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Sparrow Hawk (Accipiter nisus)

Yesterday after diner I saw a strange bird perched on my feeding place in the garden. After a second look I realised it was a male Sparrow Hawk! A big load of adrenaline (or called epinephrine) runned through my veins and I didn't know what to do. In the end I decided to go for it and crawled outside toward him. At last I was able to make this photo. The Hawk had only interest in the hedge where (I guess) a possible prey was hiding, and didn't take off.

The lack of color is pure due to the lack of light and I thank god they have invented the VR system making this photo possible!

D700 600VR iso2000 1/80sec F4 handhold only cropped on top and below for 3:4 format

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Taken on February 24, 2011