Juvenile Cooper's Hawk

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A couple from this evening. D500 and Sigma 500mm f4 sport hand held, the fence between me and the bird did not help, he/she was in hunting mode, flew by a Kingfisher "scared the crap out of him" then proceeded to hang down low where I got the second shot where the fence is between us.

1. ISO 3200.
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2. ISO 1400.
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3. Closeup/cropped. ISO 1400.
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4. ISO 1400.
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5. Closeup/cropped.
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Thanks for looking.
 
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Messages
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Beautiful bird, and the 4th and 5th are nice poses. That darn fence. How are you liking that lens?
Thank you bobbyv, I tried getting closer to hopefully sneak the lens between the fence, but the bird had its eye on me, one step closer and no shot at all.
In regards to the lens, the lens is fantastic, no complaints from me. It's build like a tank, super fast AF, great for BIF "yes hand held", tack sharp, and the background just melts away, and perfect for those low light situations.
 
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