Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Peregrine paradise!

There's a hidden little gem of a waterfall here in SA that not too many know of... the waterfall may not be big but it's cut a deep gorge through a hillside with a couple of sheer cliffs either side! Perfect Peregrine real estate!! Before this weekend just gone I hadn't been to this spot for around 12yrs! When I used to go there the resident Peregrines would always give me a hurry up as I stood on a fair slope just above the sheer cliff on the opposite to where the birds nest! Always a little intimidating and nerve-wracking!
Happy to say the resident pair of Peregrines are still there and still as intimidating as ever!!
I find.. as a lot would I think.. BIF shots hard to get right! I took a fair few this session! Some of the more average shots had more action with the birds stooping at me.. but when they did that, I struggled to get good focus! Man their FAST!! These shots are of the more subdued "fly-by's" which allowed a better result!!
These birds are wonderful to watch... awesome creatures! They ooze... "I'm top of the food chain and I know it" qualities.... and I could watch them all day! 

Just cruising by berating me as she went!
You can see the power in these birds when viewed like this!

Stunning birds!

3 comments:

  1. THey do have attitude don't they?! Brilliant! Thank for sharing

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  2. Super flight pictures! Not easy to keep in the viewfinder and looking into the lens. Cool.

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  3. These photos are fantastic! Having only seen this amazing bird for the first time, earlier this year, I can really appreciate how powerful and beautiful they are. Thanks for sharing them and the story. Great to hear that they were still in the same area, surviving well obviously!

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