I don’t know if I was more shocked to see this Red-Tailed Hawk or a puddle of water in Quartzsite. Found this “beach scene” on a recent morning bike ride.
I did not do any overall processing to the photo, outside of adjusting levels. Instead, I used the paint brush tools to burn some of the Red Hawk Features and the Palo Verde branch pointing down at the Hawk, sharpened the bird, and cloned away a glaring white reflection from the background rock.
The only explanation I can give for why there is water in this wash is that there is some water towers close by… and I’m wondering if they leak.
The Red-Tailed Hawk feathers are sacred to some Native American Tribes.
I was torn as to which theme to use for this one… so I used two.