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Copyright: Livio Soares de Medeiros (livios) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 IS USM, Hoya 77mm UV
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Nature in Patos de Minas 3, Flying images 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-20 20:02
Viewed: 5184
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Falconiformes
Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Polyborus
Species: plancus

These animals are quite resourceful, and when finding food will cleverly take full advantage of every opportunity afforded them.

In the wild, Crested Caracaras inhabit open brush lands. They can hunt insects and small animals. They feed mostly on carrion. Sometimes, the Caracara will visit carrion only for the potential to uncover insects in the carcass. Crested Caracaras will also harass other birds, even those as big as buzzards, until they drop their food for the Caracara. Their long talons aid the Crested Caracara in scratching the ground to unearth insects. Their long legs allow them to wade in search of frogs. These birds will also eat sick young livestock, turtle eggs, fish and even small turtles. Crested Caracaras make different sounds for alarm (shrieking), protest (repeated clucking sounds), and mating (repeated clicks ended by a drawn out trilling noise). During mating season, male Crested Caracaras will fight each other for females in mid-flight.

(Source: www.centralpets.com/animals/birds/raptors/rpt3037.html)

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To claudine: The birdlivios 1 05-20 20:46
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Hi Livio,
You did so well to capture this image of the Caracaras in flight, I admire you for this. To me it doesn't come easy. It looks just superb against the perfect blue of the sky. Well done.

Hello Livios,
If I'm not mistaken, I have nver seen this bird before. I think that it has great colors and that you captured it with great skills. I liek this composition, POV and nice details on the bird! Thanks,

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-05-20 22:57]

Hello Livio

Excellent detail in this crested caracaras.The focus is very good with sharp details.The lighting is well handled,and the colours are lovely.I really like the pose you have captured.TFS


Hi Livio,
A great pose with the head cocked to the side. Great soft light and a spot on exposure. Beautiful colors and sharp detail in the plumage. Nice one my friend!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-05-21 2:41]

Hello Livio,
Very nice in flight capture.POV,momnet you caught,details and lighting are wonderful.

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-05-21 2:44]

Hello Livio,
Great composition looking down for prey with slight tilt. I like the color variation and the effect of backlighting. Well done. Regards,

selam livio; excellent shot of this bird on sky , good details presented , very nice blue BG and POV, well captured with splendid colours TFS

Well done! I've been chasing vultures around Central Texas trying to get a bird in flight shot. It's not very easy! :) Wonderful photo.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-05-21 8:30]

Hi Livio

This is another superb shot from you and a wonderful in-flight!
The pose in which you've captured this Crested Caracara is simply outstanding and the title of the opst really fits the action :)
The sharpness is just impeccable and the exposure is spot-on - giving you that charming blue sky as a BG.
Purely a Great shot!

Bravo and TFS

Hi Livio,
A wonderful in flight capture!
I like so much the pose of the bird catched, with the turn of the head down, just cheking out was is going on.
It's very good the composition made against the blue sky as background.
Great timing, focus and exposure choice.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-05-21 10:47]

Hi Livio,

A marvelous inflight shot! I love the position of the Crested Caracaras - looking down with the wings looking so graceful. Lovely colors, details and comp.


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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-05-21 13:13]

Ola Livio, exelente caracara, o ceu azul esta perfeito e o passaro muito bem focado e com uma boa nitidez..meu parabens

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-05-22 7:50]

Hola Livio,
una bonita captura, un cielo perfecto,
bello pov,
gran trabajo,

Now thats a bird in search of a meal, nice flight shot, good camera work!


Hi Livio,
Nice inflight shot of the caracara, once again the blue sky relally brings the subject out with full attention from the viewer. :)

Olá Livio.
Bela imagem, o fundo azul deu muito destaque na ave !
Parabéns pela captura .

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