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Young Peregrine

Young Peregrine
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Copyright: Akif Aykurt (Raptorman) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 649 W: 11 N: 1065] (10388)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Canon 300 4.0L
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Falcons - II chapter [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-10-18 9:36
Viewed: 3708
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A Little gift to Peter Bagnall ( Heyshamite ) Young or immature Peregrine Falcon ( Falco peregrinus ) Tr: Gökdoğan at Datca Peninsula , Mugla ,Turkey * There are 19 regional variants (subspecies) of peregrine falcon worldwide. They vary considerably in size and color. Like all falcons, peregrine falcons have long, tapered wings and a slim, short tail. In North America they are roughly crow sized, ranging in length from between 36 and 49 cm in males and 45 to 58 cm in females. Wingspan varies from 91 to 112 cm. They weigh an average of 907 g. Like most birds of prey, female peregrine falcons are slightly larger than males. They are typically 15-20% larger and 40-50% heavier than males. Peregrine falcons have slate and blue-gray wings, black bars on their backs and pale underbellies. They have white faces with a black stripe on each cheek and large, dark eyes. Young birds tend to be darker and browner, with streaked, rather than barred, underparts. Plumage doesn't vary seasonally. (White et al., 2002) * Source : Animal Diversity Web

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2007-10-18 10:01]

hi akif,
great flight picture.very nice details and xcellent composition,

Hi Akif,
This is such a great flght photo of this incredible bird. Good composition and POV,
Well Done
Nick :-)

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-10-18 10:36]

Wonderful falcon! It great to catch it in its flight with wonderful sharp and detail

Hello Sir!
A great flight picture.The subject is very sharp and brilliant colurs.Well suited Bg.TFS

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-10-18 11:38]

merhaba akif bey; guzel atmaca fotosu net ve renkli bir sunum tebrikler

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-10-18 12:48]

What a shot of this Peregrine!!
+++ Excellent sharpness for such a fast-flying bird! Great details and patterns... the under-side is very pretty. Great composition, POV and pose.
--- Nothing ;)
Very well done Akif,

Hi Akif
Really nice action shot!

Hello Akif,

What a fabulous shot! The falcon is incredibly sharp; its feather markings, head and feet are very detailed and the colours are well-saturated! Super composition!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-10-18 16:09]

Hola Akif,
espléndida captura,
sensacional foco y pov,

Hi Akif,
I am looking forward to getting the Peregrine as it is a beautiful looking bird!!!
Great picture of my favourite specie. Not easy to take but you have got it spot on.
Your birds appear to be darker coloured than ours in the UK. This one has just been feeding judging by the chest colour.
Well done and thanks for the mention.
Best wishes,

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  • arunk Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 26 W: 0 N: 19] (272)
  • [2007-10-19 5:58]


Good picture and Very sharp picture

Arun krishnaiah

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  • krall Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 190 W: 0 N: 47] (1286)
  • [2007-10-19 6:16]

:)) Abi ne diyim ki ben şimdi..

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-10-19 11:58]

Hello Akif,
The fastest bird in the world photographed by you with such a sharpness is a masterpiece! Incredible! Perfect details and colours. Excellent composition.

merhaba Akif Bey,
döünüşüm muhteşem olacak demişmiydin :) hatırlamıyorum ama muhteşem bir kare. eline sağlık, Yavruvatan'dan selamlar.

hi akif,
an awesome in flight shot with absolute perfect sharpness !
fantastic details of its markings, perfect exposure, a nice catchlight, great pose. and a very clear blue BG.
an excellent compostion !great work.
TFS - carole

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-10-19 21:37]

Hi Akif
What a nice in flight capture.Excellent POV and perfectely sharp image whit great details.Beautiful colors , the sky is very nice.I also like that catch light in the eye.Congradulation.
TFS Michel
Sorry pts tomorrow

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2007-10-21 23:52]

Hi Akif
great capture with perfect light and exposure paired with great sharpness a good compo and a lovely catchlight

Great shot of this young falcon.

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  • Sayre Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 44 W: 2 N: 30] (164)
  • [2008-06-27 13:21]

What a truly magnificent capture! Great sharpness and detail. Nice POV too.

  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-07-29 9:21]

Akif Selam,
Muthis olmus! Bravo

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