That takeoff shot is almost impossibly beautiful! Superb hawk, magnificent capture. Almost worth getting snagged by such perfect talons.
Thanks so much Kathryn! But no risk to me-I shot out the window;)
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.
Thanks Karen! They ARE quite formidable!
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;)
A magnificent animal. Well done.
Thanks very much, KC!
Tolle Bilder lieber Gruß und einen schönen Tag Gislinde
Thank you, and to you as well:)
Wow, these are great! Any thoughts on painting them?
Thanks, Anne! Yes indeed I did consider it. But, this time I decided to go with the photo.
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!
Oh, they are. I shudder for the victims. Thanks, Cath!
Stunning photo ,amazing bird.
Truly is an amazing bird. Thank you!
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.
Love all 3, but especially the first one with all the movement.
That’s my favorite too. Thank you!
Wow … he’s REALLY fantastic Elena and I second Anna 🙂
Thanks so much, Poppy!:)
The movement in the first photo is stunning – asking to be painted or drawn!
You know, I had a conversation with myself about which way I would present it;) Thanks, Anna.
Wow! Wonderful images!
Thank you, Cindy!
Photos very well done!
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.
Yes! They are so very intense. Always on alert for another meal.
Amazing photos. What a treat!
Superbly capture Elena. Beautiful bird!
Thanks so much, Adrian!
What a shot. Elena !
I got lucky, Yoshi!
What a superb set Elena. Those talons!!!
A truly scary guy. Thanks, Patti!
Superb pictures capturing the character as well as the likeness.
Thank you, Louis.
These are some remarkable photos!
Thanks so much!
Excellent photos! 🙂
Great shots =)
Thank you, Ana!
Thank you, Sue!
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