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Southern Crested-Caracara

Southern Crested-Caracara
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Copyright: Ricardo A Palonsky (RAP) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-08-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot Pro1
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Predaceous birds - Aves predadoras [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-08-28 8:08
Viewed: 4886
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
The Southern Crested-Caracara (Polyborus plancus) is natural of America, is bird is from the south of the United States of North America until the Tierra del Fuego in Argentina.

Both genres are of appearance and so large similar. With a length of 50 to 64 cm, and a weight of 0.800 kg to 1.6 kg.
On the head it has a crest. In the adults the crest is brown dark, brown or pale neck, the chest and the back is yellowish with shells or spots dark brown color and the rest of the body is brown dark.
The pens of the tail and the primary ones are clear with dark lines or cross-sectional shells, finishing in dark edge. On the dark plumage, its white throat stands out. Tip of robust appearance, as much in young people as in adults.

From the eyes to half of the peak, including the wax, it is of pink color a orange.
The rest of the peak is color discovered bone and of skin. The jaw superior she is wider, it releases and curved downwards.
The superior jaw finishes in an end pronounced in hook form. Both nasal orifices can to distinguish to half of the peak, still in the pink part, of the superior jaw.

It is a sedentary species, moving apparently according to the abundance of food. Of relatively solitary habits, usually is seen frequently it in pair, even until in small groups of 3 or 4 of them. More numerous groups usually they are when they are eating.

The life in pair is worthy of best novels. Once they are joined they do it for all the life. If they are a new pair, they construct both between the nest, and if no, they look for its old house and they accommodate it for the occasion.

They are fed mainly on carrion (they ingest dead animal meat), complemented with small vertebrates rodent, rats, cuises, vipers) including fish and invertebrates (slugs and insects).

(Translate of Babel Fish)

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Very colourful looking bird, I'm sure I can see your reflection in it's eye! Good note.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-08-28 8:39]
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Nice work Ricardo! Original and interesting POV, I think the light works well too. How close were you? The note is very informative. Well done.

¡Trabajo Ricardo de Niza! Pov original e interesante, pienso los trabajos ligeros bien también. ¿Cómo cerca estaba usted? La nota es muy informativa. Pozo hecho.

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  • Ninfa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 112 W: 3 N: 204] (747)
  • [2004-08-28 12:27]
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Hola mi estimado Ricardo, que gusto disfrutar de tus fotos :) Qué hermosa ave, el plumaje luce esponjoso o tal vez debido a su modo de vida el esté muy bien alimentado, los detalles del pico y de su boca captan la atención, muy bien capturados, el ambiente de la iluminación bajo el cual lo captaste es encantador, casi siento que puedo acercar mis dedos y tocar ese blanco plumaje. Saludos Cordiales. *Ninfa Urania*

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2004-08-28 12:56]
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Nice one Ricardo,
Good capture here, very good colours, alittle bit backlight, but I like the photo, very good note, well done

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2004-08-28 13:00]
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Very unusual POV on this raptor, Riccardo. Overall, very pleasing, but your focus is on the gape, not 100% on the eye. Also, f8 or smaller is required to get bill tipp to back of head in focus, f3.5 was too shallow. The "wax" is called the "cere" in English, as the 'gape' is the reach of his mouth - into the corner of the opening.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2004-08-28 14:37]
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A nice shot.
Nice composition and a great low angle.
A great note too,very good work.
Well done.

Una foto muy bonita. Me gustan las fotos con luz en posición comprometida y este hecho convierte este disparo en una foto muy buena.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2004-08-29 6:20]
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What a great macro shot with this head, Ricardo, very great note too, beautiful colours, sharp and clear!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-01-01 7:45]

Hi Ricardo.
Happy New Year and best wishes for 2007.
Amazing POV and magnification. Perfect colour palette and details. You managed to cope with difficult lighting nicely. Cropping and composition are very nice too.
TFS and see you soon.
Yours Alexei.

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