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Peregrine Falcon

Peregrine Falcon
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Copyright: Miles Herbert (CaptiveLight) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 435 W: 61 N: 232] (969)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon 100 - 400 L USM IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-20 14:00
Viewed: 3032
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Peregrine Falcon, Falco peregrinus, photographed at a private collection of Birds Of Prey near Southampton. This is Meg, also known as "Mean Meg" due to her bad temper, especially when there is food around. Peregrines are well known for their aggressive ways, and, for falconry, are often cross bred with other Falcons to try to make them a little easier to handle and train. During the course of this shoot Meg managed to bite her handler quite severely, where Falcons have a "tooth" built into their beaks, she is quite easily able to draw blood and cause a nasty little wound.

However, she looks absolutely beautiful and is a perfectly designed killing machine in the air...

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-06-20 14:19]

Hello Miles,
Brilliant photo of this Falcon. Super sharp, great composition, DOF and colours. Good POV.

Wow, she DOES seem to ooze a LOT of attitude in this picture. You seem to have captured her very essence.

Good picture.

TFS, warm regards, Kiran

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-06-20 15:52]

Hi Miles,

A great portrait,with very nice color,teh eye contact is super,well done and tfs


Hi Miles,
An outstanding portrait of the fastest animal on the planet. Great quality soft light, and a spot on exposure. The colors and detail in this are exceptional. I like you choice of composition and framing. Beautiful OOF backround. I did one of these a while back that had a OOF fall forest for a backround.
"Mean Meg" looks stunning.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-06-20 22:19]

Hola Miles. Photo very very sharp. Exelent colors and nice pose. I like the way this "Halcon" is looking at you. Saludos Luis52.

Hi Miles,
a fine portrait of this beautiful bird with nice compo and POV.
THe exposure and sharpness are spot on.
Good DOF, the birds standout well.
Great work.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-06-21 2:58]

Wow, Miles... Sooo sharp...
And great POV and eye contact.
Peregrine falcons are really gorgeous, aren't they?
You are lucky to get to see one up so close.
TFS. : )

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-06-21 3:53]

Hello Miles,
amazing capture!!!!!
Very, very sharp and very detailed with beautfiul colours.
Brilliant DOF and composition.
I also love the POV...very menacing!! :))
Well done,

Hi Miles.
Amazing detail, stunning portrait of her. Everything spot on, detail, colour, DOF, pin sharp. Those eyes are amazing looking straight at you.

New Zealand

Flawless portrait! Kudos! BR Klaus

Wonderful, great light. Very sharp! Good shot.

Hello Miles,
Beautiful portrait.
No doubts.
Do like those amazing eyes....
Well done

Nice shot. Good composition.

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-12-19 14:48]

Hi Miles, a fine and beautiful portrait of this hansome Peregrine Falcon. Perfect pov and excellent composition, great focus detail and sharpness. Good light and excellent light and reflections in those beautiful eyes. Great colour depth also.

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