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Caracara Cheriway 1

Caracara Cheriway 1
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Copyright: Ricardo Tames Vargas (RII) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG Macro, Kenko Skylight 1-A
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): 40 - 49 Points (Chapter 12) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-10-28 23:38
Viewed: 8636
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
Caracara Cheriway

Kindom : Animalia
Philo : Chordata
Class : Birds
Order : Falconiformes
Family : Falconidae
Scientific Name : Caracara Cheriway (Miller, 1777)

Diagnóstic Description : It measures 61 cm. and weight 1 kg Is relatively great, with the neck, the more or less long wings and legs. In the adults the crown (even the short crest) is black; the rest of the head is white, and acquires black fastening with bars in the neck and black solid in the body and the wings becomes most of. The fastened with bars white patch slightly is fastened with bars with black in primary the external ones, and the tail is white, fastened with bars, with the black terminal band and widens. The rainbow is coffee; the face is naked and the wax is of orange to red. The tip is whitish and the legs are yellow. The immature units are similarities, although much more opaque, generally more coffee; the chest more or less is listed instead of fastened with bars.

Hábitat : They prefer the abiertas areas, savannahs, pastures, areas of culture, charrales, beaches and edges of deciduos and evergreen forests.

Reproduction: Its nest is an open framework and voluminous made of small sticks, straw and stems of rush, usually located at the top of a palm or tree of small leaves. They put 2 or 3 eggs (rarely 4) white, dimmed with different tones from coffee, and profusely stained with darker coffee. They reproduce of December to March. In the month of September a emplumado youthful unit was also observed that received attention of both parents, and the copulación of a pair in the thin branch of a tree.

Feeding : They walk on the ground in search of small dead animal or attack some such as serpents, frogs, rodents and chicks. It is common to observe to feed itself them on the animal run over by vehicles, in the highways

Behavior: It is observed solitaires to them or in small groups.

Distribution : One is from the south of E.U.A to the Earth of the Fire and the Falklands Islands.

Miss_Piggy, Dis. Ac., siggi, maurydv, gracious, pablominto, saguzar, marhowie, Argus, Adanac, jaycee, oscarromulus, lovenature has marked this note useful
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A splendid portrait of this Falcon Ricardo!
Good exposure,a great pose, and natural looking colour.
A very informative note as well.
Very good work.

Hallo Ricardo
This is really a fine looking and splendidly displayed portrait. The details are shown with great clarity and sharpness. I just love the fine feathers standing up straight around its nose area and the huge round rustic brown marble eye. Splendid photography. Thanks for this contribution. Great stuff.
Beste regards

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-10-29 11:18]

Hello Ricardo,
Very fine close-up of this bird. First time I see this species! Excellent details and colours. Regards,

Hi Ricardo,

great portrait of this bird.
Exelent details and beautiful colours.


Ciao Ricardo,
splendido ritratto, eccellenti POV e composizione che colgono l'intensità dello sguardo e la bella postura di questo rapace, straordinaria la definizione dei dettagli, magnifici i colori e stupendo OOF BG.

Holo Ricardo,
Como esta usted!
Beautiful portrait of this Cheriway in good closeness of it!
very sharp with wonderful colour and superb details
well done
muchas gracias

Hello Ricardo,

This is a great profile portrait!
Superb details and the pose is equally impressive, the plumage seems so fluffy and well groomed...
Well framed, excellent colours & details!

Pablo -

Hi Richardo,
This is a nice portrait of an unusual bird to me. You chose good composition with perfect exposure. I did a little workshop just to see if I could accentuate the details a little more. Well done and TFS,

Ciao Ricardo, superb portrait of wonderful Caracara, perfect focus, fantastic colors, excellent sharpness and splendid details, very well done, ciao Silvio

Encore un joli portrait bien coloré.
Bonne journée.

Hola Ricardo,
Un buen retarto de carancho, me gusta el inteso colorido de su rostro, aunque parece que lo has tomado en condiciones de luz escasas ya que su nitidez es tal vez u punto flaco, aunque de todos modos no llega a ser algo demasiado malo. Ahora espero ver la segunda parte.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2008-11-01 4:37]

Hi Ricardo
Very nice portrait.Nice colours and detail.
Good work.
Regards Jiri.

  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-11-01 14:36]

merhaba Ricardo
wonderful capture and impressive portrait photo
i like POV, BG, light, colours, sharpness and details

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-11-03 8:40]

Very nice portrait Ricardo! Sharp and clear image, well composed with a very nice backgtound, well done!


I like the POV here Ricardo.
Good detail and pleasing warm colors..
Well composed portrait with a nice pose also :)

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-11-09 21:59]

Hello ricardo,
A very fine close portrait of a Caracara. The technical qualities are first class and the use of flash provided good lighting.
As it is rare to approach these birds so closely in the wild it would be a good thing to say that you took this in captivity.
If this is a free wild specimen then this is a remarkable shot.
Thanks for sharing this,

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-11-10 16:48]

Hi Ricardo,
Looking through your portfolio you like getting up close with your subjects. This is an excellent close up with splendid details and colors. Great work Ricardo, thank you.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-11-10 17:43]

Hi Ricardo,

I was away and missed so many wonderful shots of yours. This one fascinates me - I have never seen this bird before. A beautiful portrait of this Falcon who seems very pleased with himself. A wonderful eye, lovely colors, excellent details of the face, plummage and the amazing neck feathers. A perfect background.


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-11-10 21:19]

Hi Ricardo,
Outstanding profile shot of this great looking Falcon with such lovely colours and details on its plumage. The expression on its eye looks priceless. Excellent DOF and composition.

Loved your notes.
Mario with friendly greetings.

Hi Ricardo
A colourful portait of this nobel looking Caracara. The side view shows off sharp detail and his impressive beak.
TFS Janice

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-12-12 12:43]

Hi Ricardo

This is lovely with the perfect DOF, rich colours and the nice POV. He has a lovely gleam in his eye too



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