A Big Year - birds

Challenge #19 in the A Big Year series. Hosted by gidgetto.
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Capture and Display your best photographs of birds throughout the year 2017. please enter the species of bird, if known. if bird is unknown Will the community leave a comment in the comments section as to the type of bird so we will be able to keep track of the birds spotted. Happy Birding.
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Peregrine falcon
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Until you see these stunning birds in flight it's hard to imagine just how fast they are. I was lucky enough to see both the male and female at one time and even see them mate. While I did get photos of them mating they were behind too many branches for a good image. That was a constant challenge when they were in the trees yet by moving around I was able to get plenty of clean photos. The falcons sit so quietly and blend in so well that it's quite easy to walk right past one.
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Submitted: Friday, 9th June, 2017 03:06 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 1st April, 2017
Focal length: 420 mm
Shutter speed: 1/1000 sec
Aperture: F8
ISO: 640
Notes: Nikon D300s + Sigma 150-600 Sport + SB-910 + Better Beamer for fill flash. Shot from a tripod
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