Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Nighthawk

Last Saturday afternoon, I was shooting in Forest Park just before and after sunset. One of the park's resident hawks was perched on top of the only building left from the 1904 World's Fair (Meet me in St. Looie, Looie. Meet me at the fair...), which is what FP was created for. She or he sat there for a long time, surveying its domain. If nothing else, this illustrates the fun you can have with a big honkin' telephoto lens.

Happy Thanksgiving to those in the US. Safe travels to those on the road and in the air. We're heading for the countryside in Kansas.

TOMORROW: The Thursday Arch Series is taking the holiday off. How about something from the very strange theme park my brother in law is building in Kansas City, Kansas?

12 comments:

Olivier said...

superbe cette photo avec la lune, bravo.
Je te souhaite un Happy Thanksgiving.


This beautiful picture with the moon, bravo.
I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving.

Jen, aka ChinaMom2005 said...

Happy Thanksgiving, and a nice shot of the hawk and moon.

U "R" Us said...

Nice! But I'm surprised you didn't comment on it not being at a diner...

bluechic said...

Nice shot! Happy Thanksgiving (I bet the hawk is happy he's not a turkey)

:)

HoodPhotography said...

Very nice capture! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving yourself!

Jackie said...

Happy Thanksgiving from the other side of the Pond! And what a fabulous photo!

Wendy said...

Love the moon in this photo, and the hawk.

Deslilas said...

Fine shot, great bird. It seems so wise and imperial !

oldmanlincoln said...

It is not a coopers Hawk and not a Sharp-shinned Hawk but it is a beautiful female hawk of some sort.

Happy turkey day.

Andrée said...

Wow. I've got to get me one of those cameras that take a big honkin' telephoto! Your hawk has obviously surveyed the countryside from there often.

• Eliane • said...

Happy Thanksgiving too! What a great shot!!

slinger said...

Oh wow! What a spectacular shot. Looks like he's been there a while....hahaha....great photo.