Thank you everyone and thanks for the votes.....I never won anything before.
The hawk continues to hang around the botanical garden and I've ran into it a few more times since these images were captured. It's very tolerant of people....so much so that some seem to think it's sick or injured because of how close it lets you get.
Lil late to the party here but wanted to send congrats to a well deserved win. Incredible sequence. You must have had your heart in your throat watching and trying to capture it. Good things come to those who wait! Well done.