Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Spied By Cooper's Hawk

12 comments:

Pat and Bruce Caspersonn said...

It's about time that you turned up, Mr.Nikon. I was just about to organize a search party.
Nice bird photo, I think you used one of your fancy lens.
Bruce.

Stephen Baird said...

bruce,
thanks for that search party jesture. i did fall once today while chasing photos all across southern wisconsin. i was on a steep incline in about 12" (30cm) of snow. the boots i was wearing did not have much tread. my wife kept telling me before i got out the car that i didn't want to fall today. i kept saying, that's right dear, i don't want to fall today. well, it was a short fall, nothing like my usual. no damage to the equipment and that's usually all i care about.
nikonsniper steve

Sam and Lisa said...

What a stunning bird and Superb photography as always. I know all about falling, I fell 10 feet into a gully last year whilst out photographing Gannets. I did £1500 worth of damage to the camera and kit and I was bruised and battered. Had hell from the wife.

Patrina said...

Youbest listen to your wife - dear! Gald you wern't hurt too bad. And you managed to save the camera.

I love this photo enlarged. So clear and beautiful. I've seen siteings of these before too - right in my front yard. It's always so awesome to see one of the hawks. I had a red shouldered hawk in my backyard here this summer.

Happy Valentines Day to uyou and your wife!

Patrina <")>><

Jamie said...

What a grand fellow!! Perfect shot. Glad to hear you are ok. Be careful Steve. I fell in the snow this week myself while practicing my focus. Glad the Sniper wasn't around to catch that! LOL!! Love, Jamie

Gallow said...

This photos in stunning. Very clear, and great colors. I like the colors of the eyes. I've never seen that type of hawk around here.

Ellen said...

What lovely sky! What exquisite bird! Wonderful picture!

Sylvia said...

Amazing. Such a beautiful and clever bird. I would feel like a rabbit. Happy Valentine's day.

sherri said...

I've been looking through your amazing photos and trying to learn a thing a or two. So much to learn! Beautiful work.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Great photo! But I dislike those birds.

It's the way of nature. I know. I know.

I still don't like 'em.

Grrrrrrrrrr...

kathrin said...

all wonderful your pics, allways I love them !!! Kathrin

Kelly said...

...fantastic capture!! You caught that gorgeous red eye so well.