Thursday, November 8, 2007

FINE FEATHERED FRIEND

I was able to talk my husband into letting me borrow the camera for the day so I went to Memorial Park.  I went in hopes of getting a few shots of the Military memorials but was distracted by a large hawk who landed in a near by tree to pluck a pigeon.  Once he got used to my presence and the persistent clicking of the camera, the hawk continued his meal.  While he showed agitation at the approach of other visitors, he seemed to have accepted me and allowed me to get right up under him.  In this picture he watches as I pulled a branch out of the way for a better shot. In fact he seemed so comfortable in my presence that I almost expected him to share his meal by tossing me a pidgeon wing.

9 comments:

madcobug said...

This is a great shot. Thanks for sharing your photo and your story. Helen

rbrown6172 said...

wow...exciting shot. i love it.
gina

tkelliher617 said...

All i can say is WOW!
Tabatha

belaf02 said...

That is a really cool shot.  I have had some rather frightening encounters with hawks, so I try to keep my distance these days.  Nice that he was so cooperative!
betsy

cheriann4321 said...

This photo is stunning!
Love your journal..I especially enjoyed the Colorado Renaissance Festival. I've been going to this festival since 2005. I go because of 'the bell guy'..I've actually started a Cast In Bronze blog you are more than welcome to stop by.
http://journals.aol.com/cheriann4321/moonlit-bell/

cheriann4321 said...

Just me again..I should have said Colorado Renaissance Festival 'pictures.' (I need to proof read before I post..lol!) Thanks for sharing, I actually spotted a few familiar faces in these pix!
There are photo's that I took at the festival in my Moonlit Bell blog..however, they are all of Cast In Bronze. If you happen to stop by leave a comment so I know you've been there.
I plan on visiting your journal often..the photo's are beautiful!

rjet33 said...

He's beautiful!  Great shot, Jody.  Stoppin' in to let you know I haven't fallen off the face of the earth.  Hafta catch up with one of my favorite photo journals!

All My Best!~

Susan

krazykathy23 said...

OMG Dust Bunny Journal is private! What happened????? I have been reading it for years now, hope this isnt permanent. =(

Kathy

mutualaide said...

Great photo Dorn.

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