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Falco vespertinus male

Falco vespertinus male
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-03
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-12-01 5:32
Viewed: 6355
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Falco vespertinus Linnaeus 1766. Male.
Red-footed Falcon

Falco vespertinus is a small bird of prey of the family Falconidae.
The adult male is all blue-grey, except for his red undertail and legs. The female has a grey back and wings, orange head and underparts, and a white face with black eye stripe and moustaches. Young birds are brown above and buff below with dark streaks, and a face pattern like the female.
It is found in eastern Europe and Asia. It is migratory, wintering in Africa. It is a regular wanderer to western Europe. It main prey is large insects, but it will also take small mammals and birds.

In Cyprus Falco vespertinus is a common passage migrant in spring and autumn. It is more common during the autumn passage.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-12-01 5:39]

Hello Christodoulos,
By far the most beautiful photo of a Red-footed Falcon I've ever seen. Another masterpiece.

Excellent portrait of falco!

Ciao Christodoulos, great capture of lovely falco in superb pose, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

hello Christodoulos
This is a super good picture with the very good details (red feet)
Great sharpness and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hi Christodoulos,
Splendid photo of this beautiful Bird, great sharp and colorful details, TFS!

Hello Christodoulos,
Another very good captured! very well exposure, excellent details sharpness and beautiful contrast against the sky,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice afternoon,
Best Regards,

what a magnificent creature, just look at those eyes and feet, matching. I have never seen one of these before, thank you for sharing.

Another day I am thankful off work, sipping my coffee and just taking in such beauty. Great capture my friend.

Another excellent capture of a bird of prey,
TFS, Ferran

Majestic posture. Brilliant light and colours.
Excellent photo with fantastic detail.
regards yiannis

Hi Chris, Wow what an impressive POV and a majestic pose of this fine Red-footed Falcon Chris, impeccable sharpness and splendid feather texture, superb lighting and lovely saturated colours, great stuff here my friend and very well done,
Best regards,


Hello Christodoulos,
He is absolutely wringing his neck to give you his best pose. And what a beautiful image!!! This is a winner! Well done.

handsome male, greetings Ori

Ciao Christodoulos. Excellent contrast and brilliant colours. The best light.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-12-01 13:16]

Hello Christodoulos.
Beautiful photo of this Falco. Excellent patterns in the plumage. Great POV and composition.
Best regards Siggi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-12-01 15:29]

Magnificent pose and great capture another time,top quality sharpness,colors and light balance,i never seen this bird live,it's very interesting.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Another great shot of your falcons. Never seen this one in nature...


An amazing shot, I love this shot. Techically perfect and so beautiful. Just stunning, well done


απολαυστική καταγραφή, τα χρώματα την απογειώνουν!
καλή σου μέρα Χριστόδουλε

Bonjour Christodoulos,
Très belle posture du sujet sous un très bon angle de prise de vue avec une formidable opposition sur l'arrière-plan.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Christodoulos,
Great pose of the Falcon captured in splendid sharpness and detail. Beautiful colours, glint in the eye, POV against the blue BG. Well done.
Best regards,

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-12-02 8:27]

Hello Christodoulos,
great capture of this beauty by a splendid POV! Great sharpness and detail, perfect light and natural colours, nice contrast with blue background.
Very well done!

Realmente impresionante, con sorprendentes colores y magnífica luz.
Saludos Christodoulos: Josep Ignasi.

Hello Christodoulos,
Spectacular capture with great focus and very good clarity.
Wonderful contrast against the blue sky.
It is a interesting bird of prey with brilliant colors.
The composition and POV are outstanding.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-12-03 3:55]

Hi Christodoulos,
Excellent portrait of a beautiful bird. Gorgeous light and colours with excellent detail and perfectly sharp photo.
Have a good weekend
Regards Jiri.

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2011-12-04 7:55]

Beautiful specimen, expertly captured. Well done! Ishi

very beautiful exemplar, excellent capture, perfect focus and details,

congratulations Chris,

ciao, tino

Hi Christodoulos,

The wire is helping to frame the bird. The point of view is showing with precision the details and colors of the Red-footed Falcon. The morning light is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.


Amazing bird shot you have here, Christodoulos. The spotless blue sky exposed the plumage details really vivid in the frame. Top drawer capture and thanks for sharing.

Hello Christodoulos

Great close-up photo of this species of Falcon,
with fine POV, beautiful light, great focus
sharpness and details, TFS


Hello Christodoulos
An impressive view of this Red-footed Falcon. He's giving you an interesting pose showing his feet and beak. Beautifully captured and TFS.

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