Aptly named “Lightning”, this peregrine falcon is faster than my shutter speed.
It was pretty shady when Lightning was getting settled on the perch. I didn’t get a clear shot of the wings with the motion frozen, so here is my favorite in motion picture.
Below is my favorite peregrine shot of the morning:
The light was working a bit more in my favor, plus the lack of movement meant I could lower my ISO. I like the color in this shot as well.
Here is one with the wings tucked in:
All three photos were taken using a tripod and remote shutter, in an attempt to get a clear a picture as possible.
I love the peregrine falcon. There are a lot of them in the area. Their story of coming back from the brink of extinction just goes to show how much harm we humans are capable of inflicting on our environment. OK, will step off soapbox now.