Thursday, April 10, 2014

Deadly Fence

1/160 sec. f/8 ISO 1000

Cooper's Hawk
Linking to Good Fences

A good fence for the hunter, but maybe not so good for the hunted.

44 comments:

Andy said...

Super photo.

TexWisGirl said...

truly beautiful!

thanks for linking up!

Meggie said...

What beautiful patterns on his feathers...

DeniseinVA said...

Oh wow, gorgeous Brian, both the photo and the hawk.

Roan said...

WOW! Again! I saw one of these guys flying over my car last week. Good thing there is rarely traffic on the roads I travel. I tried to get a fly by, but it was a mere blur.

EG CameraGirl said...

This guy/gal means business!

Susan said...

Absolutely. Quite incredible to see the detail and colours. Your shots are just brilliant :D)

Montanagirl said...

Superb photo, and he's a superb hunter.

Linda R said...

Awesome shot. His eyes look like he is about to pounce on some pore victim.

Linda~

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Thumbs up Brian on both.

Karen S. said...

Wow, very determined he is, and I really like the capture of his fence!

Kerri Farley said...

Superb shot!

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Brian Forget about the fence, the photograph of this bird is stunning.

bailey-road.com said...

Ain't nobody safe behind that fence!
Fabulous shot of the hawk.

Karen said...

Magnificent creature!

barbara l. hale said...

Such a stately killer! He's gorgeous!

TheChieftess said...

He's a beauty!

cobie en bas van Es said...

Hij nstaat er echt geweldig mooi op.

Ida said...

He's stunning and the weathered fence looks perfect combine with his coloring. Awesome shot.

Jeanne said...

Oh wow!! I just love these birds of prey and your photo is incredible!

Mama Zen said...

So gorgeous!

Tanya Breese said...

oh that is incredible!! and great title!

Gail Dixon said...

Holy hawk, man! That is an incredible shot. I saw one on my fence the other day, but by the time I got the camera ready he had flown.

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

This is an amazing shot!

Andee said...

Those pesky hawks. Great shot!

nookworm said...

Super talons and such detail! Awesome shot.

Carole M. said...

I'll never tire of the clarity and crispness in your photography Brian; a lovely raptor indeed

eileeninmd said...

Cool raptor visitor and a great fence shot. Have a happy day and weekend ahead!

Debbie said...

It's kinda hard to notice the fence, if you know what I mean ;)

Connie Smiley said...

That is just stunning!

Pamela Gordon said...

Really great capture.

Alica said...

Wow...that guy is gorgeous! I sure wouldn't want to be the hunted!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Amazing capture! So beautifully detailed. We have these here (WA St.), much to the dove's despair. - Karen

Carola Bartz said...

Amazing shot - very beautiful.

thirtysevenandcounting said...

What a fabulous capture!

~Lindy

Jenny Short said...

Gorgeous bird! How nice of him to pose for you.

Deb said...

now that is quite a bird with a fence under it...lol...beautiful

Sandra said...

love those claws, excellent photo of him and the claws look like i could touch them...

edenhills said...

The eye! The claws! Amazing shot!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

A perfect place to perch! We have a lot of hawks here in Florida but I haven't learned to id them all. Enjoy your weekend!

Judy said...

Wow, what an awesome shot! I'd definitely not want to be the hunted :)

Ruth Kelly said...

He's got his eye on something.

Pix Under the Oaks said...

Gorgeous hawk! Great shot Brian. I don't think it could get any more tack sharp! Efficient talons on that fence!

Stewart M said...

Sharp in many, many ways!

Nice.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne