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Falcon with dinner

Falcon with dinner
Photo Information
Copyright: Jan Smith (lovenature) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 987 W: 52 N: 1787] (6391)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 30D, Canon EFS 17-85 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-09 18:40
Viewed: 2975
Points: 24
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Prairie Falcon

This Prairie Falcon just caught his dinner. If you look closely you can see it tucked in around the Falcons feet. The Falcon just took off from his rocky perch below him. He must have already captured his dinner and was deciding on where to eat it.

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oscarromulus, jmirah, angybone, jcoowanitwong, mvdisco, dew77, mlines, RubyJazz has marked this note useful
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Hello Janice,
It is always nice to see situations like this in the wild!
Action is well captured, and presented in this fine composition...
Good colours and details!
Pablo -

Tante grazie per il tuo commento alla mia foto, le tue foto di natura sono anche esse molto belle.
Sopratutto i paesaggi della tua splendida terra cosi' ricca di montagne foreste e laghi, stupendi.
Un risentirci presto, cordialita' Pierdamiano

Janice, my dear neighbour,
It's the "baby" season. It's taking the snack "home".
Lovely image of the eagle with the wings spread out like that. You have become quite an artist.
Best regards,
P.S. Our furnace has been working for the last two days.
It's COLD.

These inflight shots are hard to get - very good one! Wonderful composition and interesting POV. I feel like I"m there with you. Great shot.

Hi Janice,
An excellent capture incorporating an action photo into an outstnding BG...Beautiful colors and fantastic POV...Well done...


Hello Janice,
Nice seeing this falcon with wings spread out. POV and composition are great. Sharp with great color clarity.

Hello Janice,
Beautiful catch of this falcon, nicely composed and beautiful colors , Excellent point of view, Well done..

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-08-14 23:08]

Hello Janice,
Excellent in flight capture.POV,moment you caught,lighting and composition are wonderful.Have a great day!

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  • mlines Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)
  • [2007-08-23 18:40]

Hi Janice. You did well to get this clarity of the bird in flight. The blue sky has some slight noise the same as i get quite often, unsure how to fix it. Good cropping. Murray.

Great capture, very good POV, shrap and beautyfull colors.

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  • Sayre Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 44 W: 2 N: 30] (164)
  • [2007-09-18 20:40]

That is an extremely short lens to have caught such a great picture with! I've tried with a 200-500mm lens to get pictures of a "working" falcon and have still only gotten specks in the picture. With them being able to see their prey 6 miles out, and their speed being so fast - they are extremely hard birds to photograph. My hats off to you!

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  • sily Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 6 N: 395] (1934)
  • [2007-10-17 13:33]

Hi Janice,
This must have been a hard shot to make but it's very good, amazing moment and I really like it!
PS.sorry for not replying at once,I've been busy, school is on...

Hi Janice,

Lovely shot and even more great with the meal tucked in the falcon's talons! :D
I have looked at quite a few of your photos and they are all amazing.
You truly do have talent!

Thanks for sharing ( And critiquing ;))
Ruby :)

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