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juvenile Peregrine Falcon

juvenile Peregrine Falcon
Photo Information
Copyright: Tom Conzemius (pirate) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-05-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, 100-400L is
Exposure: f/8, 1/45 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-18 4:48
Viewed: 4505
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This picture of a juvenile Peregrine taken during a nest control is dedicated to all the people worldwide engaged like me in the survey and protection of Birds of prey and owls.

This note is the abstract of a paper published last year pointing out the positive population trend in Luxembourg

Regulus Wissenschaftliche Berichte Nr 21, 2006

Abstract: The comeback of the Peregine Falco peregrinus as a breeding bird to Luxembourg
by Conzemius Tom
The population of the Peregrine in the 19th and early 20th century is estimated at about 10 pairs. Last breeding occurred in 1960 with 3 pairs. In 1964 no Peregrine was found anymore until its comeback in 1998 when 3 pairs were breeding again in Luxembourg.
Since 1998 the numbers are steadily increasing reaching 14 territories with 8 breeding pairs in 2005. 1 pair is breeding since 1998 on a highway bridge, one pair occupied a schist quarry for 2 years, and all others are breeding in Luxembourg limestone cliffs.
There is a direct competition for breeding sites between Eagle owl Bubo bubo and Peregrine and both species show positive population trends.

fthsm, vanderschelden, Argus, SchwebagMike, falke, CeltickRanger, Jamesp, Matt-Bird has marked this note useful
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  • fthsm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
  • [2007-08-18 4:51]

Excellent photo and more important is you excellent job.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-08-18 4:55]

Hi TOM. I like the way he is looking out at you from behind the bush.very good eye contact. with fine detail and colour. a nice POV. very well done TFS. good notes too.

Compo, sharpness, exposure, POV,...well done

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-08-18 7:19]

Hello Tom,
Great shot of a juvenile Peregrine of high technical quality in a fine composition in natural surroundings.
Good to know that conservation measures of this fine species of falcon are having positive results.

Salut Tom,
Eng excellent Foto, Focus just ob der rischteger Plaatz.
Bescht Greiss, Mike

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  • falke Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 153 W: 18 N: 479] (1863)
  • [2007-08-18 9:44]

Wow, Tom! This is amazing... I just love the look in the eye.

It makes me so happy that you too is involved in this work... :O)

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-08-18 11:31]

selam , excellent shot and very good composition nice pov and bg with splendid colours.good details presented
Well done !
Regards ridvan

bonjour Tom

j'aimes le cadrage faite cette photo
et aussi tout ses herbes et feuilles
qui donne une mabiance de son mileu naturel

et suprbe regard de la part de ce jeune faucon



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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-08-18 22:00]

Hello Tom

I had one of these guys on my house a couple of months ago.I did not get very good photos because it was on top of my 20m tower.It was keeping an eye on my bird feeder.It dove for a pigeon but the pigeon escaped.I am glad to see they are making a comeback in Luxembourg.Wonderful sharpness and detail ,the eye is wonderful.Ontario now has 78 known breeding pairs up from 57 in 2000.TFS


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-08-18 23:22]

Hi Tom

Great POV and excellent focus, centred on the head and eye.


Hi Tom,
A good photo well presented and nicely composed. I like the shy feelong created by the falcon being half hidden. Well seen and photographed,

hi tom,

super sharpness on the falcon himself between all his environment!great pose great pov!
don t forget to forget your picture storage card to go out for the survey of the peregrine,so you will be sure to see them!;-)

Excellent capture Tom .

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-10-06 14:55]

I missed this one ! Well done Tom, on that Falcon. It looks like he's playing with you. Good composition, very sharp with a great exposure. Well done,


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