This beautiful falcon is part of the Raptor Project
. She is injured and can no longer live in the wild. The lighting was very bad (indoor, artificial) so I relied on high ISO settings to get a decent shutter speed (no more than 1/200 on each photo). Noise was reduced with Define 2.0Third Place in #Birds-Club Endangered Species contest!
The Aplomado Falcon is classified as endangered in the United States (not worldwide). It was considered extinct in the US in 1951. Reintroduction efforts are currently underway in Texas.
Waterman Conservation Education Center
Apalachin, New York
Canon 5D / EF 70-200 F4 L IS USM
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