Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Cooper's Hawk - 3

The Cooper's Hawk flew to the patio wall and waited.












Spotting prospective prey and preparing for takeoff:












It took off in a flash. My next photo was of a blank wall. He disappeared from my view, so I don't know if his hunt was successful.

7 comments:

Endment said...

I am in awe of this fantastic sequence of photos - Bravo

robin andrea said...

Cooper's Hawks are so hard to capture in flight. They move very quickly, and often, when I do have them in the viewfinder, they show up as a blur. This is such a beautiful sequence of photos, Pam.

Anonymous said...

That's a different bird from yesterday's.

Pam in Tucson said...

Endment - I was in awe of the bird. What beauty! What power!

robin andrea - I think the only way to capture flight is with video - they move so quickly. But I'm sticking to stills; they're complicated enough :)

anonymous - Nope. Same bird. It flew off the phone line and, to my great delight, alit on the wall about 10 feet away. Interesting how change of light and background can change the appearance of an object. I also zoomed out, hoping to capture the hawk when it took off, but - as I said - it was too quick for me.

synde said...

Pam- I ADORE your pictures of the Coopers hawk. I am made about birds of prey. You captured him beautifully! Absolutely beautiful..
hugs
Synde

LauraHinNJ said...

Great series of pics - thanks. It's nice to get good looks at these birds that are so often just zooooming by!

Mary said...

What stunning photos these are. Well done and thank you, Pam.