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Copyright: Livio Soares de Medeiros (livios) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-03-31
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF75-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM, Hoya 58mm UV
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-03-31 12:05
Viewed: 4081
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Falconiformes
Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Polyborus
Species: plancus

These animals are quite resourceful, and when finding food will cleverly take full advantage of every opportunity afforded them.

In the wild, Crested Caracaras inhabit open brush lands. They can hunt insects and small animals. They feed mostly on carrion. Sometimes, the Caracara will visit carrion only for the potential to uncover insects in the carcass. Crested Caracaras will also harass other birds, even those as big as buzzards, until they drop their food for the Caracara. Their long talons aid the Crested Caracara in scratching the ground to unearth insects. Their long legs allow them to wade in search of frogs. These birds will also eat sick young livestock, turtle eggs, fish and even small turtles. Crested Caracaras make different sounds for alarm (shrieking), protest (repeated clucking sounds), and mating (repeated clicks ended by a drawn out trilling noise). During mating season, male Crested Caracaras will fight each other for females in mid-flight.

(Source: www.centralpets.com/animals/birds/raptors/rpt3037.html)

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-03-31 12:08]

Hi Livio,
very nice capture of the bird gliding effortless through the air. Beautiful details and colors. Very nice POV.

Hi Livio,
This is another lovely sharp flight shot, and a nice POV - just a shame about the "white sky." I've done a quick WS to bring out some sky detail - I hope you like it.
Regards, Nigel.

Hi Livio,
He looks great wing tip to wing tip. Excellent colors and detail in the plumage. Flawless composition and framing on the shot. Nice work!

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-03-31 13:32]

Hi Livio,
Beautiful. Excellent detail and colour, great composition, the neutral sky works very well.

Hi Livio ,
Amazing and marvelous motion capture. Well timed. Congratulations...
Ali Rıza

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-03-31 14:42]

Hi Livio
Yikes! It's coming straight at you. You must watch out for these birds...reading your notes about them 'cleverly take full advantage of every opportunity afforded them' you never know when they might be attacking you, taking a chunk out of your exposed head.
Great 'in flight' shot presented in a nice composition. The amount of space, you left at the bottom, adds height to the birds’ flight. The colours are great and the DOF is spot-on. The sky/BG is already mentioned so I'll ignore that further. The exposure was managed extremely well.
Great work and TFS.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-03-31 15:59]

See him soaring in the sky - super capture Livio, because he does look a long way away from you. He makes it look so easy too. Well done,

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-03-31 20:23]

Hi Livio,
Very nice capture of gliding bird.Good charpnes,details,POV and DOF.
Well done


Hi livio,
Good detail, colours and sharpness.
Composition and lighting are excellent. Good POV and framing.
Thanks for posting, have a great weekend.

Hi Livio, great shot, great colors and details, Excellent work. TFS Kyle

Hi Livio,
Nice work, great inflight. The POV and birds angle of flight make the shot. Well done!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-04-01 13:57]

Hello Livio!
Excellent in flight capture.POV,framing,details,colors,lighting
and composition are wonderful.TFS...:-)

Hi Livio

Great shot showing the large wingspan. I like the diagonal position in the frame. Good clear detail. Stands out well against the BG. Well done. :-)

Hello Livio!
Fantastic view! Excellent moment, colors, details and light. Wonderful POV! Brawo!

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-04-02 12:58]


Excellente capture Livio, félicitations pour l'éclairage et les détails.

Merci pour l'envoie.


Bonjour Livio
Très belle image de cet oiseau en vol.Très belle la composition et le fond du ciel fait bien ressortir l'oiseau.
Bravo et merci....JP

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