Cooper’s Town

One of the reeeeeeally cool things about working at home is being able to bring the laptop out and work in the backyard. And one of the reeeeeeally cool things about working on the laptop in the backyard is that you look up and see a Cooper’s hawk looking back at you like it could take you if it reeeeeeally wanted to (click for the bigger picture):

So you run inside to get your old DSLR and run back out to find the badass bird still perched where it had been  just long enough to get the shot above and then this one when it decides it’s time to go:

And you’re all “Damn!” Not just because it left too soon, but because you somehow managed to get a never-before shot that doesn’t totally suck of the hard-to-photograph raptor in mid-air.

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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."