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Falco peregrinus

Falco peregrinus
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-04-01
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-12-09 2:44
Viewed: 3452
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Falco peregrinus Tunstall, 1771 Female
Peregrine Falcon

Falco peregrinus is a large falcon (length 38-35 cm and wingspan 89-100 cm) with worldwide distribution. Globally its population has been severely reduced due to the use of insecticides, particularly DDT during the decades 1950-70. It nests on high cliffs and It preys exclusively on birds.

In Cyprus it is a rare resident with small numbers visiting the island during migration. The Cyprus birds belong to the Mediterranean subspecies Falco peregrinus brookei Sharpe, 1873 (The underside usually has a rusty hue).

It is included in Annex Ι of the 2019/147/ EC directive, in Annex II of the CITES convention, as well as of the Bonn and Bern conventions.

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Beautiful image of the bird. good timing and excellent angle. good clarity. tfs.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-12-09 2:56]

Hello Christodoulos,
Brilliant sharp detailed photo of this Peregrine Falcon in flight. Unbelievable, the fastest bird in such a sharpness. Great DOF, composition and splendid natural colours.

Hello Christodoulos,
I wouldn't mind you telling me the secret but I think it will be about being ready and alert, about anticipation and perhaps a little bit of good luck as is the case with just about every good photo. Whatever, this is a marvelous image! I tremendously enjoy looking at it. Thank you for entertaining us in this way.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-12-09 3:08]

Hi Chris,an incredible view below the falco,what a beautiful capture,i can see the perfect flight position of this specie,i like a lot the legs position..ehehe.great details and colors in the best exposure.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-12-09 3:20]

Hello Christodoulos,
what a lovely capture of this Falcon. very good viewpoint to show the underside of this raptor, the details are so vivid and good composition too.Regards Siggi

Hello Christodoulos,
An amazing in-flight capture,excellent sharp details and clarity.
TFS and my regards_Joy

Very graphic capture of the underwings of this Falcon in flight, Chris.
I like the catchlight in its eye.
Thanks and regards.

  • eagleowl (243)
  • [2012-12-09 6:16]

Hello Christodoulos,
Brilliant sharp detailed photo of this Peregrine Falcon in flight.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-12-09 6:23]

Bonjour Christodoulos,
Happy to see that you are back! A fine shot of this flying Falco, a bird which we can see in my country too. You caught an excellent and dynamic pose, interesting to see all the details, like the way the bird holds its feet and patterns and dots of plumage.
Thanks and kind regards

hello Christodoulos,
what a lovely shot of in-flight Falco peregrinus. great sharpness and very perfect colour in a difficult light condition.
best wishes,

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2012-12-09 8:23]

Hola Christodoulos; una foto espectacular de esta bella ave, si es difícil tomarla posada ahora en vuelo es mucho mas. Muy bien congelada la imagen, excelente foto, luz y color y los detalles de la especie en vuelo son de lo mejor...saludos.

hello Christodoulos
super sharpness picture and great details
the colours and light are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

Hello Christodoulos,
A splendid species and very rare in my region....Remarkable capture. Outstanding composition, sharpness and fantastic details. Perfect WB and exposure. The contrast against the background is very nice. Amazing clarity and good details.
Have a nice week!

Ciao Christodoulos.
Complimenti per l’eccellente scatto e cattura di questo splendido esemplare di falco Pellegrino,grande nitidezza ed ottimi dettagli splendidi i colori naturali,molto bella .
Ciao Marco.
Grazie della tua condivisione.

Hallo Christodoulos
I don't think I have to tell you what I think of this super image as your images are ALWAYS great, ALWAYS beautifully presented, ALWAYS neat and tidy and ALWAYS a pleasure to look at and appreciate. The details you captured on this Peregrine Falcon's wings are exceptionally beautiful and I like this image a lot. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hello Christodoulos

WOW ! Great close-up in-flight shot of the Peregrine Falcon,
fine POV and framing, lovely light, great focus,
sharpness, and details, look at that feet WOW !


Hello Christodoulos
Fantastic capture of this Falco.Excellent close composition,wonderful colours and impressive sharpness.Amazing for the fastest bird.Congrats!
Thank You.
Have a good day!
Best regards

Giasou Christodoule
An exceptional image with excellent detail.
The light on the underside is superb bringing out all the detail. Perfectly focused.
regards yiannis

Ciao Christodoulos. Stunning details beautiful natural colours. Another masterpice MF!


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-12-11 1:36]

A superb in-flight capture of the Peregrine falcon Christodoulos!
You took this female with excellent light management and sharpness against a bright sky.
Thanks and best regards,

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2012-12-11 5:19]

Hello Christodoulos
Beautiful in flight capture.Good point of view and sharp image.Plumage detail is excellent.Colours are also very nice & also liek that catch light in the eye
TFS Michel

Hi Christodoulos
my favourite bird which I am monitoring here in Luxembourg since it return some 15 years ago
cracking picture with just perfect expo most probably due to bare ground reflecting light, here in Luxembourg with its dense vegetation it would not be possible to have such fine details from below

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-01-03 2:41]

Hello Christodolous
such a superb shot of the bird in flight, The feathers and details are splendid. Excellent view from below. The eyes are still intact.


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