Birds, Photography, Uncategorized

This falcon is faster than shutter speed

Aptly named “Lightning”, this peregrine falcon is faster than my shutter speed.

ISO 1250 135mm f5.6 1/100

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:

ISO 800 135mm f5.6 1/100

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:

ISO 320 135mm f/5.6 1/25

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.


Birds, Nature, Photography, Uncategorized

Overrun with life and I haven’t even left my yard

This bunny is responsible for starting the morning madness:

ISO 200 135mm f/7.1 1/125

Out to eat in the yard, so I have to try and sneak up on it.  Didn’t get too close.  But then I found this:

ISO 200 135mm f/7.1 1/125

This is a handheld image.  I didn’t have the tripod out this morning because I was “too busy”.  OK, or not, or yes I am busy, but that other stuff is going to have to wait.  I’m dashing back inside for the tripod and shutter release to take some more pictures before the light is gone and I also have to be moving on.

ISO 100 135mm f/29 1/2

ISO 100 120mm f/22 1/2

Thoughts on the three egg photos? Do you have a favorite?

So, I got some photos and my youngest made it to school on time. Yippee!