Male Cooper’s Hawk

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While the female incubating, the male Cooper’s hawk stands guard nearby for territory and nest defense during day time. I watch this aerial predator up close, on a perch about 10-12 feet high within minimum focus distance of my bare 500mm and he is intimidated by my presence at all.

  • Canon, EOS 1D Mark IV
  • EF 500mm F4L IS USM
  • ISO 50, 1/60, F4.0 ,500mm
  • Farmers Branch, Texas
  • May 18, 2012
Male Cooper's Hawk

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