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White Tailed Hawk

Hope that everyone survived new years celebrations.  We did our usual Mexican restaurant for dinner and headed home before the crazies got on the road.

For my old friend Joe, here are a few shots of a White Tailed Hawk that I found on the road leading up to Anahuac NWR while guiding Stephen Bontempo around a few weeks ago.  These were taken out my car window.  Pulled up and had to quickly get ready to shoot.  He laughed before I got the first shot off but got several photos of him as he took off and flew away.  Good times…

Taken with Canon 1DX and Canon 500mm F4 IS II with 1.4X III teleconverter.

1/1000 sec @ F8, ISO 800, evaluative metering, +2/3 exposure compensation

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1/1000 sec @ F8, ISO 800, evaluative metering, +2/3 exposure compensation

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1/2000 sec @ F8, ISO 800, evaluative metering, +2/3 exposure compensation

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1/1600 sec @ F8, ISO 800, evaluative metering, +2/3 exposure compensation

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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

 


Tern and Burn

I was watching a small group of Royal Terns close to shore when they started to fly away.  Focused on the last one and caught him taking off, flying towards me and making a hard right turn.  Got several shots in this sequence.  This turn and burn sequence was good practice for the upcoming Wings Over Houston airshow.

Aperture priority, 1/1250 sec @ F5.6, ISO 2500, evaluative metering, +2/3 exposure compensation

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Aperture priority, 1/1600 sec @ F5.6, ISO 2500, evaluative metering, +2/3 exposure compensation

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Aperture priority, 1/1600 sec @ F5.6, ISO 2500, evaluative metering, +2/3 exposure compensation

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Aperture priority, 1/1250 sec @ F5.6, ISO 2500, evaluative metering, +2/3 exposure compensation

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