This was taken with black and white film with a 200mm lens. The hawk was coming directly towards me fortunately. Otherwise it may have blurred. Objects coming towards or away from the lens are more forgiving of motion blur. Why black and white film? You didn’t have the choices you have now with digital. I was separating myself from the pack and shooting a series of black and white photos. Now you shoot color and convert later.
Raptor, Bird of Prey very dramatic sounding names. The Red-tailed Hawk is a true predator, it will sit quietly waiting at a bird feeder and snatch an unwary cardinal out of the air. I was fortunate enough to see this happen. Its interesting to note those names were used in future Sci fi movies for attack craft.