You're welcome Art! Oh Yeah... I had a red tail do the same with a mallard hen a few years ago, but he was to far off for a good close up shot like yours! It's neat what we get to see when out an about in the wilds!
For sure George, when I was watching the snowy a few days ago a little mink popped up about 2 feet from me from under some rocks,,,lol,,,looked at me and went about his biz,,hehe,,I had to wait till he got farther away from me for a photo,,,lol
You are very welcome!! I just recently took the time to actually photograph all the birds and wildlife I see here at college and WOW I cannot believe how diverse it is! And with this amazing photograph you're giving me hope that I'll defiantly be seeing more!
I really do love exploring and I cannot wait to be able to get out there more! And it defiantly has had a big influence on me! Your photography is so amazing and I would hope one day I could be able to see those special moments like you have!!