Funny thing that I would take my best photo of 2010 on the last day of the year.
A Cooper’s Hawk caught in flight in the neighbour’s yard. Google tells me this is a juvenile who is fairly common around bird feeders, looking for some easy prey.
Action around our feeder has been scarce ever since this guy showed up. He’s probably still in the area so everyone’s keeping hidden until hunger forces them out.
For those interested, taken with my Nikon D80 at ISO400 using a 120-400 lens at 270mm. f/5.6 at 1/500 second. Camera was on multiple exposure and a sequence of 4 shots produced this one. Minimal correction in Photoshop Elements 9.