Saker, a falcon at the International Centre for Birds of Prey, Newent, Gloucestershire; 2 July 2014.

Quite a large falcon, similar in size to the Peregrine that we know in the UK, but distinctly larger than our Kestrel.

D700 with 70-300 Nikkor at 300mm; 800 ISO.


About Adrian Lewis
Photographer working in monochrome, colour and combinations of the two - with a great liking for all sorts of images, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous in my photography, trying new ideas and working in many genres. And I'm fond of Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.

6 Responses to ARCHIVE 263 – SAKER

  1. bluebrightly says:

    Wow, such an intelligent, presence, and, maybe because it’s captive, there’s a bit of softness in the expression, and it’s very appealing.


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Yes, real character, but your mention of softness is new and I search for that. And, when close in to birds or animals like this, I’m always very quiet, still and calm, making only the most subtle and quietest of sounds, if necessary, to draw their attention to me – they are the sorts of sounds that provoke an enquiring response, that provoke curiosity, rather than alarm, annoyance or fear – a relic of my days on safaris, I suppose.


  2. krikitarts says:

    Another great portrait. What a lovely bird!


  3. So beautiful!
    ❤️ 😉


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