Striated Caracara, by TheaL
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TheaL has produced a marvelous capture of a Striated Caracara, a falcon that is native to islands of the South Atlantic, including the Falklands. This particular example was photographed at the the Hawk Conservancy Trust near Andover, Hampshire. Thea has done brilliantly in capturing the falcon's momentary pose, with one wing extended to fill the lower right of the frame. Although Thea has cropped the frame, she has also posted the original un-cropped version that reveals just how close in she was able to be in the first place. This was thanks to a lens at 400mm focal length, which equates to 640mm with her Canon EOS-7D, quite a magnification to keep steady and sharp. The Striated Caracara is a beautiful falcon and Thea has done brilliantly to convey this beauty to the viewer.
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DPNow.com Picture of the Day, Thursday - 11th November 2010
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Barr1e Re: DPNow.com Picture of the Day, Thursday - 11th November 2010
A much deserved POTD.
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Pops Re: DPNow.com Picture of the Day, Thursday - 11th November 2010
Magnificent bird superbly captured... (more)
TheBull1875 Re: DPNow.com Picture of the Day, Thursday - 11th November 2010
Fully agree, lovely picture.... (more)