Enjoying a beautiful moment on a cool yet sunny spring day with my husband, two dogs and Gracie. I took a bunch of photos and here are the best of the bunch.

Pretty Girl

Pretty Girl

Gracie has such an intense stare with those golden eyes.

Beautiful Profile

I thought this shot had interesting angles and colors.

More intensity from a few steps back!

I'm continually in awe of her - just stunning!

This was a defensive stance to make herself look larger as our Golden Retriever approached.

A stately pose!

The sky is so blue here. I love the shadow under her wings and sun on her breast feathers

There's a turkey vulture (top right) that kept circling above us

Again - pooch coming a little too close!

Do you ever feel like you're being watched?

Yikes! It's more than a feeling!

Ok, think exit strategy...that tree looks good up there.

The film on her eyes is the nictitating membrane which protects their eyes when hunting, flying at fast speeds or feeding their chicks, keeping their most precious asset clean.

Can you feel any mice or squirrels in there? Falconers regularly check the keel feeling the musculature and level of fat on the bird.

  • Elle

    I am always amazed at your pictures. Your animals are majestic…all of them! These are beautiful pics and I loved the commentary…funny!!

    • falconerswife

      Thank you! It's hard to take a bad photo of her!!

  • http://thestyleprojects.blogspot.com sharde

    thats pretty awesome, I love all of the pictures! they are so great. :) found you through SITS today!

    • falconerswife

      Thanks for visiting! I'm going to hop on over and check out your blog!

  • Edith

    Awesome. Gives a little history …a day in the life…She certainly holds one’s attention!…..Edith

    • falconerswife

      yeah – I'm hoping to document her progress through her molt (as she loses her feathers and gets new ones). Should be interesting!!

  • http://www.whitecollargreensoul.com whitecollargreensoul

    These are incredible pictures – and such an amazing bird! I can't wait to read your blog; it looks incredibly interesting and different to what I'm used to.
    Thanks for visiting my blog today!
    – agata.

  • http://www.wrestlingwithretirement.com Eva Gallant

    Wow ! Your photos are amazing! I just stopped by from SITS to say hello; hope you find time to do the same.

  • http://myinnerchick.com kim sisto robinson

    ~~~absolutely majestic & magical.
    Love this.
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  • http://www.deborah-lawrenson.blogspot.com Deborah

    I'm in awe of your photographic talent. And wonderful subject too.

  • http://literallyinspired.blogspot.com Ginger

    Incredible photos!
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  • http://kristinabiog.blogspot.com kris10na

    It must be nice taking birds pictures.

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  • http://www.makinglemonadeblog.blogspot.com Carrie

    Amazing photos. I watch for hawks in our yard regularly; binoculars and camera in hand!

  • amyradish

    Interesting blog. Stopping in from #CommentHour!
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  • admin

    These photos are simply amazing!

  • solidgoldcreativity

    Gracie, so magnificent! Love the little vignette too.
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