Sunday, October 11, 2009

Vive la carnivores!

I was sitting in the hot tub yesterday enjoying the cold 20° day and trying to get over my jet lag when I looked up into our Honey Locust tree to see this Accipiter enjoying dinner. I gracefully slunk from the tub, raced into the house and grabbed a 500m lens I have been trying out. It does not have image stabilization and even propping it up on deck railing only produced one shot that was in focus. About the time I took this shot, another bird was crying woefully from the tree, disturbing the hawk who quickly flew off.

More posts on this species: Cooper's Hawk

1 comment:

Jann said...

You paint an amusing picture of one of those 'quick, quick, quick get the camera, remember to breathe, hurry' moments! But what a gorgeous shot, nice!! It took me time to get used to my 300mm, I can imagine the heft the 500mm has, so an extra 'well done' to you!