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Prince of the Sky

Prince of the Sky
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Copyright: Chris Kucenski (chrisemt74) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 30] (199)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D40X
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-09-13 13:27
Viewed: 3904
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have not posted in a long while. Not like I haven't wanted to, but everytime I go out in the woods, nothing! But now I can finally end the drought!

This is a Peregrine Falcon. It can be found from the arctic region to the tropics. It also has the reputation as being the fastest animal on the planet. Diving at prey up to 200mph!

It feeds on medium sized birds and small mammals.

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Hello Chris,
Nicely done close up. I wonder if it's captured during a bird of prey show?
I do like the neutral background. Good posture; I think he's aware he is very fast:-)

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  • ubc64 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 21 N: 208] (789)
  • [2008-09-13 13:53]
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Hi Chris,

What a fantastic shot!! How close were you? Also, what kind of a lens were you using? I want one, whatever it is! Excellent detail and studio-quality background. TFS.


Hello Chris,

A very good close-up detailing the deadly beak, that superb plummage and alert eyes.

The bird is placed perfectly in frame for best composition.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • GaryT Gold Star Critiquer [C: 102 W: 7 N: 236] (160)
  • [2008-09-13 17:27]

Good portrait with original point of view. Gary

Hi Chris
Great close up!! Excellent detail and he stands out really nice with that BG. Well done and TFS

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-09-13 23:20]

Hi Chris
Super shot of the Peregrine Falcon. How lovely for you to see it so close. Nicely captured - sharp and clear to see,

A very fine end to the drought, Chris. Great detail and in-your-face point of view. It feels like this one's in the room with us. The composition is perfect, excellent DOF control, informative note.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-09-14 7:26]

Hello Chris,
This is an excellent portrait. How can you get so close? Superb colours and sharpness with a fantastic OOF BG. Great POV, pose and composition.
One of my favourite birds in great quality!
Kind regards,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-09-20 8:22]

Wonderful picture of an amazing bird. I like its expressive pose and glance, excellent impressive framing and composition of the image, terrific details and exactness of the colours. I also like fine colourful BG which decorates the image of a nice bird perfectly. Well done and kind regards.

Ciao Chris, great portrait of superb falcon in fantastic pose, fine details, excellent sharpness, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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