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Peregrine Falcon

Peregrine Falcon
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Copyright: Razvan Zinica (zetu) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-01-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40d, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM, Jessops UV 77mm
Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-01-22 23:34
Viewed: 2384
Points: 24
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The Peregrine Falcon has a body length of 34 to 58 centimetres and a wingspan of around 80 to 120 centimetres. The male and female have similar markings and plumage, but as in many birds of prey the Peregrine Falcon displays marked reverse sexual dimorphism in size, with the female measuring up to 30 percent larger than the male.Males weigh 440 to 750 grams and the noticeably larger females weigh 910 to 1,500 grams; for variation in weight between subspecies, see under that section below.
The back and the long pointed wings of the adult are usually bluish black to slate gray with indistinct darker barring (see "Subspecies" below); the wingtips are black.The white to rusty underparts are barred with thin clean bands of dark brown or black.The tail, colored like the back but with thin clean bars, is long, narrow and rounded at the end with a black tip and a white band at the very end. The top of the head and a "mustache" along the cheeks are black, contrasting sharply with the pale sides of the neck and white throat.The cere is yellow, as are the feet, and the beak and claws are black.The upper beak is notched near the tip, an adaptation which enables falcons to kill prey by severing the spinal column at the neck. The immature bird is much browner with streaked, rather than barred, underparts, and has a pale bluish cere and orbital ring.

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very good shot, against the strong light a fine performance, beautiful photo!
regards Razvan

Hello Razvan
Wery good pic whit perfect focus and sharpness,excellent light balance and fine compozition and colors,beautiful species.-Congratulations
Best regards

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2012-01-23 1:02]

Buna Razvan,
Excelenta fotografie a soimului calator, ocazie rara sa -l vezi, dar sa mai si fotografiezi!Felicitari!
Numai bine,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-01-23 7:53]

Very nice in-flight of a Peregrine, Razvan!
Excellent clarity and exposure.
Thanks and best regards,

Salut Razvan,
O captura interesanta si extrem de rara cel putin pentru mine care nu am intalnit specia in natura.
Culorile si detaliile reusite avand in vedere ca pasarea este in zbor.

Buna Razvan,
Frumoasa captura in zbor realizata cu detalii excelelnte si claritate buna. Felicitari!
Numai bine,

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2012-01-23 10:31]

Hi Razvan
looks very whitish to me, almost like a northern Peregrinus

very interesting shot.

Hello Razvan,
A Good capture of the falcon in flight. Good detail against the BG. This is only my own opinion, it lacks a bit of sharpness. Never the less, you did well.
Best regards,

Cioa Razvan. Impressive realistic pic.


Hallo Razvan,
a beautiful capture of this interesting bird of prey, good sharpness and splendid natural colours, a very nice dynamic composition
Best regards

Excellent capture, very nice shot!!!

Thank you for your kind and nice comments!!! Greetings.

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