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Peregrine Falcon


Peregrine Falcon
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Copyright: Angelo Nardo (nardophoto) (9824)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-04-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Canon EF-S 18-55mm F3.5-5.6, Digital ISO 400
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Falcons - II chapter [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-09-19 12:59
Viewed: 4664
Points: 8
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THIS FALCON HAS NESTED ON THE WINDOW SILL OF ONE WINDOW TO THE NINTH PLAN OF A PALACE. HERE THE MALE LOOKS AT ITSELF WHILE HE SUPERVISES ON THE CHICKS, PLACES TO ITS SHOULDERS BUT OUTSIDE OF FRAME. I HAVE PHOTOGRAPHED THIS FALCON THROUGH A HOLE GREAT HOW MUCH A CENT OF EURO PRACTICED ON ONE SHIELDED WINDOW IN ORDER NOT TO SCARE THE FALCONS.
Angelo



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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mi bastoni sempre e io non posso dirti niente perchè sei il mio maestro.

vabbè, ma siccome sono cattivo ti dico che un colpo di flash avrebbe reso più uniforme la luminosità del volatile ed il riflesso negli occhi avrebbe conferito loro maggior vita. ma eri sulla torre degli asinelli e quindi...

Bello, io non l'ho mai visto così da vicino!

Andrea

Bella immagine la composizione e il taglio sopratutto ciao gigicacco

un pellegrino "famoso",direi.
complimenti.
molto bello
G.

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