I saw this Hawk eating an Opossum in a field near my home here in Arkansas. I went to my house and got my camera and large lens. I was lucky this Hawk remained with the dead Opossum.

Hawk Eating Opossum
Hawk Eating Opossum

I parked on the side of the road and walked as close as I could. I photographed the Hawk while hand-holding my camera and lens.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark III
  • Lens: Canon EF 500 mm f/4L IS USM


  • Location: Lavaca (Arkansas)
  • Date & Time Taken: November 26, 2013 (1:44:38 P.M.)
  • Aperture Priority
  • Aperture: f8.0
  • Shutter speed: 1/1600 sec. (as determined by the camera)
  • ISO: 320
  • Back-button Focus
  • Single Point Continuous Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: 0 EV
  • Focal Length: 500 mm
  • Processed With Luminar 4