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Peregrine Falcon

Peregrine Falcon
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Copyright: Pierre Heimann (heimann2) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 10 N: 494] (4536)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Minolta 5D, Sigma 170-500mm f/5-6.3 AF APO Ultra DG
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Switzerland [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-06-12 3:08
Viewed: 3540
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Falco peregrinus - the peregrine falcon is not too common in Switzerland, so I was very happy to see a pair during my holyday in the west of our country (Jura). It was very cold, my fingers were very rigid and the birds flew fast - so the picture is not really sharp. I cropped it and sharpend it a bit.
Hope you like it.

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Nicely picturized. Look my work also.

I'm gonna give you a big smile for this one. We have a family of these birds here in Wales and when you do see them it's only a glimpse. Note to everyone: Peregrine Falcons are the fastest bird of prey. They kill other birds by knocking into them at incredible speeds. The birds either die instantly or fall to the ground in shock, I'm not sure which. We found a dead pigeon in one of our garden's trees recently. Pierre: I dunno how you managed to capture this, but well done.

Nice action shot, Pierre.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-06-12 7:44]

Hello Pierre
nice in flight capture.Sharp image with excellent detail.
TFS Michel

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