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Peregrine Falcon with jesses

Posted in Bird Photography, Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 15, 2019 by lilybug1960

Peregrine Falcon with jesses.
 
It is up to the individual photographer of course, but when I photograph birds of prey that are captive I leave the jesses in the image. First of all, it is a lot of work to clone them out in Photoshop. Secondly, I don’t want anyone to think, even for a moment, that I used my catlike Ninja skills to sneak up on an unsuspecting Peregrine Falcon and was able to grab a few snaps before it took off. Even if it is obvious that I am fully capable of sneaking up on the fastest animal on Earth. There is nothing wrong with being honest when sharing the image and showing the bird’s hardware. It doesn’t make the bird less beautiful, it is still a Peregrine Falcon. If you want them out of the frame, simply crop for effect, but always be honest when sharing. Save your catlike Ninja skills for another day…
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon Z6 camera via the FTZ adapter, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 640, shutter speed of 1/250th of a second, Sirui P326 monopod, Shimoda Explore 40L backpack, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron150600g2, #SiruiUSA, #BirdsofPrey, #BirdPhotography, #BirdNirdvana, #ShimodaDesign, #BearWoodsPhotography

Peregrine Falcon Portrait

Posted in Bird Photography, Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 30, 2019 by lilybug1960

Peregrine Falcon Portrait (captive animal).
 
I can’t say enough how beautiful the birds were at the Discovery Outdoor Center in Holland, MI, and how great the staff were working with everyone for images. Here was the Peregrine Falcon they had for us to see and photograph. The more I see them, the more I am fascinated with them! Incredible birds!
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon Z6, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 640, shutter speed of 1/250th of a second, Sirui P326 monopod, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron150600g2, #SiruiUSA, #BirdNirdvana, #BirdPhotography, #BirdsofPrey, #BearWoodsPhotography, #SWMCCC

Peregrine Falcon

Posted in Bird Photography, Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 16, 2019 by lilybug1960

Peregrine Falcon.
 
This is another one of the great birds Wingmasters brought with them, a Peregrine Falcon. If you didn’t know, the Peregrine Falcon is the fastest animal on Earth. The Cheetah may rule the ground at 75 mph, but it pales when compared to the Peregrine at 242 mph in the sky! Such a beautiful bird and to be able to be so close to study it and photograph it was a wonderful and welcome event.
 
Tamron 100-400mm Di VC USD lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 800, shutter speed of 1/60th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron100400, #NECCC, #BirdPhotography, #BirdNirdvana, #BearWoodsPhotography

Peregrine Falcon Portrait

Posted in Bird Photography, Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 28, 2017 by lilybug1960

Peregrine Falcon Portrait.
 
There have been so many images that I just haven’t been able to share this year simply due to the number of images I have captured. One image that jumped out at me was this image of a Peregrine Falcon that I captured during the Festival of the Cranes in Bosque del Apache. To me it is special for a few reasons, first to be less than 6 feet away from a Peregrine is incredible. Secondly, this image was made using the new Tamron 100-400mm lens, handheld inside a tent. Lastly, it is at ISO 32,000! This shows not only the low light capability of the camera, but the sharpness and quality of the lens. This is simply an image that could not have been done with film, much less 10 years ago with digital. The advancements in the sensors is incredible. The sharpness and clarity of this lens, a $799 lens, is unbelievable.
 
Tamron 100-400mm Di VC USD lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 32,000, shutter speed of 1/500th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster

Peregrine Falcon

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 2, 2017 by lilybug1960

Peregrine Falcon.
 
One of the obvious advantages of visiting and photographing birds of prey in a rehabilitation or discovery center is the opportunity to see birds like a Peregrine Falcon. Peregrines are birds that are usually seen high on cliff faces or zipping by at high rates of speed hunting song birds. This Peregrine was believed to have been injured in a collision with another Peregrine. It is fairly young and may have been in a territorial dispute. Its wing has some nerve damage and will not recover to the point it could hunt successfully in the wild. I have some images that need to be processed of where they fed it a song bird that had died in a collision with a window. Seeing the behavior of the bird with prey was really fascinating.
 
Tamron 18-400mm Di HLD lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 720, shutter speed of 1/500th of a second, Sirui EP 204S monopod and K30X ballhead, MindShift Gear 13 Sling Bag, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #MindShiftGear