Female Cooper Hawk perches on a tree branch

Post on July 4, 2012 Cooper's Hawk Hawk BirdsRaptor

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That’s a female cooper hawk lives near my neck of wood, she is 1/3 bigger in size and has orange eyes instead of red ones as oppose to a male gender. She perched under a shade waited for her mate returns with food. A situation likes this call for steady hands and testament of how “low” can you handhold a 700mm 12.125-lb set-up?

1/30th of a second is what the exif says, not tack sharp but very very sharp. A year of weight lifting certainly helps but honestly, wish i had a support me instead. These guys are weird though, they never show up or wouldn’t let me get closer whenever i have a tripod. It’s like — i will pose for you, but you will have to get it the hard way.

  • Canon, EOS 1D Mark IV
  • EF 500mm F4L IS USM
  • ISO 800, 1/30s, F5.6 ,700mm
  • Farmers Branch, Texas
  • July 03, 2012
Female Cooper Hawk perches on a tree branch

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