Red-shouldered Hawk

This juvenile was sitting on a branch right outside the window. My husband was able to get a few shots through the window, but the hawk flew off when he opened it. Being obsessed with using this watercolor technique now, I had to play around with the photo.


Here’s the original photo. I also removed the branch from in front of the hawk.

Linking to
Camera Critters
The BIRD D’pot


30 Comments on “Red-shouldered Hawk”

  1. TexWisGirl says:

    i’ve noticed you’re kind of ‘stuck’ on watercolor right now! 🙂

  2. It’s a wonderful obsession, Pat. Lovely work! It must have been cool seeing one so close to home.

  3. Jim says:

    I am happy you have this obsession Pat! Now tell me, you DO live in a bird sanctuary, correct? lol

  4. Awesome capture. I have one hanging around in the backyard. Love your watercolor effect! How are you doing it?

  5. Nancy says:

    He looks rather chubby. 🙂

  6. Misty Dawn says:

    Awesome! Hawks are such gorgeous birds!

  7. ladyfi says:

    The first is artistic and the second one just lovely!

  8. Shannon W. says:

    I love what you did to the photos. It is one fun obsession to have.

  9. Tricia says:

    Check out those claws & you know they’re super sharp! Great capture =)

  10. Riet says:

    What a beautiful bird and I like the watercolor.

  11. auragem1 says:

    Your treatment of this photo is splendid! Quite haunting and dramatic image of the hawk!

  12. yogi says:

    Very Good photo and post processing.

  13. Eileen says:

    Cool hawk sighting! It is neat how you can remove the branch. Both images are wonderful! Have a great weekend

  14. Such a beautiful specimen Pat. Thanks for posting the actual photo too! xo, Margie

  15. Kathy says:

    Both versions are great portraits.

  16. huldrasi says:

    Lovelly pictures of a pretty bird. I like the watercolour style 🙂

  17. Hanne Bente says:

    Very nice pictures.
    Hanne Bente.

  18. The effect and editing are great!! Very talented work. Both images are super.

    Thanks for linking up at the Bird D’Pot this weekend. Have a great week ahead.

  19. katerchen says:

    wieder so toll gestaltet..

    LG vom katerchen dem das sehr gefällt

  20. SichtBar says:

    Lucky you to get this beautiful bird so close to your lense. It´s a great shot. ANd also a great post processing!

  21. Boom & Gary says:

    Great capture!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  22. love both versions of the shot. I think the birds pattern is somewhat unusual. Right?

  23. Lisa Gordon says:

    Beautiful edit, Pat.
    A truly magnificent creature.

  24. Teresa says:

    Great shot! I love both versions.

  25. Kerri says:

    This just answered my last question. I would LOVE to know the program you are using to make these into watercolors! I absolutely adore these!

  26. Marie-AZ says:

    He’s gorgeous! I love the treatment shot, too, but in both he’s such a handsome bird!

  27. Anne Payne says:

    Beautiful hawk! I am enjoying your obsession but I’m glad you showed the original too.

  28. wow! these are beautiful – the images itself but the processing is great, as well.

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