boston - home of the hawk!?

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© Sagi Shapira
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i'm not usually one to take pictures of wildlife. this morning however, called for an exception. i went out for a walk in the city streets of beautiful boston, with camera at my side (of course), and came upon a wild hawk, of all things, that had just caught it's breakfast - a dirty rat! i managed to get about a foot away from the beast, and snapped a few pictures. needless to say, wild hawks don't belong in the big city and were introduced to control the rodent population - they call it bio-pest control and is a rather controversial yet common practice where a predator is introduced to limit the spread of unwanted critters. i guess it's working...

29 responses

  • Steve Hogle

    Steve Hogle said (2 Feb 2008):


  • azstarman

    azstarman gave props (2 Feb 2008):

    Nice perspective and DOF. Looks almost 3D. Well done.

  • Andres Garcia Lachner

    Andres Garcia Lachner said (2 Feb 2008):


  • Laurie Search

    Laurie Search gave props (2 Feb 2008):

    Wow, wonderful! The color is amazing.

  • Sylvia Monell

    Sylvia Monell said (2 Feb 2008):


  • Pilar Coll i Gatells

    Pilar Coll i Gatells said (3 Feb 2008):


  • Caitlin Stewart

    Caitlin Stewart said (3 Feb 2008):

    wow. wow. wow.

  • mark crosby

    mark crosby said (4 Feb 2008):

    very nicely caught, but what did he catch? and is that a blackberry he's using?

  • Sagi Shapira

    Sagi Shapira gave props (4 Feb 2008):

    many thanks to everyone! he caught a rat! a very dirty boston rat! and no, that's not a balckberry he's's an iphone..he's calling long distance, and he's using up all my minutes :-]

  • paul burd

    paul burd gave props (5 Feb 2008):

    Love the color.

  • Adam C

    Adam C gave props (7 Feb 2008):

    amazing color and focus, well done

  • Konrad Ragnarsson

    Konrad Ragnarsson gave props (8 Feb 2008):

    Wow,beautiful picture!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Gabriel McGrath

    Gabriel McGrath said (11 Feb 2008):

    okay, yea... that just plain rocks.

  • Laura Boston-Thek

    Laura Boston-Thek gave props (14 Feb 2008):

    THIS is amazing!

  • kira hernandez

    kira hernandez gave props (24 Feb 2008):

    What! you have an incredible talent, once again brilliant color!

  • Adrian Rodriguez

    Adrian Rodriguez gave props (20 Mar 2008):

    Fantastic Shot..........You Have My Vote

  • Pilar Coll i Gatells

    Pilar Coll i Gatells said (21 Mar 2008):

    Bona! my vote

  • Mateo Kavvalakis

    Mateo Kavvalakis said (21 Mar 2008):

    very unique photo... because of the very unique moment... what are the chances of this happening ;)

  • Viki

    Viki gave props (22 Mar 2008):

    Great work Sagi!!! You've got my vote!!!

  • Gary Fudge

    Gary Fudge (Deleted) gave props (24 Mar 2008):

    Really great perspective. If the birds were introduced then this is an excellent cover shot for their story. Beautifully coloured. Saturation is spot on.

  • Toby Caughron

    Toby Caughron (Deleted) gave props (25 Mar 2008):

    cool picture and cool story!!

  • Paul Lavallee

    Paul Lavallee gave props (26 Mar 2008):

    stunning golden tones

  • rory cobbe

    rory cobbe gave props (27 Mar 2008):


  • Gabe Maxson

    Gabe Maxson said (1 Apr 2008):

    Did I ever share this
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  • maria tizon

    maria tizon (Deleted) gave props (6 Apr 2008):

    A foot away? Lucky you! Beautiful light and color.

  • ! Fernando Decillis

    ! Fernando Decillis said (16 Nov 2008):

    awesome stuff !!

  • linda woods

    linda woods gave props (14 Jan 2009):

    You are one lucky dude with a lot of talent. You probably almost peed in your pants when you clicked the shutter on this one. WOW.

  • Astha Tuladhar

    Astha Tuladhar gave props (13 Jul 2010):

    Lucky Morning

  • Dunja Kolar

    Dunja Kolar gave props (16 Mar 2011):

    great photo!!!like it

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