Another shot of the NZ falcon – soaring… Really, really fast – this was snapped at 1/8000th of a second. Trying to track and shoot something moving that fast was a bit of a challenge, but very satisfying.
Well on her way to a full recovery and a return to life in the wild. What an amazing creature!
Most of my flight images were pretty much rubbish. These birds fly at speeds up to 250 kilometres per hour, so catching them, focussing on them, is near impossible even with the new 70-200mm lens along with its 2x extender. And, full disclosure, I took this one into photoshop because the sky was nearly blownContinue reading “Flight of the Falcon”
Ozzie – one of the inhabitants of the Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre just outside Rotorua. This was the highlight of our weekend away, exploring the lesser known attractions of Rotorua, best known for its geothermal activity, bubbling mud and various ‘cultural’ attractions geared more to emptying your wallet than cultural exposition or realContinue reading “New Zealand Falcon”