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Breakfast is Over!

Posted by
Elaine Hancock (Olney, United States) on 31 January 2013 in Animal & Insect.

Or just beginning....the hawk appeared and the birdfeeder quickly became deserted. I think this is a Cooper's Hawk. I was in a rush (as usual) to get a picture of the hawk so I moved a little too much.

"There are moments when time stands still. You hope it will wait for you."
Dorothea Lange

© Copyright 2020 Elaine Hancock, All Rights Reserved

marceline from tournai, Belgium

quelle beau spécimen ! bravo à toi..

31 Jan 2013 7:44am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Superb capture and so close to home too

31 Jan 2013 7:57am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Lucky to get a hawk in the garden.

31 Jan 2013 7:58am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Beautiful Hawk with bright alert eyes!

31 Jan 2013 9:18am

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Superbe ce rapace!!!

31 Jan 2013 10:22am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Yes always an exciting situation

31 Jan 2013 11:08am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

superbe prédateur !!!! magnifique !
pour le flou de bougé, il aurait fallu fermer un peu moins le diaphragme pour récuperer de la vitesse...1/30 de sec. c'est beaucoup trop lent pour une prise à main levée.. :)

31 Jan 2013 11:44am

@Lougris: Thank you! I appreciate your feedback. I will remember that!

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Still a nice shot despite the bit of blur. These hawks are always exciting to see . . . well, except for the little birds around the bird feeder.

31 Jan 2013 12:08pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Fine capture !

31 Jan 2013 12:34pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

beautiful bird

31 Jan 2013 12:58pm

Tracy from Charlotte, United States

Wow! What a gorgeous creature he is! Great capture!

31 Jan 2013 1:34pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Oh love his expression! What a haughty fellow!:-) Wonderful capture!

31 Jan 2013 2:13pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

We have had that experience too. A hawk will come around and the poor little birds are gone in a flash. We have even had them crash into our window trying to get away. I have had no luck getting a shot of him. Nice one.

31 Jan 2013 4:10pm

Don from Spokane, United States

The capture still looks very good. I would like to have seen the departing birds.

31 Jan 2013 4:31pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Gorgeous portrait....:-)

31 Jan 2013 4:37pm

destani from mashhad, Iran

Beautiful portrait !

31 Jan 2013 5:06pm

hojjat from minoodasht, Iran

Very nice
Higher frame

31 Jan 2013 5:17pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

quel rapace avec son bec crochu et l'oeil vif.

31 Jan 2013 5:30pm

tataray from france, France

Excellent ... magnifique.)

31 Jan 2013 5:35pm

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

He has such presence! Impressive shot!

31 Jan 2013 5:51pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

A very handsome hawk! I like the bit of yellow on his beak! I think it is a great capture.

31 Jan 2013 7:22pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A beautiful looking specimen Elaine! However I don't think he has bird seed in mind! ;-)

31 Jan 2013 7:35pm

yo from Ile de France, France

Belle prise tout de même : l'accent est mis sur le bec crochu et l'oeil perçant... :)

31 Jan 2013 8:08pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

A really impressive bird of pray

31 Jan 2013 9:26pm

Shar from Pilot Butte near Regina, SK, Canada

I, too, get excited when nature provides a photo op that I feel won't last long!
You did good!

31 Jan 2013 9:35pm

Gary from The Southwest Deserts, United States

Magnificent, Elaine. Well, at least that takes care of your pesky woodpeckers for a little while. Nice catch.

31 Jan 2013 9:53pm

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

Superb capture with a lot of intensity.

31 Jan 2013 10:21pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Beautiful hawk and a nice variety of birds at your feeder!

1 Feb 2013 12:50am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A regal pose that you got out of this hawk! I love its intense stare. Despite your movement, the detail is quite good, particularly from 450mm away.

1 Feb 2013 12:53am

Tony from United Kingdom

Very nice portrait...and amazing that you have birds like these in your garden !!

1 Feb 2013 12:59am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Terrific shot, you are so lucky to get such a diverse selection of wildlife in the garden.

1 Feb 2013 10:53am

Florence from Paris, France

Fantastic shot indeed Elaine, of a wonderful and fascinating creature.

1 Feb 2013 6:47pm