…morning light is magic…

Peregrine Falcon

Searched far and wide along the beach for the Peregrine Falcon at Bolivar during this outing with no avail.  Had a great day with the Avocets so it wasn’t a total loss.  I have learned over the years to keep my camera in the front seat just in case some photo ops present themselves while driving off of the beach.  It paid off this time as the Falcon was perched on a fence post on the road to the beach.  Slowed down to get a shot and he took off.  Turned the car around and following him as he landed on another post.  He was on the opposite side of the road from me so I decided to drive fast by him and then turn around.  That didn’t spook him and was able to get some photos.  Didn’t like the light so I went by him again and turned my car and blocked the road to the beach to get shots from the other side.

Taken with Canon 7D and Canon 500mm F4 IS II with 1.4xIII teleconverter, handheld out the car window.

AV mode, 1/640 sec @ F6.3, ISO 400, evaulative metering, +1 exposure compensation

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6 responses

  1. I like the background control Tim. We can’t always keep the bright sky out of a photo, but you’ve done your best to minimize it. I like the diagonal of the bird from left to right, as well as the light falling on it.

    March 9, 2013 at 9:20 am

  2. Thanks Doug. I was hoping for a flight shot but wasn’t going to spook him to get it.

    March 9, 2013 at 9:45 am

  3. Perseverance resulted in a good shot of an old friend. Good job Tim.

    March 9, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    • Thanks David. He is harder to find this year but I’m pleased with the shots that I’ve been able to get so far.

      March 9, 2013 at 8:13 pm

  4. Fantastic Tim. Love how you kept driving by him to get the perfect shot n

    March 9, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    • Thanks Emily. Patience pays in wildlife photography.

      March 10, 2013 at 6:23 am

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