November 23rd, 2013 – Avian Friday: Peregrine Falcon
Its been quite a while since I’ve been out to capture any new bird images, but there still plenty of un-processed leftovers from previous outings that I can share with you. During a couple of nice mornings in Skagit Valley a few years back, I had the chance to see this Peregrine Falcon in action. There was a small window of time it was actively hunting a nearby flock of Dunlin shorebirds that came in for rest during the Padilla Bay high tide. Following an unsuccessful kill attempt, this one did a fly by for the nearby crowd of photographers and bird watchers.
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)
500mm | 1/3200th Sec. @f/7.1| ISO 500
Canon 1D Mark III + Canon EF 500/4L IS USM
Processed with Lightroom 4, Photoshop CS6, Nik Color Efex.
Feel free to comment below if you like what you see or have any other observations.
Thanks for stopping by,