In the raptor eye

It was so long ago, I almost forgot about the shots. In January, we went with friends to photograph birds in the Lake Macbride Raptor Center. I posted only few favorite shots from the bird blind, swarming with birds, squirrels and deer at this time of the year. But part of the Raptor Center is also care for hurt raptors, like this red-tailed hawk. I really liked how the light was making the bird stand out from the simplicity of his cage, and lit his eye just to add interest to the scene.

Red-tailed hawk in Lake Macbride Raptor Center, Iowa