Some Recent Frames

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vbuhay
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Re: Some Recent Frames
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Bill Ferris wrote:

Despite the dry conditions northern Arizona has been experiencing the last nine months, we were treated to a diverse population of raptors passing through the area during fall migration. I also had the opportunity to make some photos of a resident northern harrier and a few other locals. Here's a collection of recent frames made with my Nikon D500 and Nikkor 200-500 from the east rim overlooking Mormon Lake.

Female northern harrier (Nikon D500 w/ Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E at 500mm, f/8, 1/2000, ISO 500)

Dark morph Swainson's hawk (Nikon D500 w/ Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E at 500mm, f/5.6, 1/2500, ISO 500)

Light morph ferruginous hawk (Nikon D500 w/ Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E at 500mm, f/5.6, 1/1600, ISO 500)

Female northern harrier (Nikon D500 w/ Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E at 500mm, f/5.6, 1/2000, ISO 500)

Sharp-shinned hawk (Nikon D500 w/ Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E at 500mm, f/5.6, 1/2000, ISO 400)

Turkey vulture (Nikon D500 w/ Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E at 500mm, f/5.6, 1/1600, ISO 400)

Dark morph ferruginous hawk (Nikon D500 w/ Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E at 500mm, f/5.6, 1/2000, ISO 400)

Northern harrier (Nikon D500 w/ Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E at 500mm, f/5.6, 1/2500, ISO 400)

Zone-tailed hawk (Nikon D500 w/ Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E at 500mm, f/5.6, 1/1600, ISO 500)

Prairie falcon (Nikon D500 w/ Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E at 500mm, f/5.6, 1/2500, ISO 500)

All outstanding shots Bill, Thanks again for your inputs with our Grand Canyon Visit- all your suggestions were spot on! I am going to need to keep practicing with my 200-500, I am very tempted to sell my lens since I have bought the 500 F5.6PF.... The Meteor Crater was very interesting (My daughter worked for NASA for 5 years and my son-in-law still does as an Engineer). My kids really enjoyed the Pit....Sunrise at Lipan Point was excellent - saw some deers on the way there, saw some mountain goats at the Bright Angel Trail, great food at Big E's...and a Fantastic Heli tour with Papillon Helicopters... Saw some Elks foraging in front of our Lodge (Yavapai Lodges). So now I am thinking of Flagstaff rather than Gilbert or Chandler as a retirement location... How is the Cost of living?

Here is a shot of the Milky Way with my kids...

Thanks much!

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