I have always been especially fond of the raptors. We saw a nesting pair on Biloxi Bay in Mississippi when we were living there, and spent several hours watching them, photographing them. This is a small portrait, and I am afraid that the eye isn't quite right...the light was at an odd angle and that messes up what you see...and what you THINK you see! Sometimes it is better to go with artist intuition than to draw exactly! I have to work on my intuition and creative choices. I could have done so many different things here to make it work!