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I was treated to a spectacular display of air superiority the other day at the wetlands in Florida, and was lucky enough to witness a Peregrine Falcon on a successful hunt. I had never seen Peregrines in these parts before, so hopefully this is a sign of more to come! I was shooting another bird altogether when something whooshed over my head, only four or five feet above me. Expecting it to be one of the fearless back vultures, or maybe another heron, I looked up, only to see something small and fast disappearing into the distance. A few shots at 500mm were nothing special, but they allowed me to confirm that a Peregrine Falcon was in these parts, and now I was ready.

Staying in the same area I was scanning the distance, hoping for this individual to come back, and maybe 15 or 20 minutes later I got my wish, and some awesome shots as well. Upon reviewing them, the Purple Gallinule looks to be already dead, or at least seriously wounded. I think that the initial strike was probably on that first fly-by. Maybe the falcon was letting the prey expire without any risk to itself, or maybe it worked its way free of the talons in its final struggle, but the falcon was not about to give up on this meal, and circled back for take out! Enjoy!

































Feb 25, 2020 at 02:21 PM
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FHal11 wrote:
I was treated to a spectacular display of air superiority the other day at the wetlands in Florida, and was lucky enough to witness a Peregrine Falcon on a successful hunt. I had never seen Peregrines in these parts before, so hopefully this is a sign of more to come! I was shooting another bird altogether when something whooshed over my head, only four or five feet above me. Expecting it to be one of the fearless back vultures, or maybe another heron, I looked up, only to see something small and fast disappearing into the distance. A few shots
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Being at the right place and at the right time! Wonderful shots and series!



Feb 25, 2020 at 02:33 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Peregrine Falcon Hunting Purple Gallinule


These are all fantastic! Killer Really great job getting super sharp images in nice light and documenting something I have never seen photos of before. You have my vote for sure!


Feb 25, 2020 at 02:33 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Peregrine Falcon Hunting Purple Gallinule


Peregrine are fasts killer's, this scene is amazing !


Feb 25, 2020 at 02:43 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Peregrine Falcon Hunting Purple Gallinule


Great set Frank ~ Ron


Feb 25, 2020 at 02:55 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Peregrine Falcon Hunting Purple Gallinule


Great action sequence!

Dave



Feb 25, 2020 at 04:11 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Peregrine Falcon Hunting Purple Gallinule


What a wonderful sequence and captured really well! YGMV, too, Frank!


Feb 25, 2020 at 04:56 PM
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Two of my favourite birds in the same frames shore gets my attention, particular when the images are this good Frank.

Terrific action set,

Morris



Feb 25, 2020 at 05:35 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Peregrine Falcon Hunting Purple Gallinule


What an opportunity!! Great job capturing the action.

TFS
Geoff



Feb 25, 2020 at 06:15 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Peregrine Falcon Hunting Purple Gallinule


Great action


Feb 25, 2020 at 06:18 PM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Peregrine Falcon Hunting Purple Gallinule


Dramatic sequence, beautifully captured. I voted.


Feb 25, 2020 at 07:21 PM
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Nice shots!


Feb 25, 2020 at 07:27 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Peregrine Falcon Hunting Purple Gallinule


What a story these shots tell. And the color on the gallinule is amazing.


Feb 25, 2020 at 07:43 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Peregrine Falcon Hunting Purple Gallinule


Great action sequence! I really like the first image-beautiful background and what a menacing presence.

Chris



Feb 25, 2020 at 07:58 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Peregrine Falcon Hunting Purple Gallinule


Excellent catch of a great action

Raz



Feb 26, 2020 at 03:30 AM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Peregrine Falcon Hunting Purple Gallinule


Awesome peregrine behavior sequence !!! 👍👍


Feb 26, 2020 at 05:51 AM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Peregrine Falcon Hunting Purple Gallinule


fantastic sequence. Voted

Amit



Feb 26, 2020 at 07:05 AM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Peregrine Falcon Hunting Purple Gallinule


This is just a fantastic series ! YGMV
Gary



Feb 26, 2020 at 08:55 AM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Peregrine Falcon Hunting Purple Gallinule


Impressive work on your part Frank. That is some really great IF photography to track the Peregrine and get these results! Really an exciting event, Gallinule is so colorful.

Excellent and yes you also earned my vote

Karl



Feb 26, 2020 at 10:18 AM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Peregrine Falcon Hunting Purple Gallinule


Amazing sequence. Don't think much will stand against this one :-)


Feb 26, 2020 at 10:37 AM
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