Gainesville, FL. USA

Olympus OM-4. Zuiko 300mm. Fujichrome Sensia 100.


bird, snake, florida, nature, feeding, wildlife, avian, raptor, hawk, redtailed hawk


  • Bruce Jones
    Bruce Jonesover 4 years ago

    Awesome capture!!!

  • Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters
    Carla Wick/Jan...over 4 years ago

    woowhoooo! outstanding!
    I was driving a group of kids to go creek hiking one time when a crow flew overhead with a HUGE snake….nothing like explaining THAT one to little innocents…lol
    love this hawks expression

  • Kathleen Stephens
    Kathleen Stephensover 4 years ago

    Great capture! Aptly named. Was he checking you out?

  • thanks Kathleen,

    i was on break working for the Gainesville Sun and walking to my car when he came soaring overhead with the snake in talons. he landed on a tree 20 feet from my car. i was lucky to have enough time to get my camera out, mount the 300mm and get two shots off before he flew away.

    – J.K. York

  • abefleur
    abefleurover 4 years ago

    exquisite lighting and colour James … this feels so alive and real (if you know what I mean) … so vibrantly beautiful.

  • jaffa
    jaffaover 4 years ago

    cracking shot as ever JK.

  • PBWright
    PBWrightover 4 years ago

    Funny! Great shot! Imaginative title, too.

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 4 years ago

    SUCH a beautiful image … I’m as much in love with the colorful bokeh as I am your exquisite hawk capture!!!!! Gorgeous!!!! Just read your note to Kathleen … I can just see you bustling around .. fast and frantic … and then getting off this fantastic shot!!!! YAY!!!!

  • thanks Lois,

    i was frantic in my head, but tried to keep my body motions slow and steady as not to startle him.

    – J.K. York

  • Barb Miller
    Barb Millerover 4 years ago

    Detail, color and kill, all very vivid in this wonderful capture. It’s a Godsend when you are able to capture an image like this. Bet you even held your breath. Instant FAV Barb

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 4 years ago

    Absolutely awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Miron Abramovici
    Miron Abramoviciover 4 years ago


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