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Late in the afternoon

Late in the afternoon
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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: 2006-04-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF75-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM, Hoya 58mm UV
Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-04-09 18:31
Viewed: 4980
Points: 55
[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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To aido: The bird's legslivios 1 04-10 11:28
To Janice: The bird's legslivios 1 04-10 11:27
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Hello Livio,
Excellent inflight mf. You have very good sharpness, detail, color, DOF, POV and wonderful warm light..I like way you've placed in the frame as well. Lovely job.
Very well done!

What a beautiful picture. The contrast with the background is a bit soft. I guess it wasn't very sunny ?

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-04-09 19:22]

ello Livio,
wonderful action shot, I love the way the sun highlights the wing. Nice sharpness and wonderful POV.

Hi Livio,
This looks excellent! I think the late afternoon sun was excellent here. Exposure is spot on, with excellent colors and very good detail.
Flawless composition and framing on this shot. I think it looks great.

Hi Livio

I love the light reflecting from the feathers in this shot. Well done on a super in-flight shot. Big tick here! :-)

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  • Scott Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 227 W: 0 N: 356] (1752)
  • [2006-04-09 20:59]

Large bird in flight, I know how difficult they are to capture, well done .........

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  • BeBe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 123 W: 0 N: 253] (931)
  • [2006-04-09 21:35]

Hi Livio good shot of the Caracara, I like the ligth of the backgroud, Juan

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-04-09 21:41]

Hi Livio
Very well done with this Caracaras in flight. I must say you did quite well with the PP, but you left a hint.
This composition is great and with the clouds in the BG one really gets the feeling that you are up there soaring with the bird. The colours are rich and the DOF is excellent showing wonderful detail on the bird. The BG is marvellous and the exposure was perfectly done capturing the nice sunny highlights on the left wing.
Good work and TFS.

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2006-04-09 22:43]

Hi Livio,
Excellent shot! Perfect timing, very good details and great colours, well composition.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2006-04-09 22:47]

Hi Livio!

Good picture. Focus is good, exposure is excellent. There is beautifull clouds in the BG. And I like the balanced composition.

Good shot and TFS.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-04-09 22:51]

Wow, Livio. What a sharp in-flight shot of the beautiful caracara.
Great POV showing both the top and the bottom of the wings, and also the tail feathers all spread out. Very dynamic and fantastic light. TFS. ; )

Excellent inflight shot! wonderful pov.
Great job...

It's a great capture, you show him off very well. It does look so good up there flying so feely. Well done,

But Livio, what is that between the bird's legs? Is it holding something? Or did you brighten the bird?

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  • ele Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 93 W: 15 N: 15] (382)
  • [2006-04-10 1:44]


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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-04-10 3:55]
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Hi Livio,
A beautiful shot, lovely POV and framing. Excellent detail and colours but as Janice said there seems to be a bright spot of sky between his legs.
Great shot.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-04-10 4:34]

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

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-04-10 5:40]

Hello livio, amazing capture inflight. Lighting, colors and details are great. We can see the position of feet, it's interesting. Best regards, Didier.

Well caught, good detail and exposure.


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  • TPAKT Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 97 W: 21 N: 20] (89)
  • [2006-04-10 12:39]

Privet Livio.
Despite of remoteness - such high quality. It is pleasant to a photo.

Hi Livio,
I have a very busy couple of days. But I can make just enough time for a quick visit to TN.
Great capture, thanks for posting. Have a great week.

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-04-10 14:50]

Hello Livio , A Great action shot ,beayutifull colours ,pov dof sharp warm light ,good job ,tfs ,Greetings Teunie .

bonito é pura poesia em movimento! Tudo perfeito! Bonita perspectiva, cores, composição, detalhes, luz....
Thanks Ana:)

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  • pompey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 4 N: 746] (2774)
  • [2006-04-12 13:52]

Hi Livio,

You seem to have got even better in my absence, this one is a cracker.
So sharp.
Thanks for sharing.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-04-13 6:46]

Excellent shot Livio. Very well composed and sharp focus. Well exposed and good POV. Well done & TFS!


Bonjour Livio
Tres belle cette photo et la composition est jolie. Pas facile d'obtenir l'éclairage parfait pour ce genre de photo. La tienne est très nette et on voit bien la tête de l'oiseau.
Bravo et merci....JP

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-04-17 12:41]

fantastic capture Livio,
the shot is fantastic, the pov is great, the details are super, this is a good shot, my compliments for it,
gr. jaap

Excellent sharp details Livio.
The light is perfect and the shot is well composed.

Very nice capture of this caracara, I really like the framing on this shot, the exposure is very nice. Well done Livio. :)

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