Bull Run Regional Park, Centreville VA
Last spring I located a Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) nest at Bull Run Regional Park and spent many hours trying to find a good way to get clear shots of the birds. The nest was well concealed and didn't offer many sight lines. This day I was trying a new angle closer than I had previously, and the adult came back to the nest with prey in its talons for the chick. However it spotted me shortly after landing and took off again, flying right at me. I got off three photos, one of which was in focus, and retreated as I got the message I was too close for their comfort.
Shot as raw, processed in Lightroom, nothing added or removed.
Canon EOS 7D, 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS Lens, Handheld