Perigrine Falcon

Last month I had the privilege to observe and photograph a pair of the fastest birds on the planet; the Perigrine falcon as they were hunting small shorebirds known as Dunlins. I had photographed them before, but from a stationary position on the power poles in the town of Edison. Seeing these creature hunt was quite a sight to behold and managing to successfully capture them in flight was quite rewarding.

Perigrine Falcon – Edison, Washington

Copyright © 2010 Jay Taylor Photography Image taken using the Canon 1D MkIII set on manual mode with the EF-S 500/4L IS USM. Handheld. The exposure was taken at 500mm, f/5.6 for 1/2000th of a second at ISO 1600 using Center-weighted averaging metering. Post processing done in Lightroom 2.5 and Photoshop CS3.

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