…morning light is magic…

Caracara Portrait

Spent Saturday morning at Bolivar Flats and found the best photo-op on the way out in my car.  This Caracara was on the beach and flew to a fence post when I drove along the beach.  Luckily had my camera in the seat next to me and was able to get a few shots before he was scared off by another car driving by.

Taken with Canon 7D and Canon 500mm F4 IS II lens, 1.4X III teleconverter, hand-held out the car window.

1/1250 sec @ F7.1, ISO 400, evaluative metering, +2/3 exposure compensation, 700mm

4 responses

  1. Doug Haass

    Nice light and opportunistic capture. I find that in this area it’s about the only way you will get a shot of them.

    November 19, 2012 at 8:05 am

    • Thanks Doug. It’s the first time that I’ve found one of these at Bolivar. Lots of raptors around but no Falcons so far.

      November 20, 2012 at 6:25 pm

  2. That is a real good capture. Like the pose and lighting adding to the overall feel.

    November 19, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    • Thanks David. Hope to see you out there sometime.

      November 20, 2012 at 6:28 pm

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