Hawk's nest high in our backyard trees.
I was working on my computer when my wife gave me a shout that one of our sons had discovered a hawk's nest. I walked out onto the back deck with camera in hand and looking up, saw one of the birds still guarding the nest. The male was off looking for food and the female didn't stay too long before she too went off to look for dinner. I had taken notice of the nest of leaves several weeks ago but figured it to be a squirrel's. In reality it is much longer and flatter than the ones we have previously seen.
Later in the evening I went back to my computer and processed the image with the newly released Adobe Lightroom 3 Beta 2 software. I have to say that Adobe has made some really nice changes to Lightroom and can't wait for the final release to come out in June.
This shot was taken with the Nikon D700 with a Nikon AFS 80-200 mm f/2.8 lens and Nikon 1.4x teleconverter for an effective focal length of 260 mm. The exposure was 400 ISO at f/ 7.1 and shutter speed of 1/1000 second. (please click on the image above to enlarge it)