…morning light is magic…

Peregrine Falcon

I’ve been looking for the Peregrine Falcon that hangs out at Bolivar during the winter months but hadn’t seen him until this trip.  Found him sitting on a fence post as I was driving away from the beach.  Didn’t recognize him at first and thought that he was a small hawk as I drove past him and made eye contact.  Stopped the car and drove backwards to keep him on my left side.  I’ve learned to keep my camera handy on the way out just for such occasions.  Was able to get a few shots before a car came by and scared him off.

Taken with Canon 7D and Canon 500mm F4 IS II lens with 1.4x III teleconverter, handheld

1/800 sec @ F9, ISO 400, evaluative metering

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1/800 sec @ F9, ISO 400, evaluative metering

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2 responses

  1. It does look different. Good to know it’s back. Good looking shots.

    December 20, 2013 at 2:39 pm

  2. Thanks David. He looks like a youngster. It’s hard to spot them inland as the brush has been more dense over the past couple of years. Haven’t seen him on the beach so it was good to see him along the road.

    December 24, 2013 at 8:56 pm

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