About This Blog

I began this blog in 2011 in an attempt to improve my photography and showcase all of California's 58 counties. I didn't quite make all of the 58, I missed three and I will try to rectify that in the coming year. I'm not sure how much I improved my photography because I always seemed to be in a rush.
In 2012 I plan to take more time, perhaps not post every day (this is one thing I did accomplish in 2011). I also plan to expand beyond California and include images from other parts of Western United States. I will continue to include a map showing where I was when I took the picture. I will keep commentary to a minimum, long photo essays will continue to be at Martha's Musings.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Northern Harrier Flying Low

2/21/2011

San Mateo County

Where is this?  Cick the link for a map.

22 comments:

Gary said...

Nice capture!! There's always something about action shots. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Arija said...

Is skimming the ground like that allowed? It certainly contravenes mechanised flight regulations.
Great capture.

holdingmoments said...

Lovely shot Martha. He looks like a big one.

texwisgirl said...

Oh that's gorgeous! Great job getting that shot!

Pat Tillett said...

The is one amazing photo! It appears that he is looking for something to eat!

mick said...

That's a beautiful photo of the in-flight Harrier.

Andrew...aka theconstantwalker said...

A beautiful flight shot. Thanks for sharing.

Susan said...

What a fantastic shot! This is my first visit and I'm your newest follower!

joo said...

Superb photo!

Sondra said...

Excellent timing, this is wonderful!!

Hilke Breder said...

Great shot of a Northern Harrier! I have never gotten this close.

Barb said...

This one has his eyes on a prize!

Diane AZ said...

Incredible capture. All of the photos on this blog are breathtaking!

Springman said...

Talk about being in the moment! I haven't had the pleasure of seeing a Harrier. Your masterful in flight look is worth a thousand words. How did it happen?

Bill S. said...

Now that is a great shot of a harrier. You got it perfectly.

Martha Z said...

My harrier shot was pure serendipity. We stopped to photograph a lighthouse and had just gotten out of the car when I saw her hunting low at the edge of the parking area. Fortunately the camera was in my hand and had the 100-300IS mounted. I barely managed to get her in focus before she flew across the highway.

bailey-road.com said...

Great shot of the Harrier in action!

dreamfalcon said...

very cool photo - congratz!

Johnny Nutcase said...

Love watching Harriers. Nice flight shot!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Martha -- that is absolutely fantastic. I'm sorta' embarrassed about the photos I post on WBW, b/c I'm such an amateur (both birder and photographer). But I learn so much and see so many beautiful posts that I keep at it.

Yours is among the best of the best this week!

Gaelyn said...

Excellent capture!!!

Mike B. @ slugyard.com said...

Did it get its meal?

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