images in Photoshop so I guess what’s done is done.

The hawk was waiting for me at the trailhead so I still had my big 400mm birding lens for this capture 🙂 Unfortunately this is the only good image of  the raptor as he flew off in the wrong direction shortly after this capture.

Well anyway, hope you all enjoy a few more images of mine country in autumn!




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Elk Herd on a Beautiful Rocky Mountain Evening

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Coyote on the Hunt

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