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 beenĀ  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.