Thursday, March 13, 2008

Sky Watch Friday ~ Hawk

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Enjoy the beautiful sky pictures of the other bloggers.
Silent Noon
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Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828–1882)
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YOUR hands lie open in the long, fresh grass,— The finger-points look through like rosy blooms: Your eyes smile peace. The pasture gleams and glooms ’Neath billowing skies that scatter and amass. All round our nest, far as the eye can pass, Are golden kingcup-fields with silver edge Where the cow-parsley skirts the hawthorn hedge. ’Tis visible silence, still as the hour-glass. Deep in the sun-searched growths the dragon-fly Hangs like a blue thread loosened from the sky,— So this wing’d hour is dropped to us from above. Oh! clasp we to our hearts, for deathless dower, This close-companioned inarticulate hour When twofold silence was the song of love
Look at @ 2 O'Clock and you will see a Red tailed Hawk…
Click on the picture to enlarge.

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Interesting Facts:

The raspy cry of the Red-tailed Hawk is typically used in movies to represent any

eagle or hawk anywhere in the world.

A Red-tailed Hawk can spot a mouse from a height of 100 feet.

Males and females perform a courtship ritual in which they dive and roll in the

sky. They will even lock talons and fall together a distance before splitting apart.

41 comments:

Andrea said...

Pretty sky and nice poem

SandyCarlson said...

I would love to see a pair of hawks getting acquainted in the sky. Must be really something.

Great photo.

Carletta said...

What a wonderful "capture"!

Paulie said...

The hawk was neat but when I made the photo bigger, the clouds looked like they had jumped into the pile of clouds and now are splashing above them as if it were a pool of water.

Pernille's ting og tang said...

A nice shot and a nice poem!
Have a nice weekend:)

Lilli & Nevada said...

Beautiful and the hawk is beautiful

Old Wom Tigley said...

Hello D
Great poem, Great Sky Watch Picture and a great Hawk capture to... I will read up on this hawk over the weekend.. Raptors are my favourite birds..

Catch up again soon
Tom :O)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I DID see the hawk. ;-) Nice photo!

Daniel J Santos said...

beautiful image, excellent post.

oldmanlincoln said...

This is a nice photograph.

quintarantino said...

A very well chosen poem.
As for the photo, yes the red tailed hawk is there and it makes it quite amazing looking into this lovely photo.

Kerri said...

How neat! You and I are on the same "wavelength" this week...I posted what I think is a Hawk also!
I have no idea what type.

LOVELY SHOT!

Daryl E said...

Just wonderful ..

'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes'NL said...

Hey Deemon,
I would love some blue sky here in Holland too, so thanks for showing this wonderfull sky and for your visit at my blog,

Have great SKYWATCH Friday and weekend with greetings JoAnn

Marie said...

I can see the hawk! Nice :)

ellen b. said...

Wonderful catch of the Hawk in this photo. I really enjoyed reading the poem and facts, too.
Have a marvelous weekend...

LUIZ SANTILLI JR. said...

Trees and Sky, always a perfect composition!

Luiz

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

That's a beautiful photo and you captured the bird in flight nicely!! And to answer your question in my blog, yes I am an avid fly fisher person...
I have a blog for fly fishing here...Fishing Fiesta I have now noticed the ice coming off so I'm excited!
Have a good weekend!
The Rocky Mountain Retreat

Carole said...

Great shot! I love the cry of the red tailed hawk. :)

Carol said...

Wonderful shot!
Thanks for visiting With Images and for your comment on my poem.

Carol said...

P.S.: I also liked your poem...

Lyn said...

i love the clouds behind the tree great shot!

Randi said...

This was a wonderfully shot...i like the poem.:)

Sonia said...

Great photo and nice poem, too!

Small City Scenes said...

Great shot. I always like capturing birds. Raptors are a favorite of mine. MB

Berit said...

Lovley!!!
Have a nice weekend.

Craver Vii said...

The picture is very nice of course (hawks are way cool), but I especially like the brain power here... the poem, the factoids. All in all, a very nice post!

Angie said...

A great shot!

leslie said...

This is stunning...I'm breathless with the beauty here. :D

Dewdrop said...

I love that you caught the hawk, and with the contrast of the rich blue sky... wonderful shot.

the teach said...

A beautiful photograph complemented by Rossetti's poem. Thanks a lot, Deemom! And thanks for visiting me!

Sharon said...

Great catch! The photo is lovely and I enjoyed reading the info as well! Thanks.

happyone said...

I always like sky picture looking througth the trees. Very Pretty.

Meggie said...

Thanks for pointing out the hawk...gret capture!

Napaboaniya said...

Nice! Thanks for pointing out there's a hawk in the picture. Extremely great eye sight of a hawk at 100 feet.

My skywatch @ Napaboaniya APAD

Misty Dawn said...

Yes, and a red-tailed hawk can spot Misty coming from 100 miles away too... oh sorry, if you knew of my frustrations in trying to get a hawk photo, you'd understand. When I don't have my camera, they sit on a fence post right by the road and 'smile' at me... when I have my camera - no way ;-)

I truly hope you have a fantastic weekend!

Lynette said...

Wow! What a great photo.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Hi again Dee
I called back to read up and follow up on the Red Tail.. What a beauty.. I also found a sound file as well http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/audio/Red-tailed_Hawk.html

I enjoyed the second vist.. I was rushing a tad yesterday with Sky Watch.. I enjoyed the day though.
I even forgot to dedicate my Mandarin Ducks to you as well... so I'm very sorry for that as well. I have put a link on now to your Wood Ducks...
Have a great weekend with your loved ones...
Tom

Texel in vogelvlucht. Gerard said...

A nice shot. I have never seen a Red taild Hawk. The dont live here.

DeeMom said...

Thank you all that left a comment…
It sure is enjoyable seeing others pictures…

Gotta love comments like Carletta said...
What a wonderful "capture"!
I so love PUNS…
Also comments that had not occurred to me like:
Paulie said...
the clouds looked like they had jumped into the pile of clouds and now are splashing above them as if it were a pool of water.
Gotta love Kerri saying
How neat! You and I are on the same "wavelength" this week...
Also I found a fellow Fisherwoman here: Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...
…yes I am an avid fly fisher person...
I have a blog for fly fishing here...Fishing Fiesta I have now noticed the ice coming off so I'm excited!
How KEWL is that?
Felt sorry for Misty as the comment was: Misty Dawn said...
Yes, and a red-tailed hawk can spot Misty coming from 100 miles away too
For sure a concern I had not considered

Tom I had already seen that site you recommended…good one I think…
No worry about any dedication oh my PISH POSH… ;)


Bottom line everyone was too kind, some compliments made me blush.

granmal said...

Nice capture with the Hawk. Very pretty picture