Peregrine

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Bill Ferris
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Peregrine
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During some recent trips to the Mormon Lake Overlook to photograph birds, I've had the pleasure of observing peregrine falcons hunting along the rim. There's a shallow ravine running from the rim to the lakebed below and the quality of the flow of the southwesterly winds coming across the lake and up through the ravine is such that a lot of birds like soaring here. This peregrine was riding the summer breeze while in search of an early-day snack on Monday.

Nikon D500 with Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E at 500mm, f/8, 1/1600, ISO 500

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MIKE1111 Contributing Member • Posts: 730
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nice, hard bird to get a shot of

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bill winslow hansen Regular Member • Posts: 114
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Ace shot of the worlds fastest living creature 248mph

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Stunning image, Bill!

Dave

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1Dx4me Veteran Member • Posts: 9,548
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nice capture!

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MuzzaAus Senior Member • Posts: 1,797
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Excellent shot Bill,

There are Peregrine Falcons here in Australia,but I have never seen one. They are quite uncommon. Thanks for sharing. You seem to be  getting some very sharp shots with your 200-500mm Nikkor lens.

Cheers

Murray

windoze
windoze Veteran Member • Posts: 8,414
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Wow, that’s an amazing image!  Love it!

thsnks for sharing

windoze

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Sagittarius Veteran Member • Posts: 6,783
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Nice image. I would crop it somewhat to get rid of empty space and smoothed background to get rid of color patches.

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Bill Ferris
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MuzzaAus wrote:

Excellent shot Bill,

There are Peregrine Falcons here in Australia,but I have never seen one. They are quite uncommon. Thanks for sharing. You seem to be getting some very sharp shots with your 200-500mm Nikkor lens.

Cheers

Murray

Thank you, Murray. The D500 and 200-500 are a solid combo for this kind of work. And it helps to find a "honey hole" area of activity to make regular visits to and take advantage of

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Bill Ferris
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bill winslow hansen wrote:

Ace shot of the worlds fastest living creature 248mph

Thank you, Bill. I was running just as fast as I could to keep up 

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A beauty Bill

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Gautam Majumdar Forum Pro • Posts: 15,010
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Great capture

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