Something about these new leaves, that had fallen from a tree, caught my eye. The texture of the leaves created an interesting pattern, caught the light, created shadows.
I’m not sure what made me take my camera outside that day, two weeks ago, but once I was situated on my bench and Kodiak was playing, the hawk flew into the backyard and landed in the tree at the corner of the yard. He was obscured behind a branch, but I was able to get a couple nice shots of his head and eye. He stayed only a few moments, then flew off, up toward the hill where I spy him most often.