Hey folks, Hope your weather has been better than here in Washington. The 10 day forecast has rain and overcast everyday. I had to get out and shoot though. I saw this hawk today sitting on a gazebo type structure looking into the grass. He let me drive right up to him, then he took off for the grass below:I got out and rested the lens on a wood rail under the gazebo and got maybe 2shots off. All with 300 2.8 and TC 1.7. 1/200s f/5.0 at 500.0mm iso400 NIKON D2X    ---    500mm    f/5.0    1/200s    ISO 400 He flew back to the shelter right above my head with a large vole, so I got back in my car and shot from the window ledge and beanbag. 1/320s f/6.3 at 500.0mm iso500 NIKON D2X    ---    500mm    f/6.3    1/320s    ISO 500 I had time to take the tc off and shoot the 300 straight. 1/250s f/5.0 at 300.0mm iso200 NIKON D2X    ---    300mm    f/5.0    1/250s    ISO 200 I tried to dial down the ISO for a clean shot and he started ripping at this meal hence the motion blur. 1/60s f/5.6 at 300.0mm iso100 NIKON D2X    ---    300mm    f/5.6    1/60s    ISO 100 It took him about 8 minutes to finish this guy off. He was still sitting there when I drove away. What a cool thing to see.