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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
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF75-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM, Hoya 58mm UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-05-09 23:15
Viewed: 4490
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I've been away from TrekNature because I'm really busy. Anyway, as soon as I have some free time, I intend to be back in a regular basis.

ISO 200 was used in the image.

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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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-05-09 23:48]
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Hi Livio
Wow, what a blue-blue sky and a lovely crested caracaras specimen to fill it. This photo has amazing visual impact.
Great composition, stunning colours, amazing DOF with very sharp details, and the lighting/exposure was perfectly controlled.
Very well done and TFS.

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2006-05-10 0:13]

Bela imagem, Livio! Gosto muito da exposição, com a luz atravessando as pontas das asas. A saturação talvez esteja um pouco além da regulagem do meu monitor, mas nada tira a beleza deste vôo! Linda foto!

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-05-10 1:33]

Wow ! What a wonderful and interesting bird in flight that you have very well captured ! Congratulations Livio and thanks for sharing.

PS : Too busy, I know this ;-) Nice to see you back.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9100] (31094)
  • [2006-05-10 3:18]

Hello Livio!
It is very nice to see new photo from you my friend! Lovely blue sky and great bird. Pose is perfect, he is hunting I thing. Details are very good, I like bright head and tips of wings also.

Hi Livio,
Great blue sky in flight. Composition is good and you have good strong colours in this image. Exposure looks a little hot on the wing tips but I guess you have to trade off exposure with these backlit shot.

as a good painting my friend,
a fantastic shot, great pov and a fantastic composition, fantastic sharpnes, great job my friend.
gr. jaap

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2006-05-10 5:31]

Hello Livio, very well composed, and the details, sharpness and lighting are excellent. TFS

Good to see you (briefly) back on TN, so many older members seem to have dissapeared.
I hope you can get back on a regular basis soon.

Nice shot of the caracara in flight. Great sky colour and this provides fantastic contrast for the bird.

Hi Livio,
Nice inflight mf. I like the azure blue sky here..
Great POV, details, and framing also..

Also great you found some time to post again, I know how it is :)
Well done!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-05-10 7:34]

Good to see you again Livio, I have missed you.
Very blue sky and your bird looks very golden. It must be super weather over there, half the world away! Great flying shot, well captured,

Hi Livio,
Excellent flying shot. BG, framing, light, POV and nice colors are wonderful. Congratulations...
Ali Rıza

Hi Livio, Excllent shot, Great photo of a perfect colors, BG, POV, details, great work, TFS Kyle

bonjour livios
bel oiseau ,le ciel bleu nous permet de bien voir les details et les couleurs des plumes.
beau cliché.

So glad to see you back posting Livio :)
I was thinking about my new Brazilian friend the other day, considering writing you to see where you went? Anyway very nice underside inflight shot considering that the lighting is most the time on top of the subject making it difficult to photograph. You are the Dude! :)

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-05-10 18:57]

Bonjour Livio!

Félicitations pour cette belle capture les détails sont parfaits.



Hi Livio,
Excellent in-flight on this soaring Crested Caracaras. Nice colors and detail in the plumag, and that blue sky is amazing. This looks great!

Hi Livio!
Fantastic shot. Full of details, nice colours. Very well composed.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-05-22 8:32]

Hello Livio,
Nice to see you back:)Wonderful action capture,vivid colors,lighting and BG are excellent.

Hi Livio

Lovely shot showing the wingspan of this beautiful bird. Stands out well against the clear blue sky. Nice one! Thanks.

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