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(Falco columbarius)


(Falco columbarius)
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Copyright: Jose Diogo (josediogo1958) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 494 W: 27 N: 1837] (11747)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-02-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: canon 1 dx mark 2, Canon 500mm f4 L IS, Canon Extender EF 1.4x II
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-02-05 15:58
Viewed: 1460
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Esmerilhão, The Merlin (Falco columbarius)


today I went to Tejo Estuary Nature Reserve... mainly to observe because it was a cloudy afternoon... I have to thanks the cooperation of this rare visitor,rare wintering in Portugal...after all is better go :)...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merlin_(bird)

picture taken from the car...

Exposure Time: 1/1328
F-Stop: f/5.6
ISO Speed Ratings: 1000
Focal Length: 700/1 mm

H Exposure Time: 1/1328
F-Stop: f/5.6
ISO Speed Ratings: 1000
Focal Length: 700/1 mm

Exposure Time: 1/1328
F-Stop: f/5.6
ISO Speed Ratings: 1000
Focal Length: 700/1 mm

Thanks for viewing... Best wishes.

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An excellent lights and high POV captured and also warm colours and details well done JOSE DIOGO

Hello Jose

Excellent photo of the Merlin, fine POV obtaining his glance on you,
beautiful soft light, excellent focus, sharpness, and details, TFS

Asbed

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-02-05 19:48]

Hello Jose,
Looks like your trip to the nature reserve paid off nicely with this beautiful shot of a fine looking Merlin Falcon. It is always a great feeling to be able to photograph something unexpected and looks like you did just that. Congratulations!!
Ron

Ciao Jose, great capture of fantastic rapax in nice pose, beautiful light, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Jose
Nice lonely bird.
Biswarup

Hello Mr.Jose,
Beautiful picture with excellent sharp focus and natural colour.I like its BG.Well captured.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,
Srikumar

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-02-06 8:34]

Hi Jose,it turn the head in the right way and moment for the best pic.A great capture of this falco,the detail and the colors of plumage are magnificent despite the difficult light,very well done! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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