Most of my Owls and Raptors are not only captive but flown specifically for photographic purpose which of course takes away a lot of frustration and guesswork - some would argue skill also.
This falcon is indeed captive but was flown as part of a 'standard' display so did require a little more more of the attributes above.
First proper attempt at such with new camera so still getting to grips with the multitude of options that previous incarnations did not offer - most notably tracking priority/speed..
Birds in flight
Pets and captive animals
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