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This Peregrine Falcon put on the most amazing show and seemed to be flying just for the sheer joy of it. It reminded me of a Spitfire beating up an airfield as it hurtled about the sky.

It was moving so fast it was difficult to keep it in the viewfinder but by pulling back to 150mm focal length and spinning on the spot I managed to get a few worthwhile shots.

This was my favourite as I managed to get a catchlight in the eye and show the bird with its beak open calling.

(I've cloned out the transmitter and wire from it back.)

Camera:Canon EOS 350D
Lens:canon 70-300 IS USM at 150mm
Recording media:ISO 200 for 1/2500th sec with f5.6
Title:Joie de Vivre
Username:brian1208 brian1208
Uploaded:13 Mar 2007 - 9:58 AM
Tags:Calling, Flight, Liberty raptor centre, Peregrine falcon, Pets / captive animals
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cantona43
cantona43 e2 Member 9885 forum postscantona43 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
13 Mar 2007 - 9:59 AM

An excellent well timed shot
neil

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squelcher
squelcher  11 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2007 - 10:08 AM

good shot, good timing.

graeme

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Miles Herbert
13 Mar 2007 - 5:21 PM

As you say... an amazing display and even better as the bird was doing it for sheer enjoyment rather then chasing the lure.

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suejoh
suejoh e2 Member 10235 forum postssuejoh vcard United Kingdom
14 Mar 2007 - 11:24 PM

Brian - You should have got a lot more clicks cos I know how difficult this is. Very well done!! A good picture - glad I did not bet anything Smile
will load a pic of the pere saker that we had. Her name is Bess but my husband has loaned her to a friend who can hunt her - he just flew her to the lure but she is a lovely bird. she was inujured in her first year and spent all winter indoors so I got quite attached to her. As much as is poss with a bird of prey. It is just a static pic as I did not get any good pics in flight - with all that opportunity too.

Sue

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brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110266 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2007 - 11:30 PM

Thanks for taking time to leave comments Neil, Graeme, Miles and Sue.

You need to get a small, lightweight camera + cheap lens for flight shots Sue - maybe we should consider a swop? Smile

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