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Sparrow Hawk on kill by Geoff Carpenter

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This is a European Sparrow Hawk just after it had downed and killed a Wood pigeon and was taken through my kitchen window. After this was taken, the hawk systematically plucked the pigeon and ate most of it before flying off. We now have feathers all over the garden.

Canon 7D
Canon 70-200 f4L @ 200mm
ISO 1000
Processed in Photoshop: 1 raw file adjusted in ACR, vignetted and finished in CS5.
292 views as of 20/09/2013
Featured in the group “Country Crafts and Living” 10/01/2013


raptor, bird, kill, hunter, hawk, nature, wildlife

I started my working life in a press agency called Central Press Photos. After learning my trade in Fleet Street, I moved into more commercial and architectual work. I have also spent many a saturday chasing from one wedding to another. These days I photograph anything that takes my eye.

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  • Country  Pursuits
    Country Pursuitsover 1 year ago

    Oh wow Geoff You lucky lucky man. Superb capture. wish that would happen down my street. Happy New Year to you.

  • Many thanks Richard. You are right, I am very lucky. Happy New Year to you and Catherine …!

    – Geoff Carpenter

  • timpr
    timprover 1 year ago

    Great shot Geoff happy new year !!

  • Cheers Tim. Happy New Year to you too..!

    – Geoff Carpenter

  • markhadafairday
    markhadafairdayover 1 year ago

    wonderful capture on film that is.

  • Glad you like it markhadafairday..!

    – Geoff Carpenter

  • buddybetsy
    buddybetsyover 1 year ago

    What am I missing what and awesome shot fantastic mate..

  • Cheers mate. You should be here…!

    – Geoff Carpenter

  • Country  Pursuits
    Country Pursuitsover 1 year ago

    Congratulations Geoff

    This stunningly superb picture has been Featured in the Country Crafts & Living Group.

  • WOW!!! Thanks Richard, that was quick..!

    – Geoff Carpenter

  • Country  Pursuits
    Country Pursuitsover 1 year ago

    Well worth it.

  • Carla Maloco
    Carla Maloco11 months ago

    Beautiful capture

  • Thanks Carla :-)

    – Geoff Carpenter

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