David Alaniz Photography

Natures turn…….

Crested Caracara

Late one day I decided to take a quick trip to Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge.  Traveling along the back roads I try to focus farther out.  This allows me to scan both sides of the road many times with out swinging my head side to side.  Plus it makes for a safer drive.  Seeing the Caracara from a distance I was able to slowly approach with my camera out the window and ready.  After taking a lot of shots it became a waiting game.  Who was going to flinch first.  He did and flew away from me.  Oh well, there is always another day.

Nikon D4, 500mm, f/6.3, 1/6400’s, Ev -1.67, ISO 320


4 responses to “Crested Caracara

  1. Doug Haass October 23, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    Nice! Good clean shot. Cool looking birds. I captured my first one scanning the side of the road after leaving Brazos Bend SP one morning; like you, heading down a back road instead of my usual main drag home.

  2. Lyle Krahn October 24, 2013 at 12:00 am

    It is a bit of a dance sometimes! That’s a great looking bird – I’ve never seen one of them.

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