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20100322 247 Coopers Hawk SERIES.jpg
22-MAR-2010 Hank v/d Velde

20100322 247 Cooper's Hawk SERIES.jpg

Andrew Haydon Pk

Two Images of a Cooper's Hawk. Two of us were out shooting some Buffleheads and Scaup that were swimming in the open waters near a creek outlet into the Ottawa River. They were considerable distance from shore; hence, after taking a few quick shots we decided to try our luck elsewhere. Whilst walking back to our cars my friend spotted this Hawk sitting on a large rock, not more than 30 feet from us. It just sat there looking, alternately at us and at some Mallards swimming nearby. It finally decided to fly off when some Crows appeared on the scene.

Top Image: Full-frame shot.

Second Image: Crop of top image.

Nikon D300 ,Nikkor AF-S 500mm f/4G ED VR
1/400s f/6.7 at 850.0mm iso200 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Lamar Nix05-Apr-2010 15:08
Very nice capture!V
Guest 29-Mar-2010 18:32
WOW! Incredible shot, great pose and detail. V
larose forest photos27-Mar-2010 03:51
Stunning!! V
January Grey26-Mar-2010 03:46
Outstanding, Hank! Wonderful detail, light & eye contact!
golfpic26-Mar-2010 02:40
Nice shot on that roack. We watched one dining on a fresh kill. With stealthy approach managed to get quite close.
Robert D. McAlpine26-Mar-2010 00:14
Great find, Hank! Beautiful portraits.
Stan Wojick25-Mar-2010 20:28
Congrats Hank you really nailed this one.
Colin Storey25-Mar-2010 20:28
Fantrastic images of this hawk.
slhoornstra25-Mar-2010 17:40
Another stunning capture, great work!! V
sandy barbour25-Mar-2010 15:47
Wow, fantastic images Hank! Such excellent details and so sharp! V
bill friedlander25-Mar-2010 15:36
Fantastic details and an intense expression. Those eyes are like magnets. V
Ali Majdfar25-Mar-2010 15:26
Superb capture! ~V
Enny25-Mar-2010 14:40
beautiful and great colours.
Vince25-Mar-2010 14:04
Wow! those eyes. Fantastic shot. Excellent details. Vote.
Dennis25-Mar-2010 12:46
Great find and capture Hank...lucky you.
Cheers !
Joanne Kamo25-Mar-2010 12:26
Wow! That's an amazing pose for you..Awesome image!
Nora van Beek25-Mar-2010 10:14
What a great catch! Excellent images - super sharp and every detail so crisp. BV!
Ton, Ben & Rob Nagtegaal25-Mar-2010 09:06
Wat een prachtige foto's van deze Havik.!!
Giancarlo Guzzardi25-Mar-2010 08:22
fantastic capture, very detailed images
Betty Vlasiu25-Mar-2010 06:05
Such a lovely portrait. Sharp, good expression, and perfect DOF.
Peter Stahl25-Mar-2010 05:58
Your lucky day. Awesome capture of him, you gotta love them eyes.. >-)
Dominic Cantin25-Mar-2010 04:36
A very nice encounter with a lots of details 8) Congrats Hank !

Dom :)
Carol Breton25-Mar-2010 04:34
Mesmerizing eyes on this one Hank. Fantastic shot and that close up is superb! ~
Bryan Murahashi25-Mar-2010 04:24
An excellent and sharp capture.
hge5425-Mar-2010 03:21
The best Cooper's Hawk shots I have seen. The eyes just burn into you.
Yiannis Pavlis25-Mar-2010 03:19
Excellent detail and light Hank.
Yi Feng25-Mar-2010 02:54
Absolutely beautiful, Hank! What a beauty!
Ghislaine et Réal Boulet25-Mar-2010 02:31
Excellent shots, very impressives details
Michel Jasmin25-Mar-2010 02:30
2 great shots of a beautiful bird
Brad Claypole25-Mar-2010 02:28
Great Shot Hank BV
Janet Forjan-Freedman25-Mar-2010 01:31
You certainly caught the attention of this hawk! I especially like the detail revealed in the portrait crop!
Robert Houde25-Mar-2010 01:19
Great shot, excellent.
Bill McMullen25-Mar-2010 00:21
EXCELLENT shot, Hank. V.
lou_rozensteins25-Mar-2010 00:21
Both are excellent shots. The details are excellent. Well done.
Jean D25-Mar-2010 00:07
Superb catch with top caliber detail, Hank!
Lieve Snellings25-Mar-2010 00:07
so beautiful, and makes me smile... V
jean-yves chamberland25-Mar-2010 00:00
superb sharp images Hank!
Tom Munson24-Mar-2010 23:54
Fantastic image, Hank! This is a beautiful bird!
Jim Coffman24-Mar-2010 23:51
Fantastic captures,Hank.Amazing clarity!
Penny B24-Mar-2010 23:12
Wonderful image Hank. Such an intense stare.
Gillian24-Mar-2010 23:04
Gorgeous shots! I just love those intense red eyes.
Jean Chiasson24-Mar-2010 22:59
Great capture love the eye contact Hank
Ted Busby24-Mar-2010 22:36
Fantastic opportunity...And you took advantage to produce an exceptional image..
Stephanie24-Mar-2010 22:30
WOW! These are incredible shots Hank!!! Such sharp detail and piercing eyes! BV
reflectionsofnature24-Mar-2010 22:18
Really nice pose on the rock! I think this might be the same Cooper's I met there last year. He allowed a very close approach like this.
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