Just when I was about ready to fall off the deep end of my inertia, I looked out the back window and saw this Cooper’s Hawk sitting in my redbud tree. So I guess there could be some advantage to cabin fever after all. Seeing as how I never get to see this character that my neighbor has often told me shows up every afternoon…
Too bad the pictures had to be taken through the back window and a screen, but the bird sat there long enough for me to grab the camera and the lens and even appeared to be yawning, probably from the cold more than boredom with the photo shoot.
Love that first shot of the Cooper’s, Lisa. Very, very nice. 🙂 Oh, heck, the others are pretty nice, to. 🙂
Thanks, and thanks to my fancier 70-300mm lens. But now I guess I have to invest in photoshop because it caught light reflecting on the screen and I have a few shots with a cross right in the middle of the hawk’s eye… Luckily I took enough other shots. He was yawning so much I was about to start shooting a movie but then he took off. I guess that was his limit. 🙂
Get Photoshop Elements. Much cheaper, just as good and very user friendly. Glad you bought that lens. It will definitely help you get more great shots.
Thanks for the good advice, Bob. I am a bit weary of software for the moment but I’ll probably invest soon… Yesterday I was buying more long underwear online. !
We saw a hawk today flying by with a victim in its beak. Too far away to guess what it was, though.
Hmm. I know they love doves but I think in this weather they’ll probably grab anything.
Actually I meant what the hawk was but we couldn’t tell about the songbird either. Once we saw a hawk eating a starling. They’re certainly plentiful enough.
great shots for Cabin Fever..these are such lovely birds..
Thanks, Syl! It’s hard to believe life goes on outside at these temperatures.
Lovely images! I now how hard it is to get good clear images of all birds of pray. I like to get some of your cabin fever here. Great fine and beautifully captured, Michael 🙂
Thanks so much for the generous compliment, Michael! I knew if I went out the back door I’d flush him so I settled for the window/screen… 🙂
Nice shots Lisa! I’ve seen a Cooper’s Hawk on my deck chasing birds on foot between the flower pots,just two days ago! I didn’t have my camera ready to take a shot. 🙂
Thanks, HJ. This one appeared to be frozen to the tree… 🙂
Brilliant, Lisa – sorry to have lost touch. Love these photos.
Thanks so much, Julie! No need to apologize – you’ve got enough going on, on your end – and I need to get caught up with you too. 🙂
Long underwear first, software second is a good choice.
Oh, funny. I needed a chuckle. Thanks.
Oh he is beautiful. I miss seeing things like this. Thanks for sharing these pictures.
Thank you! And thanks so much for following my blog. 🙂
A pleasure I am sure 🙂
Your eye capturing is stunning, Lisa!
Thanks so much! I have to credit the camera, through the screen and a dirty window…