A Nemesis Bird

During my recent trip to the Texas’ Gulf Coast, I was finally able to capture a few images of one of my nemesis birds … the Crested Caracara (Caracara cheriway). At the time this bird flew over, I was photographing other birds at the Leonabelle Turner Birding Center in Port Aransas. Fortunately, I looked up in time to see this colorful raptor and capture a few images before it flew out of sight. Here are a couple of images I captured:

Crested Caracara in flight

Crested Caracara in flight

A very colorful and beautiful bird!

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 7D Mark II body
  • Canon 100-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens
  • Handheld, with IS “On”
  • ISO 200
  • Aperture f/6.3
  • Shutter 1/800 sec.

 

 

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