Weekly Photo Challenge:Delicate

redtail secondary covertsFriends, these feathers look very delicate but for a hawk they are necessary attire.  This is the top of the wing of a redtailed hawk as seen at Hawk Ridge this fall, I am studying feathers and the molts.  There is a lot to learn but a research project keeps me entertained on a cold windy and rainy day.  The rain is melting all our snow and we are likely to have ice for Christmas instead of snow.  til Tomorrow MJ


About mjspringett

Nature Photographer, searching for questions and answers

Posted on December 15, 2012, in Birds, Nature, photography and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Very interesting pastime- sure beats embroidery I suppose.

  2. feathers have always been admired, so delicate …. hard to reconcile that they evolved from scales …. a beautiful photo marge )

  3. it’s the intincacy of these patterns in nature which make our world so beautiful – thanks for illustrating that which most of us miss

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