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Red Shouldered Hawk

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief

Is this a very young’n! Actually, I thought, how earth did he get my hawk from my tree!


Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
So I looked back and it was in 2010 that I got a juvenile hawk, but which kind is it?


Today I’d want to try noise removal in the sky and editing it With Topaz Gigapixel AI and see the magic being done on the feathers and the hawks eye!

I wonder if the software recognizes a raptor eye and builds the new pixels from a raptor library orvit just works from only what is already there?


Doug Herr

Why do believe this is a juvenile hawk?

What I see is the tail bands of a Red-shouldered Hawk with the belly feather pattern of an adult.

This is an immature RSHA:

this is an adult RSHA:

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
Doug and Don,

I am so grateful for these red hawk pictures. I am learning so much from the generous sharing. For me a hawk coming into my neighbor hood was a rare happening.