Camera: Fuji X-T1
Focal Length: 500mm (reflex)
While walking across the Stanford campus, I cut across the golf course and ran into this red tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) snacking on prey. I made this shot with the old Canon 500mm f/8 reflex lens I talked about here which is pretty impressive in its resolution.
This is a crop of the above image and I was stunned that you could even see the fly wings on the bird and in flight.
These are amazing birds with a call that is surprisingly loud. I sat under a tree for about 30 minutes and just watched as it fed on this squirrel and called to another red tailed hawk in the trees a short distance away. It is moments like this that make me glad I did not rent a car and just walked from point to point.