On Friday I felt like heading out and photographing the beautiful spring flowers in the Arnold Arboretum, which I did, but this post is not about the flowers. That will be in a separate blog post... this post is about the amazing Red-Tail Hawk that swooped into sight that day and allowed me to photograph it feeding. This was an incredible experience. I was not more than 5 feet from the beautiful bird and had my 70-200mm lens on me. I have to say, I felt like a NatGeo photographer for the first time! Ha. A dream come true!
I will warn you that if you are a bit squeamish, there is squirrel guts in the photos that follow... otherwise enjoy this gorgeous predatory bird.
Moments before the Hawk flew in, I was under that branch where the squirrel was left. I'm sure the Hawk was waiting for me to leave.... I was shocked to see "her" swoop in. Here I had my 105 macro lens on, snapping away... as she flew away, I was convinced that was my only opportunity and was grateful, but then "she" landed on a branch 10 feet from me...
I hope that all of you get something as special in your own lives!