This week’s A-Z Archive Challenge is the letter “I.” As I was thinking about my recent photographs and some adjectives beginning with that letter, the word intense came to mind. Each time I photograph raptors, I’m just struck by their intensity. Even though the birds featured in the flight demonstrations at The Center for Birds of Prey in South Carolina are captive now due to past injuries, they never lose their wildness and keenness for life. In addition, being able to photograph them in such close proximity is an intense experience for me as well!
That IS a pretty fierce stare 🙂 I’d keep my hands away… Budgies bite – these things take your arm off 😉
LOL! Yes, that’s for sure. I had budgies and they could draw blood when annoyed. I’d hate to have this bird mad at me!
A preview!!! THANK YOU!!! Daughter Liz gave me the gift of a private tour at the SC Raptor Center for my 75th birthday! I will enjoy it the next time I am in Charlotte. We have been there previously as I adore birds….. particularly owls but hawks definitely are more INTENSE!
What a great gift. You will have so much fun! I LOVE this place!
Incredible photo, Tricia!
Thank you, Karen. This was the first time I’d seen a red-tailed hawk in the flight demonstration. She was a very cool bird!
Thank you! Your blog is wonderful!
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INTENSE eye contact, indeed,
good, that I’m not a mouse!
Seriously! No wonder these birds are such great hunters. They always seem to be on alert.
Excellent photo Tricia!!!
Thank you, David!
Definitely the perfect photo for intense! Stunning photograph 🙂
Thanks, Polly! I am enjoying these photo challenges for encouraging me to think about my photos in other ways.