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Sparrows Beware

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  1. That takeoff shot is almost impossibly beautiful! Superb hawk, magnificent capture. Almost worth getting snagged by such perfect talons.
    xoxo,
    Kathryn

  2. Wow, these photographs are amazing, Elena! Look at those dangerous feet and piercing eyes. An enchanting visitor to have in your garden (if you’re not the prey!). superb.

  3. I know it’s all been said, but—WOW! Gorgeous photo’s, especially the top one… how did you get these; they look set up… were you laying on the ground with a tame hawk playing a meter away? Geez, your photography is as beautiful as your painting… what other stunning skills do you have?

    • Much appreciated, Chris! This was easier than it looks. We feed the wild birds in the winter. The feeder sits right outside my kitchen window. So, it’s a cinch to use a long lens to capture bird antics. Unfortunately, the sparrow hawk also knows about the feeder and comes to try and capture breakfast every once in a while. I caught these pics on one of those occasions. I make a nice apple pie;)

  4. A magnificent animal. Well done.

  5. Tolle Bilder lieber Gruß und einen schönen Tag Gislinde

  6. Wow, these are great! Any thoughts on painting them?

  7. settleandchase said:

    Brilliant shots! I saw one attack a small bird in my garden a couple of years ago, it was so awful, still gives me the chills to think of it..They are so quick and strong!

  8. Stunning photo ,amazing bird.

  9. Excellent photos,really sparrows should beware !

    • This hawk hung around our bird feeder. I was alerted to his presence when a bird hit the window while getting away. All the birds disappeared for several hours even and returned only when this hawk was long gone.

  10. Love all 3, but especially the first one with all the movement.

  11. Wow … he’s REALLY fantastic Elena and I second Anna 🙂

  12. The movement in the first photo is stunning – asking to be painted or drawn!

  13. Wow! Wonderful images!

  14. fabulusness!!! ❤

  15. Photos very well done!

  16. Lovely captures, Elena. Thing I like about hawks is the impression that they are slightly cross-eyed – it’s almost like they’re so keen to kill that they are beside themselves.

  17. Amazing photos. What a treat!

  18. Superbly capture Elena. Beautiful bird!

  19. What a shot. Elena !

  20. What a superb set Elena. Those talons!!!

  21. Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. Superb pictures capturing the character as well as the likeness.

  23. These are some remarkable photos!

  24. Excellent photos! 🙂

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