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Hi Chuck and Mac. You like falcons?

redsgurlredsgurl Posts: 610 Officer
Another of Bio Lab's residents. There was an island with a bunch of seagulls, and I mean a bunch of 'em. An Osprey was fishing just off the point, and the gulls didn't seem interested or impressed at all. I threw the net once for enough bait to keep us busy for the afternoon, and as I got the last chair in the perfect position to be able to reach the cooler and the sand spike holding the "sprint rod", I heard a thunderous ruckus. Looking over, the sky was suddenly full of screaming gulls, and the Osprey disappeared. It took a minute to realize there was a bird on the island where 30 seconds before, you couldnt see a speck of sand, because of the dense population of lazy gulls. I thought it was a buzzard at first, and then watched in amazement as I saw the hunter eating the one gull that didn't make it to the air. I thought at first it was a Caracara, and then remembered my camera was in the truck. By the time I had made it out of the river and up the hill to the camera, more than a couple of minutes had elapsed. Another couple of minutes went by before I could get into a shooting position. I shot some frames before he took off to a not so near-by tree, and this is one of the few I liked. I have not seen the Peregrine Falcon out on the refuge before, but I'm sure I will now that I know where to look..............





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Suz


Capybara's are vicious and should not be let alone with small children. In-laws are another matter.............

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  • ChuckcChuckc Posts: 4,397 Captain
    Awesome pic and great story too. Excellent.
  • redsgurlredsgurl Posts: 610 Officer
    Thanks Chuck. Nice to see you.
    Suz


    Capybara's are vicious and should not be let alone with small children. In-laws are another matter.............
  • mississippi macmississippi mac Posts: 4,222 Captain
    hey 'Gurl....
    good to see you back again....
    kind of wondered when you show up...

    killer image (pun intended)....
    can't believe the assasin hung around long enough to pose for you....
    let's see more of what you've been up to...
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    The Real White Dog

    if you can't catch a fish...catch a buzz....
    #12976, joined 8-17-2002
  • barlow46barlow46 Posts: 312 Deckhand
    I'm about 30 minutes away. I may have to take a chair and spend a few days in hopes of seeing it. I have always wanted to see the Peregrine and never figured they would be this close by. Great shot and thanks for sharing it.
    East Coast Florida
  • redsgurlredsgurl Posts: 610 Officer
    hey 'Gurl....
    good to see you back again....
    kind of wondered when you show up...

    killer image (pun intended)....
    can't believe the assasin hung around long enough to pose for you....
    let's see more of what you've been up to...

    Hi Mac!! Sooooo nice to see u r still here. Im glad you like the image. You know Im like a bad penny; I will show up at the most inopporturne moment:rotflmao
    Suz


    Capybara's are vicious and should not be let alone with small children. In-laws are another matter.............
  • redsgurlredsgurl Posts: 610 Officer
    barlow46 wrote: »
    I'm about 30 minutes away. I may have to take a chair and spend a few days in hopes of seeing it. I have always wanted to see the Peregrine and never figured they would be this close by. Great shot and thanks for sharing it.



    Hi Barlow I'm Suz Shoot me an im and Ill be happy to tell you where to put your chair. Thank you for the comment
    Suz


    Capybara's are vicious and should not be let alone with small children. In-laws are another matter.............
  • redsgurlredsgurl Posts: 610 Officer
    Nice work.

    Thank you
    Suz


    Capybara's are vicious and should not be let alone with small children. In-laws are another matter.............
  • Amurleopard1967Amurleopard1967 Posts: 267 Deckhand
    Very nice, thats awesome
  • ChuckcChuckc Posts: 4,397 Captain
    What gear did you use Redsgurl?
  • redsgurlredsgurl Posts: 610 Officer
    Hi Chuck
    I never upgraded from the slow, light sucking Olympus I've had. I keep thinkin about it but I get sidetracked by fishin and or golf. Lol. I shot this around 4 in the afternoon facing the sun with the noisy 600 ml lens. I know Mac is gonna rub salt in my pride and remind me he can shoot with an infinate iso. :wink
    Suz


    Capybara's are vicious and should not be let alone with small children. In-laws are another matter.............
  • redsgurlredsgurl Posts: 610 Officer
    Thank you very much Amurleopard.
    Suz


    Capybara's are vicious and should not be let alone with small children. In-laws are another matter.............
  • ChuckcChuckc Posts: 4,397 Captain
    You should trade off that gear, it's obviously defective based on that shot. :wink
  • redsgurlredsgurl Posts: 610 Officer
    Chuck, you might be onto somethin there.................... I'll start lookin........... :wink
    Suz


    Capybara's are vicious and should not be let alone with small children. In-laws are another matter.............
  • mississippi macmississippi mac Posts: 4,222 Captain
    redsgurl wrote: »
    Hi Chuck
    I never upgraded from the slow, light sucking Olympus I've had. I keep thinkin about it but I get sidetracked by fishin and or golf. Lol. I shot this around 4 in the afternoon facing the sun with the noisy 600 ml lens. I know Mac is gonna rub salt in my pride and remind me he can shoot with an infinate iso. :wink

    naahhh....i don't shoot much beyond iso 400 for moving targets or using a heavy, long tele...400 is enough for almost anything...

    on my smaller camera that i use for landscapes, i shoot mostly iso 100 and use a tripod a lot in case i decide to go for an HDR image......

    however, there are some good deals on canons to be had;)
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    The Real White Dog

    if you can't catch a fish...catch a buzz....
    #12976, joined 8-17-2002
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