« on: December 22, 2014, 12:58:11 PM »
Prairie Falcon. I find these birds almost impossible to photograph. They have superb vision and they are sensitive to the slightest movement, so they can see you coming from a long way off. They are also extremely high energy birds who are quick to fly. Getting close to one requires supreme patience and a ton of good luck. I got lucky with this bird. Or, perhaps, it was a bit more tolerant of humans because it is a juvenile and naive. Whatever, I'm pleased that I got this shot.
5Diii, 400 DO, ISO 500, aperture preferred setting, f6.3 @ 1/2000, exposure compensation 1 2/3 stops.