- Argus (50626)
- [2008-09-26 8:20]
This is a great capture of a Cooper's hawk: I like the pose and POV that shows not only the face but the back and tail. I like the lighting too and the composition against the blue sky, is as always to us in the cloudy north, very pleasing.
- robindb (1420)
- [2008-09-26 8:32]
Good reaction to take this image. Just enough light on the shaded side to give detail with good focus and POV.
- siggi (52850)
- [2008-09-26 9:01]
pose is excellent, great work. Good sharpness, details, colours and composition.
Thanks for posting my friend.
ahhh..you lucky...you got one close in and not only that you got it with a back lighting..hard to do...Very nice image.....this goes in with all of the birds that have eluded me...you beat me good Jane...
aka adding some colours now for fun:-)
- trevorbayliss (0)
- [2008-09-26 10:04]
This is a lovely capture of the Coopers Hawk..You have captured great details especially in that wonderful eye.
All the Best
- nglen (36145)
- [2008-09-26 10:21]
Hi Jane . You were so lucky to have seen this one let alone get a picture. You did well with the blinding sun. A good POV to get it all in with good detail. well done TFS.
Have a good weekend.
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2008-09-26 11:45]
Beautiful photo of this Hawk. I also should ran when I saw such a bird of prey.
The photo is maybe a bit oversharpened, but the pose, colours and composition are excellent. Great blue BG.
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2008-09-26 11:53]
Hi Sis, a perfect capture of this hawk in a fine composition. The posture of it great. Many thanks for sharing this.
Have a nice weekend Sister!
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2008-09-26 13:38]
Hi Jane, great capture of superb hawk with splendid pose, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
- matatur (5312)
- [2008-09-26 13:46]
A fine capture of a hawk from a low viewpoint with a good exposure in spite of the subject being strongly backlighted Jane, the plumage details were clearly depicted here. TFS this rare sight from soo close up my friend.
- Dis. Ac. (24509)
- [2008-09-26 13:54]
A great capture you have you here from the Hawk,
Great details in the feathers, nice pose from the Hawk.
Another bird that I never been seen before and that all in your backyard.
- maurydv (36428)
- [2008-09-26 14:39]
splendida cattura di questo rapace, ottimi POV e composizione con la posa "dominante",
buona la definizione dei dettagli e belli i colori nonostante il forte contrasto di luce.
- jusninasirun (14660)
- [2008-09-26 15:43]
Hello Jane. Thanks for sharing this hawk in unique perch from the back. I like the details of the plumage with the head turning inside the frame. The exposure is flawless and framed well against the blue sky. Good quality image and have a wonderful weekend. Regards. Jusni
- rousettus (19818)
- [2008-09-26 16:39]
Cooper's Hawk is the last post before celebration of 400th. This is very beautiful raptor species and its capture is very nice. especially POV and eyes contact great. Its details, light and plain BG very nice. Thanks for sharing and notes. have a nice weekend
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2008-09-26 16:59]
lovely shot of this Cooper's Hawk with fine POV and appropriate vertical framing,
beautiful blue sky and excellent sharpness and details of the hawk, TFS
- gracious (13068)
- [2008-09-26 18:37]
Captured well on this beautiful fellow with a proud attitude!
the S5 done a great job here with perfect exposure and focus here!
the clarity on the plummage is real well!
- Adanac (21378)
- [2008-09-26 19:09]
Nice image my friend the backlighting is very difficult for me but you have done well. Thanks for sharing.
- iris (3088)
- [2008-09-26 21:49]
So what if he allowed you only one shot...you got a great one at that.
I have always wondered at the expression in the eye of this bird....a bit of puzzlement...this one here despite your single attempt gave you great results.Excelloent details on the plumage and it looks quite the imposing predator that it actually is...
TFS & Cheers
- tuslaw (19883)
- [2008-09-26 23:46]
Great capture and nicely composed Jane,
This type of hawk was my nightmare when I used to raise Roller Pigeons quite a few years ago. They would swoop right in while I was feeding them and pick one up and head off for the woods. I lost a lot of birds to Coopers Hawks in those years.
Your photo shows the proud and intense look that this beautiful bird seems to always display. Well done!!
- uleko (10940)
- [2008-09-27 22:39]
How lucky you were to catch this beautiful Hawk before it flew off! We have quite a few birds of prey here but I'm hopeless in catching them! I like its pose here showing its beautiful profile. Fine details and in spite of the strong light you did very well!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla
- goldyrs (11497)
- [2008-09-30 0:35]
Sorry, jane, I missed this one!This is so perfect, it could pass for a painting!
Still life it is!
- Wolfpower (1075)
- [2008-09-30 7:23]
An excellent POV for this shot.The plumage detail is wonderful.Well placed in the frame.
The eye contact is super.I have had these guys stake-out my bird feeder.
- EOSF1 (23955)
- [2008-10-03 16:42]
Hello Jane, excellent shot of the Cooper Hawk, beautiful composition and superb details! I love it! Thanks my friend!