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Crested Caracara

It’s been a long time since I’ve ventured out to enjoy some nature. On the way to Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge I spotted this Caracara. The clear blue sky didn’t do anything for me so I added some texture.
Nikon D4, 500mm 1.7tc, 1/1000, f/6.7, ISO 200


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