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New Zealand Falcon

New Zealand Falcon
Photo Information
Copyright: Thorsten Mueller (thorstenphoto) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 12] (72)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-03-07
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/350 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-04-20 1:00
Viewed: 3414
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The New Zealand Falcon or maori: Kārearea, [Falco novaeseelandiae], is New Zealand's only endemic falcon and the only remaining bird of prey endemic to New Zealand.
I took this photograph with a standard zoom lens. I was lucky as I could get as close as about 8m to the bird while crowling slowly on the bushy ground. Usually you would need at least a 300mm lens as the bird doesn't really like us sniffing arround to close.
Picture taken at Mt. Somers, Canterbury, South Island New Zealand

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What an unusual POV you have for the raptor. Good composition, sgharpness, detail and clear BG once again.

Hi Thorsten
very nice indeed
a bit sharpeneing in photoshop would be welcome, I suppose you lost a bit of sharpness by downsizing

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-04-20 8:26]

Beautiful Falcon in good composition and fine background. tfs.

Bonjour Thorsten,
Agréable valorisation du sujet dans son environnement mais le cadrage me semble un peu trop large pour apprécier pleinement la finesse des détails.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Great pov of this falco, nice photo.


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