This is a picture I took on a cold wintry morning. I was awoken by my wife handing me my camera and saying you ought to get a shot of this! My remarks were ‘unprintable’. However I got up, staggered to the bath room and a second later as I looked out the window, was wide awake and snapping shots like mad.
This Sparrowhawk had taken a pigeon and was in the process of breakfasting about 20 yards away. I watched, hardly daring to move as the hawk stripped the pigeon to a tiny bone before flying off.
This was a couple of second before it took off . All I have done to the photo is to crop it.