…morning light is magic…

Crested Caracara

During my trip to Laguna Seca ranch, the raptors were scarce at the raptor blinds.  However, we did see this Caracara near a pond where he would come for a drink at the end of the day.  Captured him taking a drink, flying to a nearby perch and then using it for a good rub down.

Taken with Canon 1DX and Canon 500mm F4 IS II mounted on tripod with Wimberley II gimbal head

1/1250 sec @ F11, ISO 1600, evaluative metering, +1/3 exposure compensation

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1/2500 sec @ F11, ISO 1600, evaluative metering

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1/3200 sec @ F11, ISO 1600, evaluative metering

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1/3200 sec @ F11, ISO 1600, evaluative metering

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1/2000 sec @ F11, ISO 1600, evaluative metering

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1/2000 sec @ F11, ISO 1600, evaluative metering

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4 responses

  1. Those are beautiful sharp flight shots. I’ve been trying to get a good shot of that bird for years. Nice work.

    June 7, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    • Thanks Stephen. They are very cool looking raptors. I’ve seen some around the Houston area over the years but it’s always fun to get an opportunity to see them.

      June 7, 2015 at 6:14 pm

  2. Nice action from the Caracara. Hard to catch them around here. One day I’ll take the trip.

    June 7, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    • Thanks David. I’m looking forward to going back again next spring. It’s a very worthwhile trip.

      June 7, 2015 at 6:15 pm

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