I waited for this fella to emerge that evening. I only got a handful of shots since my cable release was malfunctioning. The shot I wanted was him perched right outside the hole just before take off. Hopefully I get another op. This was my best frame that evening. Will make another attempt when my new cable release arrives.
Went on a hike this morning and found a few of these guys. This one was pretty bold. Took a few shots some closer than this, but I preferred the angle and bokeh in this frame.....this ones for you Monte! :)
I had tried several times hoping one of the Cooper's Hawks would perch on this very low bonsai pine next to the pond. It was my lucky day! I moved stealthily and knelt down as this individual perched a good 15 minutes. After awhile I had to rest my arms. Had I known he was going to be this cooperative, I would have grabbed my tripod. Anyways, this was one of many poses he did at point blank range. Image was not cropped. View large :)