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Cold Corpulent Harris Hawk

Cold Corpulent Harris Hawk

Quotation MarksCold corpulent, you ask? Why yes, that is my new term for the avian response to algid conditions causing them to appear, shall we say, avoirdupois. This normally sleek Harris Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus) is nearly three times her normal amplitude because of the plethora of air trapped amidst the fibrils of her down feathers, and insulated by her contour feathers. If only our own “abridgement” were as effortless as a bit of deflation.

—A. deLeeuw

Arizona, U.S. | 1/500 | F9 | ISO 250 | 220mm

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Written on October 9th, 2014 , 5th Day Photography, Birds, Latest Tweets

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