Cooper’s Hawk

April 9, 2014 § 4 Comments

 

CoopersHawkbyPierrMorgan

Snapped this beauty from inside my apartment. Through the glass, 60 yards away or so. I can’t believe it’s in focus. (Love my Canon PowerShot SX120 IS!! – it’s got a focus feature where you press the shutter halfway and it freezes any movement.) I had no tripod, my hand was shaking, I had the 10x zoom at full extension, so the slightest jiggle kept taking my view all over the tree away from this perfectly camouflaged Cooper’s Hawk. I never would have noticed him if he hadn’t been busy preening.

My suet feeder works great, attracting birds all day long, so when they scatter suddenly I know something’s out there watching. Cooper’s Hawks are bullet speed flyers, even into the middle of tree foliage. They’re streamlined with an extra long tail, smartly striped. Downy breast feathers of taupe and white flecks. And those sharp amber eyes…one of my favorite feathered friends for sure. Click on either photo for a larger view.

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Following Bliss

March 18, 2014 § Leave a comment

The clock has sprung birds a-chirping the dark night into dawn inside papers shuffle pen’s a-scratching keys click scenes that whirl in the mind. Big project brewing here. Thanks for peeking. You are true blue.

2011 - somewhere  midtown Manhattan - sorry I didn't take note! Maybe you know?

2011 – somewhere midtown Manhattan – sorry I didn’t take note! Maybe you know?

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ceramic pitcher © Droll Designs for Adrien Linford, NYC

Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective

March 9, 2014 § 2 Comments

Barley - Ebey's Preserve - Whidbey Island, WA

Barley – Ebey’s Reserve – Whidbey Island, WA

American Robin - Granny Smith Apple Blossoms

American Robin – Granny Smith Apple Blossoms

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned

March 4, 2014 § 2 Comments

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Weely Photo Challenge: Threes

February 22, 2014 § 2 Comments

Three girls: Me & Carole Schaefer with our Viking editor sandwiched between us at the Pike Place Market.

Pike Place Market, Seattle - 2007

Pike Place Market, Seattle – 2007

Weekly Photo Challenge: Treasure

February 20, 2014 § Leave a comment

The Azure Gate - Sabino Room - Tucson, AZ

The Azure Gate – Sabino Room – Tucson, AZ

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Gone to Tucson

February 11, 2014 § 2 Comments

Have a great Valentine week!    xo – Pierr

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Staying at the Azure Gate . . .

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