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This powerful sparrow hawk is on the look out for prey in my yard.  He stalks with such predatory mastery, that he sends chills up my spine.

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  1. That’s a stunner! I love how he is posing in the first image. Great capture, Elena!

  2. WOW! That close-up shot is amazing!

  3. poppytump said:

    Fantastic capture Elena . Nothing that eye will miss 😉

  4. Wow, fantastic photos Elena!

  5. Gorgeous shot of hawk. They are marvelous creatures, aren’t they?

  6. So beautiful Elena. We’ve had a few in our yard over the last couple of months – I took several photographs and came out blurry. These shots are wonderful.

  7. That’s a great shot! They are truly beautiful creatures!

  8. So wonderful to see a living and feathered bird, after I saw so many people posting their thanks giving meal…

    I love raptors and their plumage colors 🙂

    • Thank you Filandra! Tofurkey for me:) Your work always comes to mind when I think of beautiful birds!

      • Awww… that moves me 🙂 I have a bird heart with a huge need to fly, spiritually and philosphical…

        I don’t eat meat for a long time now. My digestive system could never handle it but I needed to make the experience. Now I’m even vegan because my body told me to leave aside the other stuff too.
        It was such an incredible release, I feel so clean 🙂

  9. What a beautiful bird – the plumage is immaculate. But I wouldn’t like to be the target of that eye!

  10. ‘What are you looking at?’
    A super image.

  11. Great shots! Particularly that first one. Large birds are such a marvel of engineering!

  12. How nice of camera hawk, dear Elena!
    It’s very photogenic!
    Have a wonderful weekend, dear Elena! 🙂

  13. Positively psychotic looking and utterly ruthless. Beautiful bird, though and beautifully captured!

  14. Sweet shot, Elena! Very well done! 🙂

  15. Ooooph…he looks totally intense!!

  16. Mistress of her domain, or master of his, but what a powerful sense of composure. Wonderful shot Elena!

  17. super bird and very efficient indeed. I sometimes see one in my garden but it’s very difficult to take a picture. When it swoops it’s terrifying . Bravo!

  18. Hawks are one of my very favorite creatures, and this one of yours is a gorgeous bird. Yes, they are commanding presences! 🙂
    Kathryn

  19. He is gorgeous though! 🙂

  20. Wow, stunning shot Elena!

  21. Lovely photo, and how lucky are you to have a sparrow hawk visit you. Thank you for visiting my blog, hope to hear more from you. God bless.

  22. That’s a beautiful predator. Great closeup; he/she does appear to be intently watching!

  23. WOW! I haven’t seen him before 🙂 This is beautiful photograph, you did great shot dear Elena, I loved. Thank you, have a nice weekend, love, nia

  24. what a powerful bird!

  25. Wow! Wish I could catch a shot like this. Amazing close up.

  26. Wow !
    (Still, he (she ?) needs to feed cute chicks —– on next season 🙂 )

  27. Looks like the look I had on my face as I was about to dig into Thanksgiving Dinner! Catching a meal is serious stuff!

  28. Such a proud and strong bird you have captured in the first photo. An amazing shot.

  29. a stunning bird and a great picture of it! Nice capture!

  30. Fantastic close up, amazing detail. A real beauty:)

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