Well, this is one sweet boatload of dumb, blind luck. Driving in the Apffel Park area, I follow a curve to the right, and there she is, 30-40 feet from the road. I slam on the brakes as calmly as I can and at this point: this is where the bird usually flies off, especially hawks, who don’t suffer fools like me gladly. But she* just sat there and I rolled down the passenger window, grabbed the camera and starting clicking away. She even sat still long enough for me to pause and adjust zoom and aperture, which is the setting that captured this exposure.
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