Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Monday, August 8, 2011

Air Force Falcon

The mascot at the Air Force Academy is the falcon, and they have several live ones. Here is a young one, on his trainer's hand. These are flash photos taken at night.
What amazing birds to see up close! And for more interesting sights, visit My World Tuesday.

20 comments:

  1. What beautiful, delightful birds, Al! You got such "up close and personal" shots! I love them! Hope you have a great beginning to your week!

    Sylvia

    ReplyDelete
  2. Gorgeous pictures of the falcon! A beautiful bird I think! :)

    And I like your flowers from the Botanic Garden, very lovely!

    And WoW- the lightning- absolutely gorgeous!! I know how difficult it is to fasten the lightning to the memory chip, but you've made it! Well done! :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Oh...noch ist es ein süßer kleiner Vogel....und er hat so ein tolles Gefieder....
    LG: Karin

    ReplyDelete
  4. These shots are simply wonderful!

    ReplyDelete
  5. The bird looks very serious, but cute at the same time.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Wonderful pictures -- their eyes are so intelligent looking! Must have been great to watch what I assume was a training exercise.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Aha, so that's why the bird is keeping still enough for you to shoot.

    It's a splendid picture.

    ReplyDelete
  8. wow..you got close! it's so cute and regal even if it's still small.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Isn't he amazing! Wonderful little falcon.

    ReplyDelete
  10. It is a beautiful bird. A wonderful mascot.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Al, that is one splendid little fellow.Seeing him like that is the next best thing to holding a wild youngster in your hands.

    Thank you for sharing the beauty and wonder with us.

    ReplyDelete
  12. This is an impressive photograph considering it was taken at night! The young bird is adorable but nonetheless shows its true hunter potential with its unyielding stare.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Do they also use them to keep the runways clear of birds?

    ReplyDelete
  14. An absolutely amazing bird photographed by an amazing photographer!

    ReplyDelete
  15. did I tell you my dad. his brothers and cousins were all called birds. Of course, the oldest one are bog fierce birds. The youngest is a sparrow. My Dad, the older pack is called falcon.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Al,
    Absolutely fantastic, photos!

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment - I love reading them and look forward to viewing your blog. If you only allow Google+ comments I won't be able to leave a comment in return.

Related Posts with Thumbnails