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Immature Cooper surveys the marsh by Owed to Nature
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I’ve not seen “Cooper’s Hawks” (Accipiter cooperii) before and I almost didn’t see this one. I heard a report of a hawk diving into the marsh, and as I headed over, in the trees just past the last row of townhouses, bright feathers caught my eye. Luckily I immediately stopped, zoomed and took a quick shot before I went for a better vantage point. By the time I tried a second exposure, he’d spread his wings and was gone.

Concord Greene, Concord, Massachusetts USA
Shot using handheld Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Focal length 215mm (1200mm SLR equivalent), 1/320 sec at f/6.5, ISO 100

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The World As We See It Or as we missed it February 8 2013


During an unexpected chance to experience Africa, a seed was planted. Nurtured by subsequent forays into wild places, this photographer was born.

Jacques Cousteau said “People protect what they love.” And we’ve all heard that “A picture is worth a thousand words.” So, enough with this. My photography says the rest. Thanks for listening.

Sylvia J. Zarco
aka Owed to Nature

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  • Owed to Nature
    Owed to Naturealmost 2 years ago

    Description  by Owed to Nature

    I’ve not seen Cooper’s Hawks (Accipiter cooperii) before and I almost didn’t see this one. I heard a report of a hawk diving into the marsh, and as I headed over, in the trees just past the last row of townhouses, bright feathers caught my eye. Luckily I immediately stopped, zoomed and took a quick shot before I went for a better vantage point. Before I could try for a second exposure, he’d spread his wings and was gone.
    Concord Greene, Concord, Massachusetts USA


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    – Owed to Nature

  • CanyonWind
  • Thank you so very much POP’s!!!

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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 2 years ago

  • Thank you Ray! …Sylvia

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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 2 years ago

    WONDERFUL capture

  • Many Thanks Larry!

    – Owed to Nature

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesalmost 2 years ago


    2013/02/08 1 per 24 hrs

  • Thank you Maggie! Good to see you back on RB. Though my heart breaks for your loss. Deepest sympathies and all the hope and support friendship (even distant, virtual ones) can bring… Sylvia

    – Owed to Nature

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