coopers

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.