Man, that is cold!
Inquiring minds want to know
And, having done all, stand
What the heck is that?
Snow is amazing in it's ability to soften shadows. It is like a giant soft box. A soft box is used in a studio setting by professional photographers to create shadowless images of products. In the field, you take what you can get. This hawk was maybe fifty to hundred feet in the air and the snow still cast a shadowless reflection onto it's underside. I did almost nothing to this photo straight from the camera.
That's it. Five recent photos. It seems so long ago that we were dealing with the ice and snow. It is hard to believe it was just last week.