…morning light is magic…

Juvenile Caracara in Flight

Hope that everyone had a great Christmas yesterday.  Didn’t feel like that time of year in the Houston area with mid 70’s deg F temperatures and very humid.  Looking forward to some cold weather in January.

Here are some more Caracara shots from my last trip to Santa Clara ranch.  They were taken at the raptor blind as the birds were coming in to perch.

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

Aperture priority, 1/3200 sec @ F8, ISO 1600, evaluative metering, +1 exposure compensation, 500mm

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Aperture priority, 1/3200 sec @ F8, ISO 1600, evaluative metering, +1 exposure compensation, 500mm

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Aperture priority, 1/3200 sec @ F8, ISO 1600, evaluative metering, +1 exposure compensation, 500mm 697_santa-clara_11202016-2

 

3 responses

  1. These and your previous posts on the Caracara are beautiful! I never knew anything about this bird until last February while in Florida. I did get a couple of photos that were good enough to ID and get excited to discover the Caracara for myself but not as wonderful as yours. I’ve enjoyed them all!

    December 26, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    • Thanks Donna. Saw my first Caracara at a local NWR several years ago and had to ask someone what it was. They are very cool looking raptors. I’ve got a few more to post as they were plentiful at the raptor blind that morning.

      December 27, 2016 at 7:04 pm

  2. Since seeing this and your previous posts on the Caracara, my e-bird alerts have informed me that a Caracara is being sighted daily in lower Delaware in the Rehoboth Beach area. Indeed a rare sighting for Delaware, especially during the winter in 30-40 degree temps! People are swarming for a chance to see it. Thought I’d share, thanks!

    January 3, 2017 at 8:11 pm

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