Title: Peregrine Falcon

Capture Date/Time: February 6 2010 15:37
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S Zoom-Nikkor
Focal Length: 70mm
Aperture/Shutter Speed: F/6.3 - 1/160 sec
ISO: 200
Flash: None

This bird was hanging out on my balcony for well over an hour just looking me right in the eye. It didn't even flinch when I took out the camera!

15 commentsAdd yours

03.05.10/08:44 AM db said:

That's an awesome shot.

03.05.10/09:56 AM wvallen said:

hahaha that is awesome!

03.05.10/10:27 AM Elliot said:

That's a peregrine falcon, btw. They've adapted quite well to urban/suburban environments.

03.05.10/11:02 AM John said:

This is fantastic.

03.05.10/11:12 AM vanou said:

Wow, what an incredibly lucky shot!

03.05.10/09:15 PM rian said:

now how lucky can you be?! :D very nice shot.. :)

03.08.10/09:08 PM tam said:

oh he/she is beauutiful! it's left foot is cold too.

03.13.10/02:24 PM ana said:


03.18.10/01:10 AM Ed said:

Incredible shot. I am so impressed that the falcon stayed long enough for you to get the camera set up and take the shot. Has it come back since then?

03.24.10/03:05 AM martin said:

Stunning shot, love the framing..

05.08.10/03:08 PM Anne said:

Wow! Very cool. I've seen them grabbing pigeons for lunch, but never up close like this.

06.19.10/11:49 AM Mary said:

What a beautiful bird and photo. You were really lucky to have him there for that time and to be able to get the photo.

10.23.10/01:28 PM adam said:


02.01.11/09:02 PM Anthony said:

Very cool capture.

02.19.12/06:06 PM Karl said:

Very rare moment yet captured :)
I wish I could be just like you!