When I'm looking for peace, I always turn to birds. This is an old, old shot made in the film camera days that I've worked into a piece of digital art. It's an amazing American kestrel (Falco sparverius) sitting on a fence post near Saguaro National Park (at the time I made this shot it was only a National Monument - it only reached National Park status in 1994.) The fall colors made for a lovely background and the bird just sat there for me for about 20 minutes. I made the image shooting through my car window on the passenger side. It was a surreal moment and something I will never forget. It was the first kestrel I ever got close enough to - to make a picture and as luck would have it, I've never seen a kestrel this clearly since.