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Cooper's Hawk with Starling

By gregster09
I saw this Cooper's Hawk fly to a tree at the side of the road with prey. I never expected it to stay, but he let me get out of the car, setup my camera and take photos for almost 10 minutes. The starling was still alive, and he was quite occupied trying to secure it.

You can tell that this is a an adult, as the eyes are red.
Image details
Image size
480x720px 177.16 KB
Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Shutter Speed
1/400 second
Focal Length
840 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Jan 11, 2009, 2:33:38 PM
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alban-expressed's avatar
verybluebird's avatar
Amazing! What a capture!
abikeOdyssey's avatar
amazing shot! I've always been a reptile guy but I'm taking an ornithology field class, and I have a new appreciation for wild bird photos...No animals like pictures, but birds are the best at escaping : )
ParadigmParadox's avatar
Interesting... I did not know about the change in eye color. Beautiful shot, even if it was a bit grim for the starling.
cycoze's avatar
Very kind of him to oblige :)