Style1½ inches thick (3.75 cm) Product Details Artist grade canvas, archival inks, wooden stretcher bars, and UVB protective coating
AvailablityUsually ships within five business days. ArtistEd Bonkowski Platinum Member CollectionAnimals
Description The Red Tailed Falcon photograph was taken on Sunday 11-29-2009, at 1018 hours, about one mile North of Bush Highway on Highway 87, in Arizona. (Nikon D-700, D-SLR, 12MP, 1/2000 sec, F 3.5, with both Spot Metering and Focusing, ISO 320, with a 70-200mm 2.8 G VR ED Zoom, 14 Bit RAW) The Falcon was sitting on a cactus on the west side of the road while I was traveling north. I drive about three miles before the first turn around. I didnt think he would still be on the cactus upon my return. To my amazement, he was. I took a couple of landscape shots with him sitting on a cactus. He flew off to my right rear area. I noticed he didnt go high in the sky. I thought he might have landed somewhere on the lower landscape area, so I put my car in reverse and drove backwards on the shoulder about three hundred feet. There he was, sitting on a bush. I stopped my car and rolled down my rear window. I took a few shots while sitting in my front seat, leaning backward, pointing my lens through the rear passenger side window to obtain the shot. My lens read the distance from my location which estimated him thirty feet away. He looked at me for about five seconds and flew off. The soft light from the sun coming through the clouds above me, gave the Falcon the perfect light. To the north, the backdrop behind the Falcon, was darkened from the rain clouds. This was the closest I have gotten to this animal to date.
Ed Bonkowski, Mesa Member Since September 2008 Artist Statement The duality of my life is intimately expressed through my photography. As a nineteen year veteran in the State of Arizona, I create a balance through constant and vigilant service to the community with my photography. Seeing the world through my lens, creates a captivating display of natures most treasured gifts and the choices we all can make to view our lives and it’s surroundings in this beautiful, original way. My spiritual conviction is nurtured by recognizing, “life is but a fleeting moment and when I am able to capture just a little bit with my mind's eye through the lens of my camera; share it’s striking beauty with the world, I am truly doing my job as a human being.”
Catalog Details Product No 2709209 Subjects Style Medium TagsBonkowski, Ed