“Among the bird world’s most skilful flyers, Cooper’s Hawks are common woodland hawks that tear through cluttered tree canopies in high speed pursuit of other birds. You’re most likely to see one prowling above a forest edge or field using just a few stiff wingbeats followed by a glide. With their smaller lookalike, the Sharp-shinned Hawk, Cooper’s Hawks make for famously tricky identifications. Both species are sometimes unwanted guests at bird feeders, looking for an easy meal (but not one of sunflower seeds).” Cornell University

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Nikon D300
ISO 400
EV 0.00
Pattern Metering
No Flash
550 MM
WB Shade


  • Lynne Morris
    Lynne Morrisalmost 5 years ago

    Wow this is a fabulous capture Michael, wonderful clarity and details.

  • Thank you Lynne

    – Michael Cummings

  • Catherine  Howell
    Catherine Howellalmost 5 years ago

    EXCELLENT work!!

  • Thank you Catherine

    – Michael Cummings

  • John44
    John44almost 5 years ago

    Excellent and razor sharp Mike
    Even so is your info and detailed specs
    Spot on

  • Thank you John

    – Michael Cummings

  • Wolf Read
    Wolf Readalmost 5 years ago

    Michael, that is a beauty. Great-looking bird, and a wonderful capture. Crisp, great light and color. Plus, the eye just pops.

  • Thank you very much Raven

    – Michael Cummings

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyalmost 5 years ago

    Marvellous capture, Michael. Beautiful details and lighting!

  • Thank you Mike

    – Michael Cummings

  • Maryann3
    Maryann3almost 5 years ago

    Great capture!

  • Thanks Maryann

    – Michael Cummings

  • Sean McConnery
    Sean McConneryalmost 5 years ago

    Looks like one serious sob lol Great capture Micheal!

  • It is serious when it’s going after prey, amazing to see it fly through trees

    – Michael Cummings

  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedlealmost 5 years ago

    Great shot! Looks alot like our red shoulder hawk

  • They are similar but are different types of Hawks

    – Michael Cummings

  • TxGimGim
    TxGimGimalmost 5 years ago

    Fantastic capture!

  • Thank you very much

    – Michael Cummings

  • Kimberly Chadwick
    Kimberly Chadwickalmost 5 years ago

    Fantastic capture Michael!

  • Thank you Kimberly

    – Michael Cummings

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