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Falcon


Falcon
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Copyright: Michael Porterfield (mporterf) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 74 N: 84] (673)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-13
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Trip to California
Theme(s): Birds / Aviones [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-08-04 9:06
Viewed: 3308
Points: 5
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Adult falcons have thin tapered wings, which enable them to fly at high speed and to change direction rapidly. Fledgling falcons, in their first year of flying, have longer flight feathers which makes their configuration more like that of a general-purpose bird such as a broadwing. This is to make it easier for them to fly while learning the exceptional skills required to be effective hunters as adults.

Peregrine Falcons have been recorded diving at speeds of 200 miles per hour (322 km/hr), making them the fastest-moving creatures on Earth.

As is the case with many birds of prey, falcons are renowned for their exceptional powers of vision; one species has been found to have a visual acuity of 2.6 times that of a normal human. [wikipedia]


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Excellent capture, sharp details and splendid colors, very beautifull bird,
TFS,
Nikos.

Hi Michael,
I love the close capture and the eye contact with this wonderful bird. But the exposure of the photo is too bright causing a lot of areas to be over exposed. With such a bright light you could have better used a CP filter and checked your histogram after the first shot.
TFS,
Niek

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-08-06 18:10]

Hello Michael,
A very beautiful bird indeed, just a tiny bit overexposed due to the full sun, but still a nice photo with wonderful detail. TFS.
I love to view live falcon web cams, it is really neat watching the young grow up right in front of your eyes.
Ron

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