Morning Snap: Cooper On The Lookout


Before you go notating that this blown-out low-resolution image of our local (and notoriously hard-to-capture sitting still) Cooper’s hawk in a pine tree a block away won’t drop any jaws over at National Geographic’s photo office, please understand I pixelized this predator by aiming my point-‘n-shooter through the eyepiece of my handheld binoculars, and frankly I’m amazed on such a gray, lightless day I picked up as much detail — and moderately in focus — as I did.

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."