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Peregrine Falcon

Peregrine Falcon
Photo Information
Copyright: Angelo Nardo (nardophoto) (9824)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-02-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Sigma 100-300 f/4 EX HSM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Falcons - II chapter [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-09-21 13:16
Viewed: 4532
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

En. Peregrine Falcon, Da. Vandrefalk, Du. Slechtvalk, Fi. Muuttohaukka, Fr. Faucon pèlerin, Ge. Wanderfalke, It. Falco pellegrino, No. Vandrefalk, Sp. Halcón común, Sw. Pilgrimsfalk

The Peregrine is a big and powerful falcon, with the larger female looking impressively deep-chested. They generally look dark above and pale below, and fly with quick shallow wing-beats. The thick black moustachial lobes aren't easy to see but the upper chest often looks distinctively white from a distance. The long pointed wings and short broad tapering tail produce a characteristic 'anchor' shape.
Breeds on sea cliffs, mountain crags and inland quarries. Winters on moorland, marshes and estuaries.
Peregrines breed widely in Europe, especially in mountainous or coastal sites. Some pairs breed in 'daft' sites such as at Aviemore (Scotland) and Ronda (Spain) and others nest where observation points have been set up for the public to enjoy them, such as at Rishworth Quarries near Huddersfield, England.
5,600-6,100 breeding pairs across much of Europe but notably absent from the Baltic States and Belarus. Spain, Britain and Turkey have the largest numbers.
(from: birdguide.org)

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A beak with a moustache...unseen!:-)
Great bird, great portait.

Angelooooo, ma come hai fatto a fare un primo piano al pellegrino?????
La foto è perfetta, nitida e l'occhio è incredibile.


hi angelo
formidable,l'eclat dans l'oeil la netteté les couleurs.tout est parfait.bravo

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2006-09-21 17:19]

Angelo.- Bella foto de este Halcon Peregrino, al parecer esta en la hora de la comida. Saludos Luis52.

Hi Angelo

Great image. Perfect catchlight, great pose, lovely colours. Excellent OOF BG. Very nice work. :-)

Good morning Angelo,
A wondeful portrait of this fantastic bird.
The details are nice, clear and sharp.
Good colours, lighting and exposure. The POV is good.
Well composed and well framed.
Thanks for posting, have a great weekend.

Hi Angelo,
This is an impressive portrait of this beautiful bird. Details are clear and sharp with great exposure and very nice composition. He seems like being ended a good lunch :) TFS,

Bellissimo ritratto Angelo, complimenti !!
Nitido e pulito.
Ha veramente un piumaggio stupendo ( cuoricini sul petto !!). Non lo sapevo così ben vestito !

Bellissima foto bel detaglio sguardo incredibile e bella definizione. Complimenti ciao gigicacco

ritratto da manuale

Bella foto. Era in un centro di recupero?
Belli i colori e la nitidezza. Bravo e fortunato.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-09-26 10:04]

Muy bonito retrato con excelente POV, agudeza y colorido como puntos fuertes de la escena, además de un gran trasfondo difuso que realza la silueta del ave.
Me agrada el encuadre elegido así como los detalles del plumaje.
Bravo Angelo!.
Saludos... Ricardo

Very beautiful portrait with excellent POV, sharpness and coloring as strong points of the scene, besides a great background diffuse that enhances the silhouette of the bird.
I like the elected framing as well as the details of the plumage.
Bravo Angelo!.
Saluti... Ricardo

very nice close up, TFS Ori

this is my favorite species
good photo good focus
what do you think about the pelican on my page?(fishing pelican)
your job is a job i wanted to do as i was young!!!


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