Suburban Hunter

December 06, 2016  •  9 Comments


My kitchen is on the back of the house and the door that goes out to the patio has full length glass. Late one evening I happened to look out the door and saw this juvenile Cooper's Hawk sitting on the neighbor's fence. It just so happened my camera was on the kitchen table. I quickly grabbed it and because of the Venetian blinds on the door I had to lay on my belly on the kitchen floor to shoot through the eight inches of glass below the blinds. I keep the blinds raised a bit so the cats can look out the door. It was late and cloudy and had been raining so the light was awful, but I got exactly three photos before the hawk took off.


Cooper's Hawk1/160 sec. f/5.6 ISO 2500


Cooper's Hawk1/160 sec. f/5.6 ISO 2500


Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday



Ida P. Krause(non-registered)
The things we do for a great photo. These are wonderful. What a great looking bird.
LOL... I wish I could have been there to watch you take these photos. You went to some extra hassle but it was worth it.
He's a handsome fellow, and your photos are wonderful, and well worth getting down on the floor to take them.
Eden Hills(non-registered)
Very impressive!
excellent belly images. He's a handsome fellow.
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