This is a reworked image from last June.
I have been following an interesting discussion on a couple of images posted here on epz and it reminded about a chance encounter I had last year with this gorgeous bird.
It was just before I finished work and decided to take the dog on a long walk as we were having some extensive work done in the garden and so he would have been cooped up most of the day. Rucsac packed we headed into the beacons and I followed an old tram road leading to some quarries where I sat down to get the flask out. I had packed my camera but didn't expect to use it much as the dog does not go off the lead - he would be gone like a shot down some hole and I don't want that happening!! Anyway, soaking up the sun I suddenly heard the familiar call of the Peregrine ....I was quite close to the rim of one of the quarries so crawled over to look and there was this beauty perched on the cliff opposite! I quickly grabbed my camera and changed from my wide angle to the 300m lens and gave the dog a bonio and wrapped his lead around my leg so I could get two hands on the camera. The juvenile was calling to the mother and I managed a couple of shots before making a hasty retreat from the spot. Although this bird had obviously fledged I was unsure how close I was to the nest site so removed my self and carried on my walk with my heart beating a little faster because of the encounter! Luckily I get to see these birds flying around when I am out with my dog but have not had such a great sighting as that day.
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