Photographing peregrine falcons was long on my bucket list. I had seen them at different situations, but never managed to get a good photo opportunity. A couple months ago, while in Southern California for business reasons, I got some free days and I tried my luck.
There was a place at the coast where peregrine falcons could be watched and photographed from a good distance. While getting nice shots when a bird is perched is one thing, but capturing the fastest animal on the planet inflight was a pretty difficult task. After some time, I knew their moves and flight manoeuvres, so I could anticipate how their flying would be.
This is a shot where the peregrine falcon dives down along the coast with incredible speed. It is truly amazing to watch these raptors in action. I hope to be back in summer to see the peregrine fledglings in action and the midair food exchange.
GREAT SHOT !! To get this super shot you must have been shooting at high shutter speed and at “Continuous High” on your camera. I’m still working on my bird shots.😊