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It's always worth getting out (7 images)

I'm beginning to realise this. Last night was a dismal forecast, but I decided to go out and find a dismal crag on a dank moor as a photographic challenge. As usual, other opportunities appeared, making the little walk worthwhile.

They are clear felling the forest of poor quality Sitka


This is the area I meant to try and capture - "The Wilds of Wanney":



This Peregrine's dinner meant there were falcons about


So, on the walk back in along the foot of the crag I was able to watch four Peregrines (2 adult, 2 Juvenile) flying around and posing. The light was dire by now, so the shots are poor.



And finally a glimps of daylight through the Sitka:
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Re: It's always worth getting out (7 images)

Great little set makes you think maybe I should be out trying.
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Amazing pictures, I wish there was someplace like that close to where I live that I could just walk to it >.<
I may just have to go stay a week at my parents' house and get out and try and find some pictures to take.
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Re: It's always worth getting out (7 images)

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Amazing pictures, I wish there was someplace like that close to where I live that I could just walk to it >.<
I may just have to go stay a week at my parents' house and get out and try and find some pictures to take.
Thanks - I did have to drive for 10 miles to get to the start of the walk though, it's the price I pay for living near the pubs
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Thanks - I did have to drive for 10 miles to get to the start of the walk though, it's the price I pay for living near the pubs
Ha, well it's not that bad, the closest I have is about, ehh, 20-30 miles away to get within walking distance, unless I wanna be on someone's private property and get the police on me >.<
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Re: It's always worth getting out (7 images)

It just goes to show, there are always shots out there, the skill is in spotting the possibilities.

Th legs shot is my favourite, nearly monochrome but with the vibrant yellow rings.
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Re: It's always worth getting out (7 images)

You're right, John, there's always something. And you always seem to make the most of it!
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Re: It's always worth getting out (7 images)

Cheers all.

I'm going to get back out to the bit where the peregrines hang out when the light's a lot better.

I'm not sure birdwatching-photographing-wise whether it's better to go out very early, mid morning, afternoon or evening. Any of you experienced birders know about falcon behavior? This family seem to be 2 adults and juveniles that I assume they'll be 'training'. I'm guessing early to mid morning would be a good time, but I'd like to get another better shot of one standing on the crag. Obviously it'd be better if they haven't disappeared off on a hunting trip.
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