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Apr 6, 2021 21:51:18   #
bluezzzzz Loc: Stamping Ground, KY
 
This Cooper's Hawk showed up about a week ago in our backyard, and has made an appearance nearly daily since then.

He usually hangs around for a half hour or so, then flies off back into the woods. Things get real quiet while he's around.

So far we haven't seen him be successful and carry any off, but he has made a pass or two at an inattentive feeder bird.


CoopersHawk06Apr2021_181web by Marshall Smith, on Flickr


Marshall

Apr 6, 2021 22:21:01   #
JoAnneK01 Loc: Lahaina, Hawaii
 
Great shot Marshall. Love the bokeh. Mahalo for sharing.

Apr 6, 2021 22:27:51   #
SnappyHappy Loc: Rome, Jawja
 
Very nice photo Marshall

 
 
Apr 6, 2021 22:36:11   #
Soul Dr. Loc: Beautiful Shenandoah Valley
 
Great capture of a beautiful raptor. The background bokeh really sets him off.
He has to eat too.

will

Apr 6, 2021 22:39:05   #
rockdog Loc: Berkeley, Ca.
 
bluezzzzz wrote:
This Cooper's Hawk showed up about a week ago in our backyard, and has made an appearance nearly daily since then.

He usually hangs around for a half hour or so, then flies off back into the woods. Things get real quiet while he's around.

So far we haven't seen him be successful and carry any off, but he has made a pass or two at an inattentive feeder bird.


CoopersHawk06Apr2021_181web by Marshall Smith, on Flickr


Marshall
This Cooper's Hawk showed up about a week ago in o... (show quote)


Beautiful photo!

Apr 6, 2021 23:31:40   #
jdtonkinson Loc: Green Valley, AZ
 
Great photo

Apr 7, 2021 05:21:43   #
J-SPEIGHT Loc: Akron, Ohio
 
bluezzzzz wrote:
This Cooper's Hawk showed up about a week ago in our backyard, and has made an appearance nearly daily since then.

He usually hangs around for a half hour or so, then flies off back into the woods. Things get real quiet while he's around.

So far we haven't seen him be successful and carry any off, but he has made a pass or two at an inattentive feeder bird.


CoopersHawk06Apr2021_181web by Marshall Smith, on Flickr


Marshall
This Cooper's Hawk showed up about a week ago in o... (show quote)


Nice shot Marshall

 
 
Apr 7, 2021 08:43:53   #
nimbushopper Loc: Tampa, FL
 
Great, sharp photo!

Apr 7, 2021 09:31:05   #
Cwilson341 Loc: Central Florida
 
It is certainly a beautiful hawk and an excellent photo.

Apr 7, 2021 09:35:44   #
RoswellAlien
 
Have a few and they are definitely opportunistic.

Apr 7, 2021 09:55:10   #
kvanhook Loc: Oriental, NC
 
Super shot. Could not be improved upon.

 
 
Apr 7, 2021 10:25:50   #
bluezzzzz Loc: Stamping Ground, KY
 
Thanks, all! I was satisfied the way it turned out.

Especially since just a few days before I had taken more than a hundred frames from the exact same vantage point and NONE were acceptably sharp when I looked at them on the computer. Same open window, same beanbag, same camera, with similar settings. Very disappointing!

That day was sunnier and warmer, and the best I can come up with is heat haze caused by air turbulence coming up from the wood deck below the second floor window where I was shooting from.

Beware the dreaded heat haze!


Marshall

Apr 7, 2021 11:26:03   #
kpmac Loc: Ragley, La
 
Great shot. I have been surprised to not see a hawk at my feeder.

Apr 7, 2021 11:43:12   #
JeffDavidson Loc: Originally Detroit Now Los Angeles
 
Well done.

Apr 7, 2021 13:45:24   #
Hereford Loc: Palm Coast, FL
 
That is a great shot.

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