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Caracara sunbathing

Caracara sunbathing
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Copyright: JeanMarie Mouveroux (Nephrotome2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 599 W: 60 N: 660] (2538)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Olympus C770 UZ, no lens, (digital), No Filter
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds in Brazil 2, sunbath [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-11-10 4:10
Viewed: 5179
Points: 15
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Crested Caracara, Polyborus plancus

The caracara is a bird of prey in the family Falconidae. Unlike the Falco falcons in the same family, the caracaras are not fast-flying aerial hunters, but are rather sluggish and often scavengers.
This is a bird of open country, which nests in a tree or on the ground, laying 2 to 4 eggs. It is 58 cm long with a 125 cm wingspan.
He has long legs and frequently walks and runs on the ground. The adult has a black body, wings, crest and crown. This species has bare skin around the eye that can change color in seconds. Sexes are similar, but immature birds have a brown back, buff neck and throat, and pale breast streaked with brown. The voice of this species is a low rattle.
The Crested Caracara is omnivorous, and will eat reptiles, amphibians and other small animals as well as carrion.

Those birds were wild and numerous. They let you walk 10 m away from them. I like the pose of that one (despite I understand that there is not much detail in the pic). No tripod but camera stabized on a branch. Cropp 95%.

Thanks for looking.

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couleurs et détails supers
bon travail , excellent BG
merci de partager

Bonjour Jean-Marie,
Qu'elle pose intéressante vous avez su capturer sur cet oiseau que je ne connais pas. Je pense que les détails sont assez bons et que vous avez eu un excellent timing pour le capturer ainsi. Belle prise de vue et composition. J'aime bien vos notes intéressantes, j'aime moins ce cadre trop distrayant à mon goût :) Bien vu!

Hi JeanMarie,
A very nice shot on this Crested Caracara. You handled the exposue in the bright light very well. The colors and detail look excellent. An interesting pose. I have only observed certain water birds do that to dry out. Nice shot.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-11-10 11:56]

Hi Jean marie,

A funny pose I never seen before,You captured this moment very well,TFS


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-11-10 15:34]

Hello Jean-Marie,
What an incredible pose for a bird of prey! Must be wonderful to be able to get so close. Excellent sharp shot and nice colours.
TFS, Ulla

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2006-11-23 12:46]

Very interesting photo to see a bird do such a thing. I do see a lot of detail and nice color. Excellent exposure.

Great photo. I see water foul spreading their wings to dry all the time but first time for a land bird.

tres interressante cette photo.et jolie bien sur.

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