Where: Shenandoah National Forest, VA • Hawksbills Mountain
Equipment: Canon EOS D20 with 100-400mm Zoom L Series Lens with Image Stabilizer at 340mm with 2X converter • Manfroto Tripod • 3' shutter release cable
Exposure: Shutter Speed = 1/400 • Aperture = f 18.0 • Exposure Mode = Manual • Lens (Focal) Length = 680 mm (340 mm w/ 2X converter) • ISO = 800 • Aprox. Distance = ~120 Feet • Date Shot: 06-25-06
Notes: These three females are part of a relocation program at the Shenandoah National Park which began working cooperatively with the Center for Conservation Biology at William and Mary and Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries to boost Peregrine Falcon populations in the Virginia Mountains. There are five total birds released this year, 4 females and 1 male. All five were seen near the summit where they were released at Hawksbill Mountain near mile post 47 on the Skyline Drive.
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