A wild and free flying 1st year male Sparrow Hawk (Accipiter nisus). Nikon 7000 with Sigma APO-150.0-500.0 mm f/5.0-6.3; f7.1 @1/800 sec at ISO 500 from a distance of 1.8 metres.
The bird alighted on a fence opposite my house and I managed to very slowly approach it to 1.8 metres taking a series of photographs as i approached. My lucky day!
Critique is welcome through this was an opportunist shot and all I wanted to catch was a half decent shot given the opportunity. I guess as a portrait it's not too bad as it shows the sharp and bright eye and the ferocious beak both of which mark this out as a predator.
Tags: Wildlife and nature
Hawk bird prey