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The Merlin and its prey.

The Merlin and its prey.
Photo Information
Copyright: Asbed Iskedjian (CeltickRanger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3415 W: 71 N: 9937] (37400)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-03-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5100, AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2014-03-08 10:30
Viewed: 1541
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends, this photo of the Merlin with its prey
was taken this morning in front of our house but in
our immediate neighbours side. Here is from
our neighbours stairs.

I have 2 other photos in the WS.

Photo WS1 : Photo shot from our stairs.

Pjhoto WS2 : Photo shot from our neighbours stairs, in front it is our stairs.

1/125s f/5.6 ISO2000 85mm (35mm eq:127mm).

from the All About Birds website

« A small falcon of northern forests
and prairies, the Merlin is the least
well-marked of the American falcons.
It is becoming a regular breeder
in urban areas.

Breeds in open country from open
coniferous woodland to prairie,
occasionally in adjacent suburbs.
Winters in open woodland, grasslands,
open cultivated fields, marshes,
estuaries, and seacoasts. »



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  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-03-08 11:26]

Hi Asbed,a different pic in your gallery,too easy talking about the mouvements,but maybe much distant,great situation and the usual perfect quality,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-03-08 11:36]

Hello Asbed,
A really neat and educational shot of what happens in Nature daily, but is not often recorded by a lens. From the looks of all those plucked feathers, the Merlin must have captured this unlucky bird quite some time before you started to photographed it.
Outstanding focus allowing us to view this feeding action in excellent detail and beautiful natural colors. The Merlin is definitely a gorgeous raptor. Awesome shot!!

  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-03-08 12:08]

Hello Asbed,
Fantastic photo of this Merlin with prey. Superb clarity and colours. Excellent sharpness, details and composition. Exciting moment to see this bird in action.

Hello Asbed,
Excellent picture of this Merlin with its prey.Using 85mm lens the way you presented such great details and depth picture is really amazing.I like it.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice Sunday,

Ciao Asbed, great capture of lovely merlin and its poor prey, wonderful colors, perfect focus, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Asbed,
An outstanding catch and nicely exhibited the theme with great details.
Best regards.......Joy

Hi Asbed,
照的清晰 很漂亮的老鷹
顏色鮮豔華麗 角度清新也很特別
光線亮麗 整體清楚 神態自然
把血腥都融化掉 很棒的作品 令人激賞不已
構圖美麗 背景深遂

A great documentary value of photography, capturing the moment when this little hawk devours its prey. Cleverly, take the figure of bird of prey; upward and to the center, allowing you to show from the center to the lower right corner the way the feathers are arranged discarded. Congratulations also to the sharpness with which you portrayed the animal.

Hernán Bortondello

Hello Asbed
Wonderful capture with great detail and very perfect colour.
Great angle you chose to capture this great image.
Best wishes,

Hallo Asbed
Wow what a striking image!
Everything in this image is either good, just pretty, eye-catching or just excellently captured. I can only but sing my praises. I like it a lot. Let me repeat! A LOT Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

  • Great 
  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2014-03-11 5:03]

Bonjour Asbed,
Une "prise" importante pour toi et le rapace aussi! Un superbe document. La lumière est bien gérée, la netteté aussi. Merci pour toutes les images, aussi celles du WS.

Bonjour Asbed,
Très belle et très réaliste scène de la vie sauvage magnifiquement restituée.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Bonjour Asbed,

Les branches cadrent bien l'oiseau. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs Du Faucon Émerillon. La bonne luminosité rehausse les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


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