Golden Watch

Equipment Info
Canon Canon EOS-1D X
679936/65536 sec. / ISO 640
State/Province/Region
Pennsylvania
Notes

Photographed with a Canon 1D X using a 600mm IS II lens and 1.4x TC (840mm) on a Gitzo tripod with a Wimberley mount. My settings were f/5.6, 1/1250 sec and ISO-640.

Description

In the golden hour before sunset the ever vigilant Eastern Peregrine Falcon is keeping watch over her brood. From this vantage she has been guarding both the female who is still in the nest as well as a fledgling on the other side of this cliff. I had the rare privilege of watching this family at a naturally occurring cliff eyrie in PA that had decades before been occupied by the now extinct Eastern Anatum species. This unparalleled success story of species reintroduction has now also resulted in Peregrines finding those nests on their own, as I discovered this past spring. I sat dressed head to toe as well as fully draped in camouflage and hiding on a higher ledge about 60 yards away to prevent disruption. June 16, 2016

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Date Added
January 4, 2017
Date Taken
July 4, 2016

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