NW Birds - Ken Pitts

Northern Harrier takes flight

This was the third shot of the take-off sequence of three that were in focus. My favorite thing about this picture is seeing the droplets from the wet morning sit session being flung upward on its powerful take-off.

Northern HarrierCircus cyaneusSteigerwaldSteigerwald NWRflight shotbirds in flightColumbia RiverSteigerwald Lakebird photographypredatorhawkraptorWashingtonClark CountyWashougalbokehgreat bokehmarsh hawkNikon D500Nikon 200 to 500 mm lensKen Pitts