Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) in flight

by Ting - Fremont/SF Bay Area Jerry

peregrine falcon falco peregrinus in flight seeking critique ting fremontsf bay area jerry

Gallery: 2007

Tags: seeking critique

Category: Wildlife

Published: Sunday 11th of March 2007 03:00:52 AM


Jerry Ting - Fremont/SF Bay Area
The Fastest Bird "The peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus) is the fastest living creature, reaching speeds of at least 124 mph and possibly as much as 168 mph when swooping from great heights during territorial displays or while catching pry birds in midair." I guess I was lucky to get a shot like this. He was really charging in the air and trying to catch a dove.

Juan De Santa Anna
Great shot Jerry!! I know how fast these guys are...most people don't get to see them...let alone get a shot like this one!! Again congrats!! Juan

Xiang Gao
Very nice work. Xiang Gao

Ray Yeager
Great catch! You had perfect timing. Just watched a documentary where a small camera was attached to a falcon. It was clocked in a stoop at over 200 mph.

Robert Becker
Jerry, This photo is fantastic. Words cannot describe your talent with a camera. Just curious, how many shots did you take before you got one that was this good? Regards, Robert

Dieter Schaefer
Congrats on this capture, Jerry. I am amazed that you can capture this with a 80-200 lens. Did he get the dove? I have been told by people observing a peregrine hitting a dove in mid-air but haven't been lucky enough to see it myself. Regards, Dieter

A.K. Sircar
Jerry,you have captured a mini-jet fighter in flight with very good exposure and light. Wings akimbo,claws withdrawn,eyes glistening- a marvellous capture.Kudos!

Dan Goldman
i'd love to see one of these birds in person, let alone get a picture of it! So, did he get the dove (did you get a picture of it?)?

Shai Simonson

Jerry -


That is an amazing shot.  I am looking for a peregrine falcon shot for a book that I am publishing with the not for profit MAA (Mathematical Assoc. of America).  In one chapter I compare a skydiver to a falcon, and I was hoping to use your image with permission and acknowledgment.


Please contact me.

Jerry Ting - Fremont/SF Bay Area
The Fastest Flying Bird (Peregrine Falcon) I am not making this up. Peregrine Falcon is the fastest flying bird in the world. This shot is not as sharp but I am still happy about it. Thanks for viewing.

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