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Copyright: Akif Aykurt (Raptorman) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 649 W: 11 N: 1065] (10388)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Canon 300 4.0L
Exposure: f/4, 1/2000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Falcons - III chapter [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-07-18 1:34
Viewed: 3291
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Peregrine Falcon
Lt : Falco peregrinus brookei ( Middle East Subspecies )
Tr : Gökdoğan

The Peregrine Falcon has a body length of 34–50 cm (13–20 in) and a wingspan of around 80–120 cm (31–47 in). The male and female have similar markings and plumage, but as in many birds of prey the Peregrine Falcon displays marked reverse sexual dimorphism in size, with the female measuring up to 30 percent larger than the male. Males weigh 440–750 g, and the noticeably larger females weigh 910–1500 g; for variation in weight between subspecies, see under that section below.
The back and the long, pointed wings of the adult are usually bluish black to slate gray with indistinct darker barring (see "Subspecies" below); the wingtips are black. The underparts are white to rusty and barred with thin clean bands of dark brown or black. The tail, colored like the back but with thin clean bars, is long, narrow and rounded at the end with a black tip and a white band at the very end. The top of the head and a "mustache" along the cheeks are black, contrasting sharply with the pale sides of the neck and white throat. The cere is yellow, as are the feet, and the beak and claws are black. The upper beak is notched near the tip, an adaptation which enables falcons to kill prey by severing the spinal column at the neck. The immature bird is much browner with streaked, rather than barred, underparts, and has a pale bluish cere.
Source : Wikipedia .

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The young brookei! Yes.

Hello Akif,

A beautiful shot of this Peregrine Falcon. Very nice diagonal composition. Beautiful lightfall, so in front of this bird. Razorsharp, Good POV, DOF and BG and a interesting note. Thanks for that.

have a nice weekend and TFS BOB

Molto bello e così anche la composizione che è fantastica! Complimenti!

Ciao e grazie, Emanuele

döktürmüşsün yine Akif. eline sağlık, harika bir çekim. o klasik duruşu harika yakalamışsın. açı ve kompozisyon netlik gibi çok güzel. selamlar.

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-07-18 5:37]

Merhaba Akif,
Çok güzel görünüyor. Arkadan çekime rağmen tüm detaylar mükemmel. Eline sağlık.

Akif merhaba,
Nefis bir kare. Çok asilgörünen bir kuş. Kuru dalları fotoğraflarda hep sevmişimdir. Nefis bir estetik kazandırıyor fotoğrafa. Eline sağlık. Selamlar.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-07-18 10:57]

Hello Akif,
Excellent photo of this Peregrine Falcon. The light is very beautiful. Great natural colours, also in the BG. Very good sharpness and details. POV, DOF and composition are fantastic.

On the road now with slow connection. Just marking up the best ones this time.

Akif merhabalar,
ben bunu görmedim harikja tür harika kompozisyon vede fotoğraf kutlarım

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