27 May 2013

Wild Peregrine Falcon in flight

One from my Malham Birds Photography Workshop at Malham Cove in the Yorkshire Dales. These wild peregrines will come remarkably close. Capturing these birds in flight is a real challenge, but with strong sunshine (and a perfect blue sky behind) I was able to use reasonable ISOs and get around 1/2000 second which proved invaluable in getting sharp shots.

The pair have 3 chicks, one of which was very well developed and was already exercising its wings around the nest. Malham is a great place for wildlife photography - green woodpeckers and little owls are regularly seen at the Cove, and at Gordale you can watch dippers and wagtails just metres away...

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