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Goshawk / Happy New Year



Walked around the botanic garden in Münster when I saw a guy with a large bird on his arm/hand. I went a bit closer and asked him what he is doing with this large bird in the middle of Münster. He said, he is working here for the city of Münster to hunt down wild rabbits which destroy the botanic garden. He also had a box with a Weasel to get the rabbits out of the holes. The bird had just finished the hunt and I was to late for the action but he allowed me to make some shots of the bird. Pretty impressive animal. It was eating the rest of the rabbit while sitting on the guys hand.



I used the Sigma 150mm F2.8 Macro again. Still the best lens in my bag.

Nikon D300 and no flash, freehand.

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Taken on January 5, 2009