Episode 11 – Concerning Buzzards, Part 1

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ISO 100 – F5.6 – 1/500

With spring in swing, summer on its way, and a new lens, I was keen to capture more of the buzzard I had camped out to shoot in Episode 7. I knew where and when to find it but approaching its perch I was never able to stealthily approach before it spotted me and subsequently flew away. However, I was rewarded with a few seconds of opportunity now and then and it was on one such morning I was able to capture a few shots of the buzzard in flight at a relatively low height.

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ISO 160 – F5.6 – 1/500
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ISO 200 – F5.6 – 1/500
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ISO 200 – F8.0 – 1/500

I had also discovered another ‘hangout’ for one of the buzzards, which was a short ride from where I volunteer. This particular one I stumbled upon by accident and didn’t really take much notice of it as I looked through my lens; from behind as it flew away it looked like a crow or something. It wasn’t until it actually turned around in an arch and looked at me that I discovered it was one of my buzzards!

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And on a different occasion, a different buzzard (I look at their wing tip feathers to try and discern) swoops over head.

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ISO 100 – F8.0 – 1/2000

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