07-01-2022 01:38 AM - edited 07-01-2022 01:42 AM
These guys are fierce. At about the size of a crow, they can maneuver amongst branches and dart between trees at lightning speed to catch their favorite prey, other birds. He wasn't successful catching the Great Crested Flycatcher fledgling he was after, but if you look, you can see a few feathers in his lower beak from the one that got away.
These were shot with the EOS R5 and RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1 L IS USM lens. 1/800th, f/7.1, ISO 640
07-01-2022 05:56 AM
Great captures Newton.
07-01-2022 08:13 AM
Nice photos with detail. We have a number of photos from a Cooper's hawk that stayed around our backyard. Lots of trees and a veritable buffet of wildlife.
07-06-2022 05:16 PM
I am particularly impressed by the first two and last one. Nice shooting!
07-06-2022 06:27 PM
Thank you, Trevor! I agree that the hawk lifting off isn't great. It was right on the edge of DOF and I wasn't tracking. I had to sharpen it to within an inch of it's life to make it presentable, to me anyway. My wife on the other hand thinks that a little motion blur sometimes adds to a photo, so this one didn't go to the trash bin... Just for her, LOL.
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